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Community engagement

We are a socially responsible company funded through a Public-Private Partnership, and we aim to make a positive impact on the local community in Brighton and Hove.

Living Wage

We are proud to be the first tourism employer in Brighton and Hove that has committed to the local Living Wage. We employ more than 100 people at our site and believe that by paying a decent wage, we attract the best people to work for us who in turn deliver outstanding service to our guests. Find out more.

Regenerating the seafront

In addition to the £1m Brighton & Hove Council will earn from the PWLB loan, we have committed to paying 1% of our ticket revenues to the city forever. This payment will be made every single year (even when we’ve repaid our loan from the Public Works Loan Board ). This money is already being used to regenerate the seafront, including the spaces either side of BAi360.

Free flights for school children

After giving out 39,000 free British Airways i360 tickets to all Brighton & Hove state school students (2016/17 school year) we are pleased to announce that we will be giving a free ticket to Reception Class students attending a Brighton & Hove state school during the 2017/18 school year. Details to follow in the 2017 Autumn school term.

We hope to inspire the next generation of engineers and architects with the awe inspiring tower. We will develop free curriculum resources across the key stages in maths, design, technology and science. Find out more.

West Pier restoration

British Airways i360 has restored the beautiful original 1866 West Pier tollbooths, which are now our West Pier Tea Room and ticket office. We are also providing financial support to the West Pier Trust, which is aiming to create a heritage centre near our site, runs a schools programme and plans to eventually create a new pier.

Charity Support

We are already raising awareness and fundraising for our selected local charity, Trust for Developing Communities.  We have also participated in fundraising activities for Rockinghorse, Sussex Beacon, the Martlets and other organisations.

Discounts for local residents

Brighton and Hove residents are eligible for half price British Airways i360 tickets as part of a membership scheme.

Anyone with a BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41 postcode can register for an annual membership at just £1 – a nominal fee to cover the cost of the membership card. Students studying at either of the city’s two universities are also eligible.

Resident membership entitles members to year-round discounts on standard BAi360 flights at any time of the week, any month of the year*
Members also benefit from other special offers at British Airways i360 across the year. These offers will be communicated to members in regular newsletter updates. Find out more.

*Subject to availability and subject to change. Excludes meal packages e.g. Afternoon Tea, and special events e.g. Valentine’s Day Flights.

Local companies

We are committed to utilizing home-grown talent from Brighton and Sussex and work with local companies wherever possible. For instance, the drinks in our Sky Bar are locally sourced. We also advertise all tenders locally and we are already working with a long list of local suppliers.

Sustainability

Our vertical cable car and building use very little energy. Electricity will be the only energy source used at the British Airways i360 site and comes entirely from renewable energy sources. The downward movement of our vertical cable car generates and captures 50% of the energy needed to power its ascent.

We have also incorporated sustainable design into the beach building to minimise energy consumption. For example, we are using natural ventilation for cooling and have insulated the building; we will use low-energy LED lighting throughout and A+ rated appliances. Find out more.

 

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