Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Brighton O plagues Brighton Eye

  • 1 Comment

Marks Barfield, architects of the proposed 150m-high i360 ‘Brighton Eye’ viewing platform, have failed in an initial attempt to block a 60m spoke-less Ferris wheel being built nextdoor

Planning officers recommended refusal for the proposed Brighton O after Marks Barfield, who designed the multiple award winning London Eye, and the West Pier Trust raised concerns over an 18m overlap between the sites.

However, Brighton and Hove councillors have instead deferred the Brighton O planning application while further discussions take place – leaving the door open for a possibility of two sky-high tourist attractions on neighbouring seafront sites.

The proposed 150m-high i360 Brighton Eye features a pod that can contain up to 100 people, which can rise silently from base to summit every 20 to 30 minutes.

The 60m-high Brighton O, designed by local architects Turner Associates, has 32 pods and has no spokes that could obstruct sea views.

The proposed ferris wheel is only expected to stand on the front temporarily.

Marks Barfield’s 199m-high London Eye was granted planning permission as a temporary structure but remains part of the London skyline 10 years after construction.

  • 1 Comment

Readers' comments (1)

  • It won't work to that design.

    It will wobble like a buckled wheel on a bike.

    The engineers are deluded.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.