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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had wonderful Christmas break. When my young children wake me up at the…

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Delivering dampers

While work continues welding the flanges to the tower cans in Holland, we are busy preparing for the next stages…

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We are Considerate Constructors

One of the biggest challenges with any large-scale public attraction is reducing the impact of a busy construction site whilst…

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A focus on flanges

The flanges have now arrived at the factory in southern Holland, where our tower cans were originally manufactured. This is…

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Managing the media and mud

We get a lot of media attention at the Brighton i360 and it’s great to take people out onto the…

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Busy week for our CEO

Eleanor Harris has already talked to hundreds of people in Brighton and Hove, spreading the good word about the i360,…

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What can you see from the biosphere?

When we decided to build a 168 metre tower, offering a 360 degree view over Brighton and the surrounding landscape, it was…

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The future faces of construction

This week marks a shift in the world of construction and engineering. Tomorrow’s Engineers Week runs from 3-7 November, with an…

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Brighton i360 commits to Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign

– Eleanor Harris, CEO Brighton i360 Originally published October 2014. Additional information added June 2016. Brighton i360 signed up to the Living…

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Focus on Brighton’s amazing events

Brighton is famous for outdoor events: fancy dress parades line up with charity walks; music festivals take place next door…

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The stages of construction

The construction site of the Brighton i360 is always going to entice attention. Not only is it slap bang in…

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The science behind the i360 tower

Much of the recent focus has been on the works underground, but this week our Chief Engineer Dr John Roberts…

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How will i360 affect seafront traffic?

  We are regularly asked about how the Brighton i360 will affect traffic on the Kings Road, with many people…

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What lies beneath…

When we started digging underneath the i360 site for the sewer diversions last month, we had a pretty good idea…

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Brightoning up the hoardings

  Last week’s live art event was an all-round triumph. The day was warm and the rain stayed clear as…

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Brighton: the open air gallery

Brighton is a city famous for its love of graffiti and is home to some iconic works. KENSINGTON STREET Local…

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Brighton: star of the silver screen

As many of you probably know, last night marked the launch of Brighton’s first ever local TV channel! Latest TV…

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Pedal power

Here at the i360, many of us are keen cyclists. As well as being fast, healthy and free, cycling’s an…

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Beneath our feet

It’s been a busy couple of months for the Brighton i360, constructing the access road and putting up hoardings –…

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The West Pier Arches Shops

As part of the regeneration of the seafront and the area surrounding British Airways i360, Brighton & Hove City Council has…

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Groundbreaking in many ways

Yesterday marked an exciting milestone in the i360 journey: the official groundbreaking. Jason Kitcat and Penny Thompson of Brighton and…

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Brighton things up

This coming Monday (28 July 2014) you’ll notice a substantial change start happening at the i360 site. Five hundred square meters…

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Getting to know you

One of the great privileges of working in Brighton and Hove is the passion the residents have for their city.

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Introducing J.T. Mackley

Some of you will have noticed the arrival of materials and machines at the i360 site over the last few…

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Old meets new

One of the most fundamental, but also one of the most exciting, aspects of the i360 project is being able…

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A meeting of minds

Yesterday marked a great milestone for the Brighton i360: it saw the conclusion of the first team meeting, where some…

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Coping with windy weather

The i360 is actually designed to operate when it’s windy and has state of the art dampers, which ensure that…

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