Metal section for i360 tower
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Work progresses on Brighton's i360 seafront tower

Components for the UK's tallest observation tower outside London are being constructed in the Netherlands.

The huge metal sections that will form Brighton's i360 tower are due to arrive in the city on barges in the next few months.

The 541ft (165m) structure, near the remains of the old West Pier, will have a glass pod that will take visitors up to 488ft (149m) above sea level, giving panoramic views of the coast and the South Downs National Park.

BBC South East's Mark Sanders visited the Hollandia Steelworks yard in Rotterdam, where he spoke to managing director Nardo Hoogendijk, project manager Wim van't Hof, and Brighton i360 architect David Marks.

  • 04 Mar 2015