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Work on i360 to begin next week

The Argus: Work on i360 to begin next week Work on i360 to begin next week

THE team that created the London Eye met as they prepare to build the Brighton i360.

Preliminary work will begin on the 600 foot, £46 million seafront observation tower next week and firms met at the Hilton Brighton Metropole yesterday to gear up for the start of construction.

Local firms including the civil contractor JT Mackley, based just outside Brighton, and Hemsley Orrell Partnership, based in Hove, bring their local and marine engineering experience to the team. The team also comprises contractors Jacobs Engineering Group Inc , Hollandia from Holland, Poma from France and Marks Barfield architects from London.

JT Mackley will be carrying out the groundwork and building the i360 conference centre.

Tony Camilleri, managing director of JT Mackley, said: “We are very much looking forward to bringing our local knowledge and coastal experience to the project and to working with this international team on what will become a world famous landmark.”

Main contractor Hollandia, which built the London Eye structure, will be responsible for the construction and erection of the steel tower.

David Marks and Julia Barfield, who created the London Eye and are behind the i360 tower, 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 are all looking forward to seeing the opening of the attraction in summer 2016.”

Workers are expected to break ground at the i360 site late in July.

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10:34am Wed 25 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

What a ridiculous project for Brighton.
What a ridiculous project for Brighton. stevo!!
  • Score: 18

10:38am Wed 25 Jun 14

Lady Smith says...

Should be renamed the iSore...
Should be renamed the iSore... Lady Smith
  • Score: 23

10:50am Wed 25 Jun 14

FC says...

Oh god, here come the nimbys...

PLEASE DON'T PUT ANY MONEY IN TO BRIGHTON EVER. PLEASE JUST LET IT DIE.

Yeah, that's what you sound like. Grow up, move on.
Oh god, here come the nimbys... PLEASE DON'T PUT ANY MONEY IN TO BRIGHTON EVER. PLEASE JUST LET IT DIE. Yeah, that's what you sound like. Grow up, move on. FC
  • Score: -16

10:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

FC wrote:
Oh god, here come the nimbys...

PLEASE DON'T PUT ANY MONEY IN TO BRIGHTON EVER. PLEASE JUST LET IT DIE.

Yeah, that's what you sound like. Grow up, move on.
And Brighton will die should this project fail?

*facepalm*
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: Oh god, here come the nimbys... PLEASE DON'T PUT ANY MONEY IN TO BRIGHTON EVER. PLEASE JUST LET IT DIE. Yeah, that's what you sound like. Grow up, move on.[/p][/quote]And Brighton will die should this project fail? *facepalm* stevo!!
  • Score: 8

11:16am Wed 25 Jun 14

cynic_the says...

I think the team could do with some diversity training....
I think the team could do with some diversity training.... cynic_the
  • Score: 4

11:23am Wed 25 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

Nice to see the faces of some of those who will benefit from the Brighton & Hove's Taxpayer guaranteed loan that no commercial company would touch with a very tall stick.

Can we please come up with a plan to hold those accountable if this ends up like the West Pier Trust success story
Nice to see the faces of some of those who will benefit from the Brighton & Hove's Taxpayer guaranteed loan that no commercial company would touch with a very tall stick. Can we please come up with a plan to hold those accountable if this ends up like the West Pier Trust success story Hove Actually
  • Score: 21

11:31am Wed 25 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

Strange, the quote function doesn't appear to be working.

@FC - it's nothing to do with being a Nimby. The council have lent money to a business that has the same directors as Marks Barfield. This business is already millions in debt yet they are to be trusted with money borrowed by the council and which, if the i360 company collapses, the tax payer will have to step in and pay the loan.

The loan was only passed by council after the Greens politically bribed the Tories to provide the two extra votes required. This was despite a majority of the Tories being against the loan. Many of the details have been blocked from the public under the guise of being "commercially sensitive". There is clearly a case to be made for corruption within the Green and Tory ranks here.

By all means build the i360 - I think it is a good idea - but use PRIVATE money. Ask yourself why no private investor came forward ?

Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. Geoffrey Theobald should hang his head in shame for taking the bribe.
Strange, the quote function doesn't appear to be working. @FC - it's nothing to do with being a Nimby. The council have lent money to a business that has the same directors as Marks Barfield. This business is already millions in debt yet they are to be trusted with money borrowed by the council and which, if the i360 company collapses, the tax payer will have to step in and pay the loan. The loan was only passed by council after the Greens politically bribed the Tories to provide the two extra votes required. This was despite a majority of the Tories being against the loan. Many of the details have been blocked from the public under the guise of being "commercially sensitive". There is clearly a case to be made for corruption within the Green and Tory ranks here. By all means build the i360 - I think it is a good idea - but use PRIVATE money. Ask yourself why no private investor came forward ? Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. Geoffrey Theobald should hang his head in shame for taking the bribe. Fight_Back
  • Score: 26

11:35am Wed 25 Jun 14

worried_mum says...

