High hopes for a 2012 start on Brighton's i360

A artist's impression of the i360

A artist's impression of the i360

A artist's impression of the i360

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After years of stalling because of the recession, developers have now revealed work on the i360 could start by the end of the year, with the attraction scheduled to open on March 31, 2015.

Plans for the £38 million 183-metre viewing tower for a seafront site near the West Pier were first unveiled in 2006.

Brighton and Hove City Council agreed to step in and loan almost £15 million to kick-start the scheme.

However, despite local authority bosses describing it as a “low-risk investment”, this is £800,000 more than was initially anticipated when the idea of the loan was first discussed in May.

Council leader Jason Kitcat said: “This isn’t a spare £15 million we have lying around, and it is not money from local council taxes.

“This is money the Government would allow us to borrow from external funders and lend on for this purpose, and this purpose alone.

“They will only allow this for projects which boost the economy, and the money must be repaid with interest.

“We feel this could be a tremendous leap forward because it uses external funding to provide a huge boost to our economy and hundreds of jobs for local people.”

When asked about the increase, a council spokesman said: “Certain things hadn’t been allowed for, such as some surveying costs.

Hard work

“These arose during very fine checking of detail relating to the loan. This is unsurprising in a large, complex building project.”

So far Marks Barfield, the firm behind the London Eye, has secured £20 million for the scheme.

In May the new Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership provisionally agreed to give £3 million towards it.

The £14.8 million shortfall will be provided in a secure capped loan from the council which will be repaid over ten years.

Both loans will be signed off by the local authority’s powerful policy and resources committee on Thursday.

David Marks, of Marks Barfield, told The Argus last night: “I very much appreciate all the hard work that people have put in putting this deal on the table and I’m very much looking forward to a positive decision from councillors when it is discussed.”

A completed tower would be expected to attract up to 800,000 visitors a year.

A local authority report claims those visitors will spend upwards of £5 million in the city. The tower will also encourage 18,000 more people to stay overnight.

It would create 150 jobs directly and about 440 jobs locally, while boosting businesses in the area, including nearby Preston Street.

Officials also claim it will lead to improvements in the area and the opening up of arches either side of the West Pier.

This would bring in business rates and rents to the public purse.

Other financial benefits for taxpayers include the council receiving one per cent of the i360’s ticket revenues – expected to be about £70,000 a year – plus interest on the loan.

The idea has received cross-party backing.

Cross party support

Labour councillor Gill Mitchell said: “We will be supporting the proposals on the basis that local taxpayers will not be saddled with any financial risk.

“This attraction has the potential to revitalise a rather shabby stretch of seafront, boost local business and provide jobs, which we will want to see going to local people.”

Conservative councillor Geoffrey Theobald said: “We have always been supportive of the i360 and I hope that this loan will enable it to be built and to be a success.

“I have been given assurances from the council’s finance officers that the liability to the taxpayer on this loan will be minimised.”

Work could start in the autumn, with the majority of the work taking place over the spring and summer months.

When complete, visitors will board a pod and go on a 20-minute journey up to 139 metres into the air.

At night 30-minute trips would operate.

A 400-seat café, shop and public toilets will be located on the beach level of the attraction.

Two hospitality rooms for receptions, weddings and conferences will also form part of the lower level.

Dutch-based steelwork supplier Hollandia, which also worked on the London Eye, will manage the construction.

The pod will be provided by Poma, Europe’s largest cable car and ski lift manufacturer.

Once open, the rival Brighton Wheel, operating near Brighton’s Palace Pier, would then have to cease operating under an agreement with the council.

iFunding

Brighton and Hove City Council loan - £14.8 million (39%).

Coast to Capital LEP loan - £3 million (8%).

Private equity - £20 million (53%).

Before the council gives any money to the developers it will be given full access to the money already secured through private investors.

The local authority’s contribution, which is secured against all Brighton i360 Ltd’s assets, will be handed over in monthly instalments over a two year period.

The council has put forward a number of measures to secure its funding.

This includes full charge of the assets of Brighton i360 Ltd, a right to acquire shares in the company and full “step-in rights” that allows it the appoint replacement operators.

There will also be a fixed price construction contract against which no changes can be made without the consent of the council.

The combined loan will be repaid in full in addition to a commercial interest, estimated to be about £2.5 million.

Independent experts have shown this will be raised even if the attraction gets 480,000 visitors – nearly half the expected 800,000 – in the first year.

The figure does not include income streams from sponsorship and concessions which could exceed £1 million a year.

