Making the British Airways i360 ‘a pier’, Brighton

10 November, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

British Airways i360 at Brighton.
British Airways i360 at Brighton.

About this event

The talk will look at the demise of the west pier, and some of the early enabling works such as West Pier sea wreckage removal and the Victorian sewer diversion. Content will then turn to cover some of the key engineering challenges during construction of the tower, particularly demolition of the west pier, site preparation, foundation installation, planning for and landing the barges on the beach as well as tower construction.

Our speaker is Nigel Hosker - Director – Hemsley Orrell Partnership (HOP). He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He heads the Maritime Team at HOP in his role as a Civil Coastal Engineer.

Nigel has particular interest in coastal engineering including harbours, breakwaters, seaside piers and Civil Engineering works above and below water. He is secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers South Branch Maritime committee.

Nigel's connection with the Brighton West Pier and British Airways i360 started when, as a young man, he worked in a coffee shop next door to the site. More recently he operated as NEC Project Manager for Brighton i360 as well as offering support to the West Pier Trust.

Event materials

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