The West Pier Trust’s hopes for a restored 1866 kiosk have been dealt a blow after its application for lottery funding was turned down again.
It twice applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund – but steep competition saw the bid turned down both times.
But undeterred, it is now looking for alternative funding.
Chief executive of the trust Rachel Clark said: “This was already our second attempt with the HLF so it’s not likely that we’ll go back to that source.
“We’re exploring other sources of funding whilst getting an up to date view on the current condition of the kiosk.
“It’s disappointing to be rejected but we’re determined to see the project through.”
The i360 scheme includes the restoration of the eastern toll booth (the Rock Shop) and replication of the western one and both buildings are set be up and running with the attraction in 2016.