Repayment of the loan will start six months after the i360 opens and take ten years.

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7:19pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Angryoldman says...

This is brilliant news for Brighton.
This is brilliant news for Brighton. Angryoldman
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7:19pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Morpheus says...

They've got high hopes,
High apple pie in the sky hopes.
They've got high hopes, High apple pie in the sky hopes. Morpheus
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7:23pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Ligand Fields says...

I bet it blows down in the storm.
I bet it blows down in the storm. Ligand Fields
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7:41pm Fri 6 Jul 12

DGee says...

The council and getting things done, I don't think so. I thought an ice rink/arena was the next most important thing to be done. Well in the next 200yrs I suppose.
The council and getting things done, I don't think so. I thought an ice rink/arena was the next most important thing to be done. Well in the next 200yrs I suppose. DGee
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8:11pm Fri 6 Jul 12

All 9 of me says...

Could Tim amend the typo (days) and replace it with the correct one (years). Thankyou.
Could Tim amend the typo (days) and replace it with the correct one (years). Thankyou. All 9 of me
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8:54pm Fri 6 Jul 12

PaulOckenden says...

Oink flap oink flap oink flap.

Well, pigs *might* fly.
Oink flap oink flap oink flap. Well, pigs *might* fly. PaulOckenden
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9:05pm Fri 6 Jul 12

HJarrs says...

Once it gets past the inevitable initial breakdown (remember Spinnaker Tower) I am sure that it will be a success, a grat addition to B&H and will help boost that end of town. I was a bit skeptical about 800000 people per year using it, but having seen the pictures in the paper version of the Argus I would go up it and I am tight. It is just a shame that it will take so long to build.

Just got to sort out Black Rock...a new Tate Gallery anyone?
Once it gets past the inevitable initial breakdown (remember Spinnaker Tower) I am sure that it will be a success, a grat addition to B&H and will help boost that end of town. I was a bit skeptical about 800000 people per year using it, but having seen the pictures in the paper version of the Argus I would go up it and I am tight. It is just a shame that it will take so long to build. Just got to sort out Black Rock...a new Tate Gallery anyone? HJarrs
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9:10pm Fri 6 Jul 12

mimseycal says...

Good grief, they haven't even laid the foundation stone and the cost have soared by almost a million already ... bodes well don't it
Good grief, they haven't even laid the foundation stone and the cost have soared by almost a million already ... bodes well don't it mimseycal
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9:16pm Fri 6 Jul 12

David Jacobs (Jacks) says...

I'll believe it when i see it.
I'll believe it when i see it. David Jacobs (Jacks)
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10:04pm Fri 6 Jul 12

mustaphaLeeko says...

mimsey you are wrong mate, the foundation piling work was done a while ago, and the tower has already been constructed in sections in Holland last year and is in storage ready for shipping!

This WILL go up quite quickly once started!

Well done the Greens, never thought I'd say that in my lifetime lol!
mimsey you are wrong mate, the foundation piling work was done a while ago, and the tower has already been constructed in sections in Holland last year and is in storage ready for shipping! This WILL go up quite quickly once started! Well done the Greens, never thought I'd say that in my lifetime lol! mustaphaLeeko
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10:38pm Fri 6 Jul 12

rolivan says...

mustaphaLeeko wrote:
mimsey you are wrong mate, the foundation piling work was done a while ago, and the tower has already been constructed in sections in Holland last year and is in storage ready for shipping!

This WILL go up quite quickly once started!

Well done the Greens, never thought I'd say that in my lifetime lol!
So why is it going to take nearly 3years before it is ready.How long did the London Eye take?Not 3years I bet.Also how many people will it Employ.I think that amount of money could be spent on a Project that will not only employ more people but be more versatile.Like a huge Leisure Centre.
[quote][p][bold]mustaphaLeeko[/bold] wrote: mimsey you are wrong mate, the foundation piling work was done a while ago, and the tower has already been constructed in sections in Holland last year and is in storage ready for shipping! This WILL go up quite quickly once started! Well done the Greens, never thought I'd say that in my lifetime lol![/p][/quote]So why is it going to take nearly 3years before it is ready.How long did the London Eye take?Not 3years I bet.Also how many people will it Employ.I think that amount of money could be spent on a Project that will not only employ more people but be more versatile.Like a huge Leisure Centre. rolivan
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10:39pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Crystal Ball says...

