Madeira Terrace is a Grade 2 listed, 865 metre long stretch of seafront arches on Madeira Drive in Brighton. Originally built in the late 1800s, it has been closed to the public since 2012 as the structure has been degraded by the marine environment and become unsafe.
The Madeira Terrace restoration project aims to restore the arches and create a new sustainable social and business space that is sensitive to the terraces original design.
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The design team will create sensitive, innovative and regenerative designs for the Terrace structure. Designs will be conscious of addressing the Terrace’s Grade 2* listed status while ensuring natural renewable resources are incorporated, such as sustainable energy generation through solar and water harvesting infrastructure. They will also look at how best to take care of the historic green wall.
A clear aim of the restoration is to re-instate the much-valued social function of the terrace as a ‘linear stadium’ for viewing events held on Madeira Drive.
Once options for the first phase of restoration are explored and a final option given support by the Project Board and the Advisory Panel, the design team will move to the next stage: RIBA 2 - Concept design. The aim is to start working on concept designs in Autumn 2020.