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Antony Dale Lecture: Restoring the Madeira Terrace

28th September 2022 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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The terrace and arches were designed by Brighton borough surveyor Philip Causton Lockwood and opened in 1890. They have been closed to the public since 2012.

In this year's Antony Dale Lecture, Lian Harter, senior project lead at the heritage consultants Purcell, will describe the first of four phases of her company's work on the restoration of the stricken 865m-long cast-iron terrace.

This is one of the city's most important developments of a major landmark. The project will include four new lifts, total restoration of the ironwork, new walkways, full renovation of the rear wall and green wall, new lighting and much more. Work is due to start in 2023 and the first phase will probably take two years to complete.

Info for ticket holders

Please arrive by 18:50 at the Octagon Hall Entrance Lobby for a 1900 start. Access is off the Pavilion Gardens from either New Road, Church Road or Pavilion Buildings. Access on the night will be limited to the Music Room, the Long Gallery and the kitchen via the Banqueting Room.

Wheelchair access is possible. Please note no parking will be available at Brighton Pavilion but parking is available at the nearby NCP car park, 12‐14 Church St, Brighton BN1 1US and others.


Lian Harter
Lian is a senior project lead at Purcell. She gained a first-class architectural theory degree specialising in sustainable development from the University of Liverpool. Following her degree, she worked in the arts sector for a number of years, managing exhibitions and installations in galleries and historic buildings throughout the UK. Lian joined Purcell’s Liverpool studio in 2008 and moved to the Canterbury studio in 2014, and has worked on St George’s Hall and Blackburn Cathedral. In addition to overseeing the Madeira Terrace project, she is currently running major projects at Canterbury Cathedral, including repair and conservation works.

Image: Lockwood's original design for the Madeira Terrace, 1890 (courtesy of ESRO)


28th September 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Royal Pavilion Music Room
Pavilion Buildings
Brighton, BN1 1EE


Regency Society of Brighton and Hove
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