People, you are looking at the next and continuing saga of the follies and money pits that are the projects of this self-deluded seaside town.
People, you are looking at the next and continuing saga of the follies and money pits that are the projects of this self-deluded seaside town. Crystal Ball
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10:55pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Hovite says...

Are these images to scale? In the middle photo from afar, the pod looks almost as wide as the building it is standing next to.
Are these images to scale? In the middle photo from afar, the pod looks almost as wide as the building it is standing next to. Hovite
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10:59pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Reflect on your post says...

wake up and smell the coffee
wake up and smell the coffee Reflect on your post
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11:10pm Fri 6 Jul 12

mustaphaLeeko says...

rolivan, starting from the "end of the year" as they don't sign the loan agreement till mid Sept then have to get workers on site who will no doubt all be contractors, to March 2015, is only 27 months!!! That's not long considering they have to build a 2 storey 400 seat cafe/toilets/offices
/kitchens/museum, build the pod, test it, get it passed off by safety inspectors etc! That's actually bl**dy quick for a construction project! I am in construction by the way so I know!
rolivan, starting from the "end of the year" as they don't sign the loan agreement till mid Sept then have to get workers on site who will no doubt all be contractors, to March 2015, is only 27 months!!! That's not long considering they have to build a 2 storey 400 seat cafe/toilets/offices /kitchens/museum, build the pod, test it, get it passed off by safety inspectors etc! That's actually bl**dy quick for a construction project! I am in construction by the way so I know! mustaphaLeeko
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11:33pm Fri 6 Jul 12

All 9 of me says...

Reflect on your post wrote:
wake up and smell the coffee
ah... the once mighty bladesboy, back in a new coat...
[quote][p][bold]Reflect on your post[/bold] wrote: wake up and smell the coffee[/p][/quote]ah... the once mighty bladesboy, back in a new coat... All 9 of me
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1:13am Sat 7 Jul 12

mickeymonkeyman says...

i cant see what purpose its been built for ,what is it apart from being highrise,its not exactly the eeifel tower,i would rather go to shoreham airport hire a helicopter with friends and look down on it ,to me its just a big flag pole,whats the attraction in that,mickey.
i cant see what purpose its been built for ,what is it apart from being highrise,its not exactly the eeifel tower,i would rather go to shoreham airport hire a helicopter with friends and look down on it ,to me its just a big flag pole,whats the attraction in that,mickey. mickeymonkeyman
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1:15am Sat 7 Jul 12

leobrighton says...

The moaners and groaners can say what they like but this project will be fantastic for Brighton and full credit to the council for helping to push it forward. Many former seaside resorts will be looking to us with envy. It could well be the equivalent of Blackpool Tower in the 21st century and where would that town have been without it.
The moaners and groaners can say what they like but this project will be fantastic for Brighton and full credit to the council for helping to push it forward. Many former seaside resorts will be looking to us with envy. It could well be the equivalent of Blackpool Tower in the 21st century and where would that town have been without it. leobrighton
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3:08am Sat 7 Jul 12

GIVE UP says...

And on a clear day you'll beadl
And on a clear day you'll beadl GIVE UP
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3:13am Sat 7 Jul 12

GIVE UP says...

Should have read....On a clear day maybe you'll be able to see France and the passing ships just behind the WIND FARM
Should have read....On a clear day maybe you'll be able to see France and the passing ships just behind the WIND FARM GIVE UP
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5:16am Sat 7 Jul 12

timm says...

1,000 days - 3 years then. For a relatively simple structure. Unbelievable.
1,000 days - 3 years then. For a relatively simple structure. Unbelievable. timm
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6:38am Sat 7 Jul 12

John60 says...

Why can't we have both attractions, The wheel and the tower? I've got used to the Brighton Wheel and would be sad to see it go. Seems like an awful waste of time and effort to get it up and running for it only to be there for a couple of years.
Why can't we have both attractions, The wheel and the tower? I've got used to the Brighton Wheel and would be sad to see it go. Seems like an awful waste of time and effort to get it up and running for it only to be there for a couple of years. John60
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7:21am Sat 7 Jul 12

mimseycal says...

mustaphaLeeko wrote:
mimsey you are wrong mate, the foundation piling work was done a while ago, and the tower has already been constructed in sections in Holland last year and is in storage ready for shipping!

This WILL go up quite quickly once started!

