This Month in Premier Construction 23.4
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we unveil the spectacular i360; we showcase The Queensferry Crossing; and we discuss the redevelopment of Bath Racecourse.
The world’s tallest moving observation tower, the recently completed British Airways i360 features a gleaming 162-metre-tall vertical tower which pierces the skyline on Brighton seafront. The tower, which opened in August 2016, includes a fully enclosed glass observation pod, which gently lifts groups of up to 200 passengers to a height of 138 metres, offering 360-degree views of up to 26-miles over Brighton and Hove, the South Downs, the South Coast and the English Channel. The attraction also incorporates a restaurant, tea rooms, hospitality rooms and shop at its base.
Meanwhile, due to open in June 2017, The Queensferry Crossing is a hugely significant infrastructure project, currently taking shape in Scotland. The globally unique bridge, regarded as the centrepiece of a major upgrade to the important cross-Fourth transport corridor in the east of Scotland, represents a total Scottish investment of between £1.325 and £1.35 billion. Designed to replace the Forth Road Bridge as the main crossing point for cross-Forth traffic, The Queensferry Crossing is being constructed alongside the existing Forth Road bridge, to create a new chapter for the world-famous site.
And finally, aiming to offer some of the best sporting, hospitality and event facilities in the region – Bath racecourse has undergone a huge amount of redevelopment work. The multi-million pound investment has seen the rebuilding of the existing hospitality suites and creation of a new spectator grandstand. The racecourse has been in situ for more than 200 years, and the County stand dates back to 1833 – making this one of the oldest regency grandstands in the country. The existing hospitality suites and the pervious spectator stand were both build mid-twentieth century. With such history and admiration, the site was more than eligible for a renovation. Therefore, the racecourse got just that.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.