The project to restore Madeira Terrace is an enormous task. We have raised enough funding to restore a part of the Terrace and, after consulting with the Design Team and the Advisory Panel, we have selected 40 arches to restore.
Planning permission was granted for Phase One of the restoration at Planning Committee on 2 November 2022.
The first phase of restoration will be directly west of the Madeira Terrace Shelter Hall (also known as Concorde 2) to the cliff steps opposite Royal Crescent.
Phase One will restore the Terrace as an outdoor destination, with a focus on:
- community health and wellbeing
- outdoor events
We will restore other sections of the Terrace as funding becomes available
Key Features in Phase One
Here are our plans for Phase One of the project which we are sending to Planning Committee for approval.
Improving access from Marine Parade:
installing a full height single car lift next to Royal Crescent steps
repairing and upgrading the stairs opposite Royal Crescent
installing a new staircase from deck level to Madeira Drive, next to Madeira Terrace Shelter Hall
removing 22 existing parking spaces to facilitate crossing Madeira Drive from the Terrace, pedestrian crossings, cycle parking and wayfinding signage
Replacing the deck:
The Design Team is recommending using new pre-cast concrete to construct the deck.
There will be permanent planting, landscaping and seating, and fixings for temporary seasonal canopies
Restoring the cast iron terrace:
We will conserve the existing cast iron structure as far as possible and we will only re-cast the iron where absolutely necessary.
We will conserve and restore the green wall
We will reinstate the verges in front of the Terrace
We will include planting on the deck level
There will also be a new lighting scheme under the arches and on the deck, along with options for pop-ups on both the deck and promenade levels to serve various events.