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Friday25 July 2014

Marks Barfield seeks sponsor for Brighton tower

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Marks Barfield Architects has launched a search for a sponsor to build the i360 tower in Brighton.

The team behind the London Eye received planning permission for the 175m structure, set to be the highest observation tower in Britain, in 2006.

Early work on the project started in late 2008 but tough economic conditions have seen it put on ice.

David Marks, of Marks Barfield Architects has now commissioned new images from F10 Studios to show potential sponsors views from the tower. He said the steel for the building had already been rolled and the project was ‘shovel-ready’.

The tower will sit in front of the derelict West Pier on Brighton’s seafront, giving visitors views across the city, seafront and the South Downs.

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