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The team behind the Brighton i360 offer news about their plan to see the iconic visitor attraction in Brighton fully operational by 2015.  Sponsorship opportunities now also available.

The i360 is fully designed, costed and has full planning consent from Brighton & Hove City Council.  The steel has already been bought, fabricated and rolled, and we expect construction to last for 20 months.

Significant private funding is in place and a big investment has already been made.  We will start full construction as soon as the balance of the funding, which we are currently seeking, is in place. Naming rights and sponsorship opportunities are currently available.

We expect the i360 to be operational in 2015.

People love to see a city from above. It’s why the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and the London Eye are some of the world’s most popular tourist attractions.

With its new i360 tower, Brighton too will be a city that can be experienced from on high.

The Brighton i360 has been designed by Marks Barfield Architects, who conceived and designed the London Eye, the UK’s most popular paid-for attraction.

At 175 metres high, and with an observation pod rising to 141 metres, the i360 will be Britain’s highest observation tower outside London – taller even than the London Eye.

At just four metres wide, the i360 has a slender, elegant design. Sited on the axis of the Grade II* Regency Square, it will make a positive contribution to the Regency Square Conservation Area, adding visual interest and enhancing its character and appearance.

At the foot of the tower will be a shop and hospitality suite and a cafe/restaurant catering for up to 400 people.

Designed to use as little energy as possible over its life, the Brighton i360 will not only be a great experience for visitors, but will bring social and environmental benefits to Brighton & Hove. It will be an elegant 21st century landmark and a wonderful addition to the skyline.

Sponsorship and naming rights opportunities are currently available, please contact Paul O’Brien, BDS Sponsorship Pobrien.bds@sponsorship.co.uk