Brighton and Hove City Council has given its backing to a spa resort on the Brighton seaside.
The spa resort, to be constructed for an investment of £5m, will feature an indoor and outdoor children’s club, a year-round spa and health centre, a beach club and restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a member’s club, and will be constructed on the previous Peter Pan’s Playground site, located close to the Palace Pier.
The Brighton Bathing Pavilion, the spa resort, will be developed by The Karma Royal Group, and will be open to general public except for its member’s club.
The chairman of the economic development and culture committee, Cllr Geoffrey Bowden, said, ‘This would fit with our strategy to bring more life to the seafront east of the Palace Pier. It could be another asset in making the city a year-round, weather-resistant attraction.
It also reconnects us to our history as a spa resort 250 years ago when Dr Richard Russell was advocating sea bathing as a cure-all.’
The project, which is completely funded, will be creating around three hundred jobs for the local community.
The Karma Royal Group, the developer of the project, owns and operates resorts and spas worldwide, and will be taking its first project in England with the Brighton Bathing Pavilion. The project aims to be a zero carbon development, with its own sustainable energy generation processes.