Madeira Terrace is a Grade II listed 865m long, cast-iron covered terrace and walkway, stretching onto the seafront arches on Madeira Drive in Brighton. Designed by Brighton Borough Surveyor, Philip C Lockwood, the structure was originally built in the late 1800s, and is an example of 19th Century engineering. The Terrace has been closed to the public since 2012 (due to the degradation of the marine environment).
Madeira Terrace is a remarkable structure of monumental proportions, yet with a delicacy of detail inspired by its marine setting. It forms an important part of Brighton’s eastern seafront and is of great significance to the city and residents alike.
In March 2020, Historic England upgraded the structure from Grade II to Grade II* - a change which recognises its historic importance, and for the first time, has allowed it to be added to the Heritage at Risk Register. In collaboration with Historic England, Purcell are working with the Council to provide specialist expertise for regenerating Madeira Terrace to ensure that the structure is safeguarded for future generations.
As appointed Architects and Heritage Consultants, Purcell are delighted to be supporting Brighton and Hove City Council’s intention to bring a first phase of the structure back to life in a manner appropriate to C21st Century needs and to be publicly accessible once more.