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Premier Construction 23.4

Premier Construction 23.4
Written by Roma Publications

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.


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