Hmm....so my options are:
- join the lengthy traffic queues to get into the centre of Brighton, to find a parking space (if possible) in a highly overpriced carpark;
- pay £8+ to get the family down to the seafront by bus (having stood all the way on a hot, smelly & rubbish festooned bus);
To then queue up an pay for a hugely overpriced ticket to go up in a pod to look at the view of Brighton and surrounding area.

OR....

Park in a free carpark somewhere near Devil's Dyke and have a peaceful family walk, along the ridge of the Downs, looking at the views of Brighton and the surrounding area, stopping on the way for a family picnic and to look at the lovely wildlife around us.

Hmmm.....tough choice!! Definitely

NOT wasting my money going anywhere near the "iSore" (good name Lady Smith!!).
Hmm....so my options are: - join the lengthy traffic queues to get into the centre of Brighton, to find a parking space (if possible) in a highly overpriced carpark; - pay £8+ to get the family down to the seafront by bus (having stood all the way on a hot, smelly & rubbish festooned bus); To then queue up an pay for a hugely overpriced ticket to go up in a pod to look at the view of Brighton and surrounding area. OR.... Park in a free carpark somewhere near Devil's Dyke and have a peaceful family walk, along the ridge of the Downs, looking at the views of Brighton and the surrounding area, stopping on the way for a family picnic and to look at the lovely wildlife around us. Hmmm.....tough choice!! Definitely NOT wasting my money going anywhere near the "iSore" (good name Lady Smith!!). worried_mum
  • Score: 20

11:35am Wed 25 Jun 14

DGee says...

What we want is rebuilt West Pier,the seafront looks lopsided without it. A pier for the arts would complement The Palace with its own brand of entertainment. Somebody please tell me how doing a circuit 600 ft in the sky and coming back down again will replace a pier where so much more could be achieved.
What we want is rebuilt West Pier,the seafront looks lopsided without it. A pier for the arts would complement The Palace with its own brand of entertainment. Somebody please tell me how doing a circuit 600 ft in the sky and coming back down again will replace a pier where so much more could be achieved. DGee
  • Score: 17

11:42am Wed 25 Jun 14

Uncle Ruckus (No Relation) says...

Due to Green Party incompetence and incapability, the i360 will a) open behind schedule b) run over-budget and c) not attract nearly the amount of visitors that the Greens claim it will.

What a fitting monument to the wretched, spiteful, Marxist and incompetent 'snot' Greens; a 600ft butt-plug...
Due to Green Party incompetence and incapability, the i360 will a) open behind schedule b) run over-budget and c) not attract nearly the amount of visitors that the Greens claim it will. What a fitting monument to the wretched, spiteful, Marxist and incompetent 'snot' Greens; a 600ft butt-plug... Uncle Ruckus (No Relation)
  • Score: 15

11:52am Wed 25 Jun 14

hugo1977 says...

im sure 36 milj would rebuild the West Pier and make it a spectacular one.
The designers of the I360 would probably get far more support if they did that instead of asking us to pay for a already doomed and failed monstrosity
im sure 36 milj would rebuild the West Pier and make it a spectacular one. The designers of the I360 would probably get far more support if they did that instead of asking us to pay for a already doomed and failed monstrosity hugo1977
  • Score: 8

11:57am Wed 25 Jun 14

PorkyChopper says...

Dear Argus, a competent local newspaper would not be reporting so positively on this project. A proper local newspaper would be investigating this gigantic fraud. If you were a competent local newspaper, you would start by asking the obvious question "How did you arrive at the figures for your profit and loss forecast?" as this is what the loan of £36 million is based upon. When this project fails, and the council have to pick up the tab, they can whistle for their council tax.

Once again, Argus, as many people have already asked you to do - Do your job, hold these fraudsters to account and ask them some awkward questions.
Dear Argus, a competent local newspaper would not be reporting so positively on this project. A proper local newspaper would be investigating this gigantic fraud. If you were a competent local newspaper, you would start by asking the obvious question "How did you arrive at the figures for your profit and loss forecast?" as this is what the loan of £36 million is based upon. When this project fails, and the council have to pick up the tab, they can whistle for their council tax. Once again, Argus, as many people have already asked you to do - Do your job, hold these fraudsters to account and ask them some awkward questions. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 11

1:17pm Wed 25 Jun 14

We love Red Billy says...

