Saltdean Lido CIC are working to bring the iconic Grade II* Listed lido back into use for the public to enjoy.

The newly restored site will include a heated water swimming pool, children's pool, a gym, cafe/restaurant, meeting room space for community groups and corporates and a library.

The restoration and re-opening of the entire site will become a much used community facility as well as adding to the City's tourism attractions. 

The Grand Opening for the swimming pools will be Spring 2017.

If you missed our recent heritage open weekend tours you can download the factsheets here.



Working with the Heritage Lottery Fund preparing for our future grand opening of the building, we need your memories of the lido and Saltdean. Did you learn to swim at the lido? Did you holiday in Saltdean? Meet your partner there? Fond memories? We really would love to here from you. Please get in touch here. 


2016 and building works are well underway. The new plant room was completed in 2015 and now the major works have commenced to the swimming pool. Restoring the pool, back into one pool & creating a new children's pool. The pools will re-open Spring 2017. You keep track of the works here.


Join our 'Wall of Fame' and leave your mark on Saltdean Lido forever.  We are building a new wall within the grounds and are taking orders for people to buy a brick. Prices start from £50.00. The 'Wall of Fame' is almost full so please be quick! Download the order form here.

The Building Project


2016 has started off busy...if you pass by the lido, you will notice lots of activity, with the swimming pool works well underway.  The pool works are costing over £2million which we have secured. As you can imagine, its a complex build project so we are currently working towards a completion date for the swimming pool of October 2016.  Landscaping and other works will then take place so we will open the pools to the public Spring 2017. Much later than we hoped but it will be well worth the wait with heated water and the quite possibly a unique opportunity to swim in a newly restored lido.  



Unique opportunity to play your part in history


We are currently fundraising to cover the costs of a new electricity sub-station and need £70,000. We are inviting the public to 'Adopt a Brick' to help us and in return you will have your name on the lido for future generations.  It is a unique opportunity to help us in the restoration project.  Brick prices start at £50.00 and we can accept payments over several months, if you want to spread the cost.  Download the information form here as a word document or here as a pdf document.  Email Bridget Fishleigh, volunteer Director for any specific questions you may have.



Getting ready for our Grand Opening


Working with the Heritage Lottery Fund we are starting to begin our heritage and history project and need to hear all your memories of the Lido.  We are also extending the project to include the wider area of Saltdean, perhaps you holidayed at Butlins Grand Ocean or use to visit Saltdean in its heyday. We are looking for old photos, postcards and to also interview people.  Contact Deryck Chester, volunteer Director, who is leading this project.