Jacobs Contracts to Design, Manage Major UK Tower Project
Pasadena, CA – The Jacobs Engineering Group will provide design, engineering and project management services for the Brighton i360 project now being built on the Brighton seafront in the UK.
The Brighton i360 is a 540-foot-tall tower with a moving passenger pod that travels up the tower to a height of more than 450 feet, providing 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside.
Jacobs was part of the team that designed and built the London Eye, Europe’s tallest observation wheel and still the UK’s most popular paid-for visitor attraction 14 years after opening on the banks of the River Thames.
Now that same team of architects, engineers and contractors is reunited on the new project, the company said.
Jacobs designed the engineering structure for the project; in effect, a vertical cable car on a large scale. The i360 passenger pod is 59 feet in diameter with a capacity of up to 200 people.
The Brighton i360 is the first of its kind and once completed, will be the tallest visitor observation attraction in the UK outside of London.
California-headquartered Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.