British Airways i360 Construction

I’ve been shooting the construction progress of the British Airways i360 since July 2014, this is currently a work in progress as i360 is due to be completed in 2016. The British Airways i360 is going to be Britain’s tallest observation tower. The i360 has been designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield Architects who also designed the London Eye.

British Airways i360 in Holland Factory

Inside on of the i360's tower segments which are referred to as 'cans'. Sif factory - Holland - December 2014

British Airways i360 in Holland Factory

lifting i360 can. Cans in background are from the i360. Sif factory - Holland - December 2014

British Airways i360 in Holland Factory

One of the i360 cans being inspected by a Holidia engineer. Sif factory - Holland - December 2014

British Airways i360 in Holland Factory

i360 weld and flange inspection. Sif factory - Holland - December 2014

British Airways i360 in Holland Factory

Two i360 flanges. 4 biggest cans in the background are for the i360. Sif factory - Holland - December 2014.

British Airways i360 ground works

i360 site in October 2014

British Airways i360 ground works

After diverting a sewer and high voltage electrical cables piling began, piling is like digging the foundations. February 2015.

i360 east arches

It's not just the i360 that is new, the council has renovated the arches on both sides of of the i360 so whole area will be renovated.

Swan Foundry Banbury - West Pier Restoration

The i360 is being built on the site of Brighton's old West Pier. The West Pier's ticket booths are being resurrected. Where possible original iron work is being used. The Swan Foundry in Banbury in Oxfordshire has restoring parts of the West Pier ticket booths. April 2015.

Swan Foundry Banbury - West Pier Restoration

The Swan Foundry worker who was taking a break from shot blasting part of the West Pier's ticket booth. April 2015.

Swan Foundry Banbury - West Pier Restoration

Freshly shot blasted peace of the West Pier's ticket both. Swan Foundry April 2015.

British Airways i360 site

By May 2015 the foundations were ready to poured and construction of crane mat on the beach was under way so a 250 ton crane could be used to lift parts of the i360 off a barge and onto the beach when it was delivered in June.

i360 foundation framework

Steel framework being put together for the foundation. May 2015.

i360 foundation framework

Steel framework being put together for the foundation. May 2015.

Dan Argles i360 Project Manager

i360 foundation Concrete pour

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