The officil name for this structure is The Kitcat- Theobold memorial erection. It is their epitaph not their legacy. #politicalchamberpot
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The officil name for this structure is The Kitcat- Theobold memorial erection. It is their epitaph not their legacy. #politicalchamberpot s We love Red Billy
  • Score: 7

2:32pm Wed 25 Jun 14

P.Dant says...

A photo of wealthy people about to get wealthier.Let`s have one of B&H people handing a big cheque over to them.
A photo of wealthy people about to get wealthier.Let`s have one of B&H people handing a big cheque over to them. P.Dant
  • Score: 12

3:37pm Wed 25 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

We love Red Billy wrote:
The officil name for this structure is The Kitcat- Theobold memorial erection. It is their epitaph not their legacy. #politicalchamberpot

s
Is that why it looks like a butt-plug?
[quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: The officil name for this structure is The Kitcat- Theobold memorial erection. It is their epitaph not their legacy. #politicalchamberpot s[/p][/quote]Is that why it looks like a butt-plug? stevo!!
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Wed 25 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Strange, the quote function doesn't appear to be working.

@FC - it's nothing to do with being a Nimby. The council have lent money to a business that has the same directors as Marks Barfield. This business is already millions in debt yet they are to be trusted with money borrowed by the council and which, if the i360 company collapses, the tax payer will have to step in and pay the loan.

The loan was only passed by council after the Greens politically bribed the Tories to provide the two extra votes required. This was despite a majority of the Tories being against the loan. Many of the details have been blocked from the public under the guise of being "commercially sensitive". There is clearly a case to be made for corruption within the Green and Tory ranks here.

By all means build the i360 - I think it is a good idea - but use PRIVATE money. Ask yourself why no private investor came forward ?

Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. Geoffrey Theobald should hang his head in shame for taking the bribe.
You may not like it, or like very much for that matter, but corruption? You better put up or shut up.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: Strange, the quote function doesn't appear to be working. @FC - it's nothing to do with being a Nimby. The council have lent money to a business that has the same directors as Marks Barfield. This business is already millions in debt yet they are to be trusted with money borrowed by the council and which, if the i360 company collapses, the tax payer will have to step in and pay the loan. The loan was only passed by council after the Greens politically bribed the Tories to provide the two extra votes required. This was despite a majority of the Tories being against the loan. Many of the details have been blocked from the public under the guise of being "commercially sensitive". There is clearly a case to be made for corruption within the Green and Tory ranks here. By all means build the i360 - I think it is a good idea - but use PRIVATE money. Ask yourself why no private investor came forward ? Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. Geoffrey Theobald should hang his head in shame for taking the bribe.[/p][/quote]You may not like it, or like very much for that matter, but corruption? You better put up or shut up. HJarrs
  • Score: -3

9:13pm Wed 25 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Moanerati on top form.

Moan, moan, moan. You people hate change and have been singularly clueless in finding a viable alternative.
Moanerati on top form. Moan, moan, moan. You people hate change and have been singularly clueless in finding a viable alternative. HJarrs
  • Score: -7

9:18pm Wed 25 Jun 14

cynic_the says...

HJarrs wrote:
Moanerati on top form.

Moan, moan, moan. You people hate change and have been singularly clueless in finding a viable alternative.
http://www.samaritan
s.org/
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Moanerati on top form. Moan, moan, moan. You people hate change and have been singularly clueless in finding a viable alternative.[/p][/quote]http://www.samaritan s.org/ cynic_the
  • Score: 4

9:23pm Wed 25 Jun 14

stumpyshimmans says...

FC wrote:
Oh god, here come the nimbys...

PLEASE DON'T PUT ANY MONEY IN TO BRIGHTON EVER. PLEASE JUST LET IT DIE.

Yeah, that's what you sound like. Grow up, move on.
Need money for our crumbling Regency Heritage not JKs Phallic Legacy!
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: Oh god, here come the nimbys... PLEASE DON'T PUT ANY MONEY IN TO BRIGHTON EVER. PLEASE JUST LET IT DIE. Yeah, that's what you sound like. Grow up, move on.[/p][/quote]Need money for our crumbling Regency Heritage not JKs Phallic Legacy! stumpyshimmans
  • Score: 2

9:41pm Wed 25 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

HJarrs wrote:
Moanerati on top form.