Well done the Greens, never thought I'd say that in my lifetime lol!
They have? Okay ... but it doesn't take away the fact that the construction costs have soared already ;)
[quote][p][bold]mustaphaLeeko[/bold] wrote: mimsey you are wrong mate, the foundation piling work was done a while ago, and the tower has already been constructed in sections in Holland last year and is in storage ready for shipping! This WILL go up quite quickly once started! Well done the Greens, never thought I'd say that in my lifetime lol![/p][/quote]They have? Okay ... but it doesn't take away the fact that the construction costs have soared already ;) mimseycal
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7:56am Sat 7 Jul 12

jamie-hove says...

Yet another pointless monstrosity that is going to pollute the coastline - I despair of Brighton council. That money should be being spent filling in killer potholes on the disgraceful roads, reducing the obscene parking fees so that visitors can afford to come and spend in our suffering shops and restaurants or in schemes to encourage local businesses that will actually contribute to the local economy. Vanity, Vanity, Vanity. Pathetic.
Yet another pointless monstrosity that is going to pollute the coastline - I despair of Brighton council. That money should be being spent filling in killer potholes on the disgraceful roads, reducing the obscene parking fees so that visitors can afford to come and spend in our suffering shops and restaurants or in schemes to encourage local businesses that will actually contribute to the local economy. Vanity, Vanity, Vanity. Pathetic. jamie-hove
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8:51am Sat 7 Jul 12

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

mickeymonkeyman wrote:
i cant see what purpose its been built for ,what is it apart from being highrise,its not exactly the eeifel tower,i would rather go to shoreham airport hire a helicopter with friends and look down on it ,to me its just a big flag pole,whats the attraction in that,mickey.
I've got what has been called a big flag pole & I can assure you I get plenty of attention from the ladies
[quote][p][bold]mickeymonkeyman[/bold] wrote: i cant see what purpose its been built for ,what is it apart from being highrise,its not exactly the eeifel tower,i would rather go to shoreham airport hire a helicopter with friends and look down on it ,to me its just a big flag pole,whats the attraction in that,mickey.[/p][/quote]I've got what has been called a big flag pole & I can assure you I get plenty of attention from the ladies ShorehamBeachcomber
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8:52am Sat 7 Jul 12

Charlie Oscar says...

Not now the parking has gone sky high in the city centre, this is preventing visitors to Brighton and Hove. over 3 pounds an hour.BHCC YOUR A DISCRASE
Not now the parking has gone sky high in the city centre, this is preventing visitors to Brighton and Hove. over 3 pounds an hour.BHCC YOUR A DISCRASE Charlie Oscar
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9:43am Sat 7 Jul 12

Tallywhacker says...

Are all these 800,000 visitors arriving by bus then? Surely all the new attractions work contrary to the councils traffic and pollution targets.
Are all these 800,000 visitors arriving by bus then? Surely all the new attractions work contrary to the councils traffic and pollution targets. Tallywhacker
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9:55am Sat 7 Jul 12

Kate234 says...

The i360 is a great idea but as the Green Council has priced cars out of Brighton how do they expect all these visitors to arrive to pay for this? Cycle down perhaps? Or is the plan that the local election is taking place before 2015 and perhaps this will be part of the tourism post-Green party regeneration plan that the Labour or Conservative party will need to put together for the city after regaining power?
The i360 is a great idea but as the Green Council has priced cars out of Brighton how do they expect all these visitors to arrive to pay for this? Cycle down perhaps? Or is the plan that the local election is taking place before 2015 and perhaps this will be part of the tourism post-Green party regeneration plan that the Labour or Conservative party will need to put together for the city after regaining power? Kate234
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10:08am Sat 7 Jul 12

All 9 of me says...

Charlie Oscar wrote:
Not now the parking has gone sky high in the city centre, this is preventing visitors to Brighton and Hove. over 3 pounds an hour.BHCC YOUR A DISCRASE
if you are going to 'shout' an insult, at least spell it right
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Oscar[/bold] wrote: Not now the parking has gone sky high in the city centre, this is preventing visitors to Brighton and Hove. over 3 pounds an hour.BHCC YOUR A DISCRASE[/p][/quote]if you are going to 'shout' an insult, at least spell it right All 9 of me
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10:16am Sat 7 Jul 12

Charlie Oscar says...

