Yellowave Beach Sports Centre


Yellowave Ltd






Green Apple Awards 2007: National Silver for New-build Public Facility


completed 2007

Yellowave Beach Sports Centre

Yellowave is a now long-established sand-based beach sports centre, situated betweenBrighton’s Palace Pier and the Marina.

Located directly on the beach below Kemptown, the sea is immediately to the south and the impressive Regency townscape is to the north. Our aesthetically sensitive design respects the precious environment of the beach, and avoids impacting on the views from the esplanades and terraces of Kemptown.

Using a simple palette of predominantly sustainable materials, chiefly timber, Yellowave houses a single storey Sports Pavilion with a reception area, café, changing rooms, a viewing area and climbing wall. The Pavilion is built from a prefabricated timber panel system. In a nod to its seaside location, beach shingle covers the building’s roof.

With Brighton being a stony beach, sand was imported and used to create six beach volleyball courts, which can also be configured as two five-a-side beach soccer pitches or one international beach soccer pitch. These  courts are sheltered  by a screen of untreated western red cedar cladding, timber posts and canvas.

Yellowave is popular seafront venue and offers inclusive activities for all ages and abilities. 

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