The Twentieth Century Society


Saltdean Lido gets upgraded to II*



Saltdean’s elegant lido, the first lido to ever be listed in the UK, has now become the first to be graded at II*, putting it in the top 5% of all listed buildings.

The Society have been working with the Save Saltdean Lido group to get the building upgraded for over a year and on Friday, DCMS made their decision public.

The Society has long regarded all surviving lidos in the UK as significant pieces of archtiectural and cultural history. Many have been lost and others, including Saltdean need a new lease of life. Saltdean’s future is looking better now however – let’s hope this upgrade is the first step towards a new chapter in it’s history.

Posted in Casework, Lidos, South East


2 responses to “Saltdean Lido gets upgraded to II*”

  1. Great news! Look forward to Saltdean Lido gleaming elegant once again…

  2. afterglow76 says:

    Fantastic, hopefully it will be restored to its former glory and become an iconic building once again, like Embassy Court in hove and the De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, we should be proud to have 3 such important modernist buildings in the area.
    I sneaked in about 12 years ago, and wandered around taking photos even run down it had an undeniable style and presence.

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