Sea Lanes Brighton, will begin construction for the UK’s first National Open Water Swimming Centre of Excellence in Winter 2021 with an opening date of Summer 2022.
Local Leisure Trust, South Downs Leisure confirmed to operate the swimming pool and the development will create over 100 new jobs for the local area including lifeguards, a pool general manager and a learn to swim coordinator.
Joe McNulty, Sea Lanes Brighton Director, explains:
At the heart of the scheme is the swimming pool, which will be accessible to all. The pool will provide much needed swimming facilities in Brighton and will act as a gateway for those looking to gain the confidence to swim in the sea, as well as a training hub for open water swimming events, triathlon, sea safety and lifeguard courses.
We are delighted to be beginning construction this winter and want to say a big thank you to everyone who has visited Sea Lanes and shown your support over the years. We look forward to welcoming you all to the first National Open Water Swimming Centre of Excellence next summer.
Duncan Anderson, Director at South Downs Leisure said:
South Downs Leisure are incredibly pleased to be working in partnership with Sea Lanes. It is unique and exciting opportunity to provide much needed swimming facilities to the people of Brighton and surrounding area. The innovative design and location will provide a service unrivalled on the south coast and enable us, as a leisure trust, to expand our community, making more people, more active, more often.
Brighton & Hove City Council granted Sea Lanes Brighton planning permission in March to transform the former Peter Pan site on Madeira Drive, Brighton.
For more information about Sea Lanes Brighton Ltd please visit: www.sealanesbrighton.co.uk
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