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.

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    An artist's impression of the new, glass fronted, lift on Madeira Terrace. Along with a pedestrianised crossing and improved stairway.

    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  

    • upgrading the Shelter Hall lift and giving temporary access at deck level 

    • 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. 

    Encouraging biodiversity: 

    • 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.