The British Airways i360 project team is celebrating further success, after the landmark scheme picked up the Judges’ Special Award at the 2017 British Construction Industry (BCI) awards.
The BCI awards, organised by New Civil Engineer and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery, design, construction and delivering outcomes for society.
The 2017 awards ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 11 October – with the BA i360 project team presented with the Judges’ Special Award.
At 162 metres high and with an observation pod rising to 138 metres, the British Airways i360 is the tallest observation tower outside London, offering a new perspective on the fun loving seaside city of Brighton.
Sited at the beach end of the historic West Pier on Brighton’s seafront, the British Airways i360 has a slender, elegant design, with a futuristic pod allowing 200 visitors at a time to enjoy the surrounding view as it slowly unfolds. The pod is 18 metres in diameter, 10 times the size of a London Eye capsule, with seating and plenty of room to move around.
The British Airways i360 is no stranger to success, having picked up no less than three awards at the 2017 RICS South East Awards in May 2017, including the headline accolade. A month later the scheme also picked up the Best Public Service Building at the LABC South East Building Excellence Awards 2017.
13 October 2017