Temporary wooden road put in place for construction of Brighton's i360

The new road

The new road

First published in News

The way has been laid for a viewing tower – literally.

A temporary wooden road is being built on Brighton beach to help construction of the i360 tower by the West Pier.

During the works, there will be three crossing points for pedestrians to access the promenade from the beach. These are at the steps between the bandstand and the playground, the entrance between the playground and Al Fresco restaurant, and the renovated arches.

The steps to the prom will remain open for access.

Building work on the i360 is expected to have a fairly low impact, with a maximum of three or four lorry movements a day.

Works are not planned for weekends or evenings, except during one weekend next spring when concrete foundations will be poured in.

The access road is a health and safety requirement for the two-year building process and forms part of the planning consent.

A spokeswoman said: “We have worked hard to choose materials for the road which will blend in.”

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12:58pm Thu 24 Jul 14

FatherTed11 says...

"We have worked hard to choose materials for the road which will blend in." That's about 2 million pounds of our council tax wasted already on a temporary road for health and safety.
"We have worked hard to choose materials for the road which will blend in." That's about 2 million pounds of our council tax wasted already on a temporary road for health and safety. FatherTed11
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3:31pm Thu 24 Jul 14

derekhunt says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
"We have worked hard to choose materials for the road which will blend in." That's about 2 million pounds of our council tax wasted already on a temporary road for health and safety.
Would you rather there wasn’t a road built then – forcing pedestrians to walk on the beach as construction vehicles pass along the prom, within feet of a children’s playground?

Also, where does it say construction of this road cost £2 million?
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: "We have worked hard to choose materials for the road which will blend in." That's about 2 million pounds of our council tax wasted already on a temporary road for health and safety.[/p][/quote]Would you rather there wasn’t a road built then – forcing pedestrians to walk on the beach as construction vehicles pass along the prom, within feet of a children’s playground? Also, where does it say construction of this road cost £2 million? derekhunt
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5:53pm Thu 24 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

derekhunt wrote:
FatherTed11 wrote:
"We have worked hard to choose materials for the road which will blend in." That's about 2 million pounds of our council tax wasted already on a temporary road for health and safety.
Would you rather there wasn’t a road built then – forcing pedestrians to walk on the beach as construction vehicles pass along the prom, within feet of a children’s playground?

Also, where does it say construction of this road cost £2 million?
He didn't claim that it did.

He was making a point that everything associated with the iSore will be paid for by us and at inflated prices.
[quote][p][bold]derekhunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: "We have worked hard to choose materials for the road which will blend in." That's about 2 million pounds of our council tax wasted already on a temporary road for health and safety.[/p][/quote]Would you rather there wasn’t a road built then – forcing pedestrians to walk on the beach as construction vehicles pass along the prom, within feet of a children’s playground? Also, where does it say construction of this road cost £2 million?[/p][/quote]He didn't claim that it did. He was making a point that everything associated with the iSore will be paid for by us and at inflated prices. stevo!!
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9:29pm Thu 24 Jul 14

John Steed says...

It would have been far more welcome if it was a pier being reconstructed ,
It would have been far more welcome if it was a pier being reconstructed , John Steed
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