I thought "it" was spelt with an i and a t. cheers :)
I thought "it" was spelt with an i and a t. cheers :) Charlie Oscar
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11:48am Sat 7 Jul 12

SimonS says...

jamie-hove wrote:
Yet another pointless monstrosity that is going to pollute the coastline - I despair of Brighton council. That money should be being spent filling in killer potholes on the disgraceful roads, reducing the obscene parking fees so that visitors can afford to come and spend in our suffering shops and restaurants or in schemes to encourage local businesses that will actually contribute to the local economy. Vanity, Vanity, Vanity. Pathetic.
It's almost like Brighton and Hove rely on tourism! The horror!
[quote][p][bold]jamie-hove[/bold] wrote: Yet another pointless monstrosity that is going to pollute the coastline - I despair of Brighton council. That money should be being spent filling in killer potholes on the disgraceful roads, reducing the obscene parking fees so that visitors can afford to come and spend in our suffering shops and restaurants or in schemes to encourage local businesses that will actually contribute to the local economy. Vanity, Vanity, Vanity. Pathetic.[/p][/quote]It's almost like Brighton and Hove rely on tourism! The horror! SimonS
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11:50am Sat 7 Jul 12

deanaprior says...

You use this thing once then that's it.
An art gallery, gym, pitch and putt, tennis court, roller coaster or a thousand other ideas would be better
You use this thing once then that's it. An art gallery, gym, pitch and putt, tennis court, roller coaster or a thousand other ideas would be better deanaprior
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11:55am Sat 7 Jul 12

Mark the cab says...

In the meantime get the lift to the top of Sussex Heights flats to get same view for nothing!
In the meantime get the lift to the top of Sussex Heights flats to get same view for nothing! Mark the cab
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12:54pm Sat 7 Jul 12

HJarrs says...

Kate234 wrote:
The i360 is a great idea but as the Green Council has priced cars out of Brighton how do they expect all these visitors to arrive to pay for this? Cycle down perhaps? Or is the plan that the local election is taking place before 2015 and perhaps this will be part of the tourism post-Green party regeneration plan that the Labour or Conservative party will need to put together for the city after regaining power?
You hit on an excellent point. At the moment cycle touring and tourism is not even on the horizon yet 27000 people choose to ride from London to Brighton on one day of the year alone . I think that there is a big market in the summer months for thousands of people to cycle between London and Brighton, creating a sizeable low impact increase for tourism. Two attractive routes between B&H and London would encourage overnight stays as it would be one day there and one day back. Opportunity going begging, but it does need some work.
[quote][p][bold]Kate234[/bold] wrote: The i360 is a great idea but as the Green Council has priced cars out of Brighton how do they expect all these visitors to arrive to pay for this? Cycle down perhaps? Or is the plan that the local election is taking place before 2015 and perhaps this will be part of the tourism post-Green party regeneration plan that the Labour or Conservative party will need to put together for the city after regaining power?[/p][/quote]You hit on an excellent point. At the moment cycle touring and tourism is not even on the horizon yet 27000 people choose to ride from London to Brighton on one day of the year alone . I think that there is a big market in the summer months for thousands of people to cycle between London and Brighton, creating a sizeable low impact increase for tourism. Two attractive routes between B&H and London would encourage overnight stays as it would be one day there and one day back. Opportunity going begging, but it does need some work. HJarrs
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2:37pm Sat 7 Jul 12

Chipstick41 says...

Ah. This load of old c0ck comes 'round yet again. Like the redevelopment of the King Alfred comes around every few months. Look up...I see a flying pig!!!
Ah. This load of old c0ck comes 'round yet again. Like the redevelopment of the King Alfred comes around every few months. Look up...I see a flying pig!!! Chipstick41
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3:32pm Sat 7 Jul 12

SicklySeagull says...

To liken the i360 to Blackpool tower is really stretching the imagination almost as much as thinking 800,000 additional visitors will visit us.
To liken the i360 to Blackpool tower is really stretching the imagination almost as much as thinking 800,000 additional visitors will visit us. SicklySeagull
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4:49pm Sat 7 Jul 12

billy goat-gruff says...

David Jacobs (Jacks) wrote:
I'll believe it when i see it.
Me too - at least with the Spinnaker Tower you can linger at the top… this does what? go up, twirl round and come back down all in 20 minutes? How much will that cost?
[quote][p][bold]David Jacobs (Jacks)[/bold] wrote: I'll believe it when i see it.[/p][/quote]Me too - at least with the Spinnaker Tower you can linger at the top… this does what? go up, twirl round and come back down all in 20 minutes? How much will that cost? billy goat-gruff
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5:21pm Sat 7 Jul 12

mimseycal says...

It doesn't even have the advantage of novelty.
It doesn't even have the advantage of novelty. mimseycal
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11:17am Sun 8 Jul 12

reddogs says...

