Madeira Terrace and Madeira Drive

Madeira Terrace logoCrowdfunding

A crowdfunding campaign towards the restoration of Madeira Terrace was launched this summer. 

The campaign has a target of £431,000 that must be raised before 30 November 2017. 

Nearly £350,000 has now been raised through pledges from over 1,600 people and organisations, including Brighton & Hove City Council, local businesses and residents - that's 75% of our target. 

Latest campaign news

The future of Madeira Terrace and Madeira Drive

We're calling on people power to help save Madeira Terrace

We have a four-point plan:

  • Crowd funding
  • Lottery funding
  • Harnessing local talent
  • Exploring uses for the area now


We submitted a bid for £4 million of funding from the government to kick-start the regeneration of Brighton seafront’s Madeira Terrace.

Unfortunately in April 2017 we learned the disappointing news that this bid was rejected.

The money would have come from the Coastal Communities Fund. If successful, we planned to combine the grant with matched funding from our budget for the first phase of a three-stage rebuilding of the Terrace.  Our initial timetable would  all the work completed by 2023.

We're committed to finding alternative sources of funding to kick-start the project. Broadly the approach is likely to remain the same - to attract private businesses and investment in order to provide revenue for the Terrace's future maintenance.

Madeira Terrace remains in the project pipeline for potential funding through Local Growth Fund Round 4 from the Greater Brighton Economic Board and a bid for Heritage Lottery funding will be submitted in November 2017.

Madeira Terrace is closed to pedestrians

The Grade 2 listed Terrace is an 850m stretch of seafront arches on Madeira Drive in Brighton.

We're taking action to prevent sections of Madeira Terrace from collapsing and to make the area safe for the public. The entire length of Madeira Terrace is closed, following engineers' advice.

Surveying showed that the steel beams embedded in the concrete, supporting the deck of the Terrace, have corroded and the cast iron has come to the end of its useful life. Repairs cannot be made and a rebuild is needed.

Permanent anti-climb fencing was installed in early 2016.

The road is still open to traffic in both directions. Vintage car rallies and reunion events are still taking place on Madeira Drive.

Other seafront improvements