Madeira Terrace 

Madeira Terrace is a Grade 2* listed, 865-metre-long stretch of seafront arches and promenade on Madeira Drive in Brighton.

Originally built in the late 1800s, more and more of it has been closed to the public since 2014. This is because the local marine environment has degraded the structure and made it unsafe.

An artist's impression of the restoration from Concorde 2, looking west towards the new lift

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. 

What's happening now

Planning permission was granted for Phase One of the restoration at Planning Committee on 2 November 2022. 

The first phase of restoration will be to 40 arches between Madeira Terrace Shelter Hall (also known as Concorde 2) and the Royal Crescent steps. This will include the green wall behind the structure.

The Design Team is currently working on RIBA 4 technical design stage. This is when they will complete everything that needs to be done before repair, manufacturing and construction starts. 

What we've done

Phase One of Restoration

Find out more about our plans for Phase One