An open air swimming pool in the English town of Brighton moving is one step closer to reality. Next week, the Brighton and Hove City Council's Policy and Resources Committee will consider a report that will include a request for a 150-year lease to house the heated 50m swimming pool known as Sea Lanes. Inspired by the Bondi Icebergs Club swimming pool in Australia, the eight-lane pool will be teamed with indoor training pools, a sauna, training studios and therapy rooms. A cafe, shops, offices and function rooms are also planned for the site on the old Peter Pan’s playground, next to Yellowwave.
It is an exciting time for a city that is quickly becoming a national center for open air swimming.
“The Sea Lanes development is an exciting and unique proposal which will provide a high quality and sustainable attraction for the seafront.," according to Brighton & Hove News. “Brighton is fast becoming a national centre for open water swimming. However, most swimmers have nowhere to change, leave their belongings or shower afterwards."