THRILLSEEKERS could soon be enjoying a big adrenaline rush at a tourist attraction with plenty of zip.

A 300 metre long zip wire could replace the Brighton Wheel when it is removed from the seafront this spring.

Plans have been unveiled for a 20 metre tower and zip wire at the seafront site known as Dalton’s Bastion in Madeira Drive.

As well as two zip wires running 300 metres east along the beach, thrillseekers could also take on a 20 metre jump zone.

The Brighton Zip attraction is being proposed by Paramount Entertainments - the sister firm to the company behind the wheel.

The Brighton Wheel is scheduled to leave the seafront by May as part of the agreement that will see the i360 open this summer although a date for the wheel’s removal is still to be confirmed.

Brighton Zip would operate all year round from the end of July this year and would open daily between 10am and 11pm depending on seasons and days.

The scheme’s backers claim the attraction would be the largest ride of its kind in the county and would bring a £1.7 million investment into the local economy.

A new café is also being proposed at the site, to be built over the winter and to open in March next year, when it will serve locally sourced food, seasonal menus and seafood.

Paramount Entertainments claim the attraction will support up to 40 full-time jobs - meaning there would no loss of employment from the removal of the wheel.

The zip wire will allow one rider along each cable at a time with each "experience" expected to take up to 30 minutes with customers able to get certificates and official photos of their day.

Brighton Zip bosses hope the attraction will be less of a sight issue than the Brighton Wheel for residents, at half the height and “less of a visual obstruction”.

The public liability insurance required for the attraction will be at least £10 million.

Council leader Warren Morgan, economic development committee chairman, said: “We always remained interested in the idea of another attraction to replace the Wheel.

“Now we have a proposal with much less visual impact for the neighbours.

"We’re clear that an attraction on that site is desirable because it brings life to the area - and one of our ambitions is to regenerate the seafront between the pier and the marina."

A Brighton Wheel spokesman said: “We are very excited about our new attraction the Brighton Zip to replace the wheel.

“With further private investment the Brighton Zip will give Madeira Drive a great boost and act as a catalyst for regeneration east of the pier.”

The proposed attraction will be discussed at next Thursday’s economic development and culture committee.