Moan, moan, moan. You people hate change and have been singularly clueless in finding a viable alternative.
An alternative to what, exactly?

It's not as if the iSORE is competing with anything else.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Moanerati on top form. Moan, moan, moan. You people hate change and have been singularly clueless in finding a viable alternative.[/p][/quote]An alternative to what, exactly? It's not as if the iSORE is competing with anything else. stevo!!
  • Score: 0

10:30pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Morpheus says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Strange, the quote function doesn't appear to be working.

@FC - it's nothing to do with being a Nimby. The council have lent money to a business that has the same directors as Marks Barfield. This business is already millions in debt yet they are to be trusted with money borrowed by the council and which, if the i360 company collapses, the tax payer will have to step in and pay the loan.

The loan was only passed by council after the Greens politically bribed the Tories to provide the two extra votes required. This was despite a majority of the Tories being against the loan. Many of the details have been blocked from the public under the guise of being "commercially sensitive". There is clearly a case to be made for corruption within the Green and Tory ranks here.

By all means build the i360 - I think it is a good idea - but use PRIVATE money. Ask yourself why no private investor came forward ?

Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. Geoffrey Theobald should hang his head in shame for taking the bribe.
I agree about the Brighton Tories. They won't get my vote.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: Strange, the quote function doesn't appear to be working. @FC - it's nothing to do with being a Nimby. The council have lent money to a business that has the same directors as Marks Barfield. This business is already millions in debt yet they are to be trusted with money borrowed by the council and which, if the i360 company collapses, the tax payer will have to step in and pay the loan. The loan was only passed by council after the Greens politically bribed the Tories to provide the two extra votes required. This was despite a majority of the Tories being against the loan. Many of the details have been blocked from the public under the guise of being "commercially sensitive". There is clearly a case to be made for corruption within the Green and Tory ranks here. By all means build the i360 - I think it is a good idea - but use PRIVATE money. Ask yourself why no private investor came forward ? Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. Geoffrey Theobald should hang his head in shame for taking the bribe.[/p][/quote]I agree about the Brighton Tories. They won't get my vote. Morpheus
  • Score: 0

11:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Gribbet says...

stevo!! wrote:
What a ridiculous project for Brighton.
Good thing you live in Crawley then.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: What a ridiculous project for Brighton.[/p][/quote]Good thing you live in Crawley then. Gribbet
  • Score: 2

11:21pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Gribbet says...

Lady Smith wrote:
Should be renamed the iSore...
Haven't heard that one before.
[quote][p][bold]Lady Smith[/bold] wrote: Should be renamed the iSore...[/p][/quote]Haven't heard that one before. Gribbet
  • Score: 1

11:24pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Gribbet says...

stevo!! wrote:
FC wrote:
Oh god, here come the nimbys...

PLEASE DON'T PUT ANY MONEY IN TO BRIGHTON EVER. PLEASE JUST LET IT DIE.

Yeah, that's what you sound like. Grow up, move on.
And Brighton will die should this project fail?

*facepalm*
I think you've just backed-up the point he/she was making
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: Oh god, here come the nimbys... PLEASE DON'T PUT ANY MONEY IN TO BRIGHTON EVER. PLEASE JUST LET IT DIE. Yeah, that's what you sound like. Grow up, move on.[/p][/quote]And Brighton will die should this project fail? *facepalm*[/p][/quote]I think you've just backed-up the point he/she was making Gribbet
  • Score: 0

9:53am Thu 26 Jun 14

PoolPassage says...

Anyone who has been to the top of the Brighton Wheel will know how unremarkable the view is. You get a better view from the top of Bear Rd - FOC

These visitor projections have been plucked from thin air.
Anyone who has been to the top of the Brighton Wheel will know how unremarkable the view is. You get a better view from the top of Bear Rd - FOC These visitor projections have been plucked from thin air. PoolPassage
  • Score: 0

11:05am Thu 26 Jun 14

TonyTony says...

HJarrs wrote:
Moanerati on top form.

Moan, moan, moan. You people hate change and have been singularly clueless in finding a viable alternative.
Everything you post is a whine or critisism of someone or something and without a trace of irony you call other people "Moanerati"
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Moanerati on top form. Moan, moan, moan. You people hate change and have been singularly clueless in finding a viable alternative.[/p][/quote]Everything you post is a whine or critisism of someone or something and without a trace of irony you call other people "Moanerati" TonyTony
  • Score: -1

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