Its a shame Brighton council did not spend money on doing up the west pier instead of this silly tower,Brighton was noted for many many years for its 2 piers
Its a shame Brighton council did not spend money on doing up the west pier instead of this silly tower,Brighton was noted for many many years for its 2 piers reddogs
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11:25am Sun 8 Jul 12

reddogs says...

Its a shame Brighton council did not spend money on doing up the west pier instead of this silly tower,Brighton was noted for many many years for its 2 piers
Its a shame Brighton council did not spend money on doing up the west pier instead of this silly tower,Brighton was noted for many many years for its 2 piers reddogs
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3:23pm Sun 8 Jul 12

Kate234 says...

HJarrs wrote:
Kate234 wrote:
The i360 is a great idea but as the Green Council has priced cars out of Brighton how do they expect all these visitors to arrive to pay for this? Cycle down perhaps? Or is the plan that the local election is taking place before 2015 and perhaps this will be part of the tourism post-Green party regeneration plan that the Labour or Conservative party will need to put together for the city after regaining power?
You hit on an excellent point. At the moment cycle touring and tourism is not even on the horizon yet 27000 people choose to ride from London to Brighton on one day of the year alone . I think that there is a big market in the summer months for thousands of people to cycle between London and Brighton, creating a sizeable low impact increase for tourism. Two attractive routes between B&H and London would encourage overnight stays as it would be one day there and one day back. Opportunity going begging, but it does need some work.
And in the interim for the rest of us that live in the real world what do you propose? Nothing it seems.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kate234[/bold] wrote: The i360 is a great idea but as the Green Council has priced cars out of Brighton how do they expect all these visitors to arrive to pay for this? Cycle down perhaps? Or is the plan that the local election is taking place before 2015 and perhaps this will be part of the tourism post-Green party regeneration plan that the Labour or Conservative party will need to put together for the city after regaining power?[/p][/quote]You hit on an excellent point. At the moment cycle touring and tourism is not even on the horizon yet 27000 people choose to ride from London to Brighton on one day of the year alone . I think that there is a big market in the summer months for thousands of people to cycle between London and Brighton, creating a sizeable low impact increase for tourism. Two attractive routes between B&H and London would encourage overnight stays as it would be one day there and one day back. Opportunity going begging, but it does need some work.[/p][/quote]And in the interim for the rest of us that live in the real world what do you propose? Nothing it seems. Kate234
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12:36am Thu 26 Jul 12

Jemma Garrett says...

Park and ride what a joke. Parking in Brighton ? You got to be a millionaire! That's when you actually get in with the silly one way streets and road works that happen when roads are most busy.

I don't get it. Once you are up in this attraction what does one do? Take pictures of people trying to park in regency square? That is blocked when the car park is full? Where's the fun what is the attraction other than being high up? I'd rather do a sky dive or a helicopter ride like a previous person who commented here.

I do not usually comment on these sort of stories but only because I know the area and used to live In regency square and it will be interesting how the tower will get the target customers. It's not really our business unless it eats into our taxpayers money which it will and I love the comment it will help local businesses. Well maybe the local newsagent and rock shop.

Local investors who want to give money should not be public. Is is not up to people what they want to do with their money. Especially when the buainess deal falls through as that must be so embarrassing, I'm just happy that I've relocated but I welcome any increase to Brighton's economy and I hope that it is a success with benefits to the local community. I hope outsiders enjoy the wonderful view of the disappearing west pier and the Cosmo kebab Preston street , yeah fun XJX. Greattan.co.uk
Park and ride what a joke. Parking in Brighton ? You got to be a millionaire! That's when you actually get in with the silly one way streets and road works that happen when roads are most busy. I don't get it. Once you are up in this attraction what does one do? Take pictures of people trying to park in regency square? That is blocked when the car park is full? Where's the fun what is the attraction other than being high up? I'd rather do a sky dive or a helicopter ride like a previous person who commented here. I do not usually comment on these sort of stories but only because I know the area and used to live In regency square and it will be interesting how the tower will get the target customers. It's not really our business unless it eats into our taxpayers money which it will and I love the comment it will help local businesses. Well maybe the local newsagent and rock shop. Local investors who want to give money should not be public. Is is not up to people what they want to do with their money. Especially when the buainess deal falls through as that must be so embarrassing, I'm just happy that I've relocated but I welcome any increase to Brighton's economy and I hope that it is a success with benefits to the local community. I hope outsiders enjoy the wonderful view of the disappearing west pier and the Cosmo kebab Preston street , yeah fun XJX. Greattan.co.uk Jemma Garrett
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