The first phase of the restoration will restore part of the structure and the Green Wall behind it.
What's happening now
Due to the current level of funding we have for this project and the size of the restoration works we need to do, we’ll be restoring Madeira Terrace in phases.
The first phase of restoration will be directly west of the Madeira Terrace Shelter Hall (also known as Concorde 2) near to the cliff steps opposite Royal Crescent.
Before works on site can start, the council’s Planning committee has to agree the proposed designs. As Madeira Terrace is Grade 2* listed, we need specialist contractors to complete the work.
Public engagement and the Design Review Panel
Early in December 2021 Design South East’s Review Panel gave their feedback on proposals for Madeira Terrace before the team submitted a full planning application.
At the same time, we shared the proposals with residents at 2 public engagement events. We also shared plans showcasing recent works at nearby Black Rock and proposals for an Eastern Seafront Masterplan.
The public engagement events were well attended and to make the information accessible to as many people as possible, we then displayed information boards at Jubilee library for 2 weeks in January.
Bringing back the 'linear stadium'
A clear aim of the restoration is to bring back the much-valued function of the terrace as a ‘linear stadium’ for viewing events on Madeira Drive.
It also aims to introduce the concept of Madeira Terrace as part of a linear ‘park’ for the eastern seafront area, tying in with the Black Rock rejuvenation works which have prioritised planting and physical access for the eastern area.
Final approval to submit the planning application
The team will carry on working with the community advisory panel before they ask for final approval to submit a full planning application from the cross-party project board.
If the planning application is approved, the design team will move to the next stage. RIBA stage 4, technical design is scheduled to begin in summer 2022.
What we've done