Jacobs Receives Contract from Brighton i360 for Landmark Visitor Attraction in UK



16 July 2015 – Pasadena, CA, USA and Brighton, UK – Jacobs Engineering Group has announced that it is providing design, engineering and project management services for the Brighton i360, a unique visitor attraction now being built on the Brighton seafront in the United Kingdom.

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.

140716-pmwj25-brighton-IMAGENow that same team of architects, engineers and contractors is reunited to create the Brighton i360, 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.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing engineering design, project management, construction design management (CDM) coordination, and inspection body services.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Bob Duff stated, “We are very pleased to be back working with this creative and highly skilled team to deliver the Brighton i360. We look forward to leveraging our global engineering design and project management experience to deliver innovation and value on this project, which is expected to result in a truly unique and inspiring tourism experience in Brighton.”

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 slender 540-foot-tall attraction is the first of its kind and once completed, the tallest visitor observation attraction in the UK outside of London.

For more about Brighton i360, go to http://www.brightoni360.co.uk/index.html.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With annual revenues of over $10 billion, Jacobs offers full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial and government clients and projects across multiple markets.  Services include all aspects of engineering, construction and project management. Based in Pasadena, California, USA, Jacobs has more than 200 offices in over 25 countries. More at http://www.jacobs.com/

Source: Jacobs Engineering