Brighton’s i360 received its first delivery of tower parts on Monday just over a year after work first began on the observation tower.
It is a major milestone for the 162 metre high tower as work to erect it will begin this week on Brighton beach.
The delivery comes soon after images were first released of the conference and event rooms set to feature at the base of the building (pictured right).
The giant glass viewing pod will be available for exclusive hire for up to 200 people and will feature a sky bar, state of the art sound system and video screens.
The meeting rooms can hold between 10 and 300 people and are located in a separate suite away from the main public building.
The Brighton i360 CEO, Eleanor Harris, said, “There is no other venue like this on the South Coast and we have taken exceptional care to design these rooms and all the facilities to create somewhere truly special for conferencing and events, weddings and other parties.
“We are also aiming to set a new global benchmark in sustainability. We are a 100% green energy venue and even generate green energy as the pod descends. We serve locally-sourced food and our building is designed to be energy efficient.”
The Brighton i360 will be the world’s first vertical cable car and the world’s tallest moving observation tower and is due to open in summer 2016.