British Airways i360 wins ‘The Judges’ Special Award’ at the BCIA

We are thrilled to announce that the British Airways i360 won ‘The Judges’ Special Award’ at the BCIA (British Construction Industry Awards).

This was awarded to a project that the judges considered to be particularly inspirational.

The project was awarded because of its innovative engineering and funding. The slenderest tower in the world, with a height to width ratio of 40:1, has a funding package which allows Brighton & Hove City Council to earn almost £1M a year from its visitors. The tower comprises 17 stacked “cans”, which were jacked into position in 10 weeks.

The judges commented:

”Proof that designers can be clients interested in financial performance and efficiency as well as design quality.”

Touchingly, the room gave a huge round of applause in David’s memory. A special night indeed.