British Airways i360

At 162 metres high, and with an observation pod rising to 138 metres, 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 root end of the historic West Pier on Brighton’s seafront, 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. Marks Barfield Architects and the international team who created the London Eye have joined forces again for the project, which was eight years in the making.

Client: Brighton i360 Ltd
Principal Contractor: Mackley
Duration: 104 Weeks
Value: £10m

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