The i360 viewing tower in Brighton, UK will begin construction next week. Designed by Marks Barfield, the scheme comprises a passenger pod at 18m in diameter, capable of carrying 200 people at one time, which rises 138m above sea level to provide panoramic views over the English Channel and across Brighton towards the South Downs.
David Marks and Julia Barfield, creators of the Brighton i360 and the London Eye, said: “We have the opportunity to create something truly unique and of international renown here in Brighton and Hove. We are excited to be working again with this top team and we all look forward to seeing the opening of the attraction in summer 2016.”
The wider team of engineers and contractors includes Hollandia from Holland, Poma from France, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (Jacobs), locally-based civil contractor JT Mackley and structural engineers Hemsley Orrell Partnership (HOP).
See here for a previous article about the i360, the tallest visitor observation attraction in the UK outside London.