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Brighton cable car tower scheme underway

Construction has begun on an observational tower in Brighton that will include a vertical cable car.

Brighton & Hove mayor Brian Fitch attended the groundbreaking of the Brighton i360 on the site of the iconic fire-damaged West Pier this week.

Dutch firm Hollandia is the main contractor for the project, which was designed by London practice Marks Barfield Architects.

The engineering structure was designed by Jacobs, which will manage the project alongside local engineering firm HOP.

Brighton & Hove council leader Jason Kitcat said of the groundbreaking: “This is a momentous occasion for Brighton & Hove, which will kickstart the regeneration of the wider area, both down on the beach and including Preston Street.

“Our seafront is our most important asset that helps make our tourism industry such a great success in Brighton & Hove. Our innovation here will make all the difference to helping the city continue as one of the UK’s most desirable and successful tourist destinations in the years to come.”

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