Brighton Wheel prepares for its final spin tomorrow

Posted On 07 May 2016 at 11:06 am

The Brighton Wheel is to close tomorrow (Sunday 8 May) nearly five years after it opened just east of the Palace Pier.

Plans for a replacement attraction – a zip wire – are due to be submitted but the full details have not yet been made public.

The Wheel is closing because it was granted temporary planning permission on condition that it closed before the i360 opened.

Brighton Wheel 20111013

The operator Paramount Attractions applied for planning permission to be extended for five years last year but Brighton and Hove City Council said no.

The £6 million ride is expected to be dismantled by the end of the week. It was put up for sale but no buyer has been announced.

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken a spin to enjoy the sights from up to 160ft (50m) with views of Brighton and the surrounding area – and of course the sea.

The wheel was made in Germany in 2010 and previously catered for visitors and locals in Cape Town when South Africa hosted the 2010 football World Cup.

Paramount has plans to open a 1,000ft (300m) zip wire at the Dalton’s Bastion site this summer. A planning application relating to the site was submitted on Thursday (5 May) but the details are not yet available in the council’s planning register.

  1. Patrick Smash Reply

    I would rather that they keep the Brighton Wheel, and get rid of the ridiculous Brighton i360 a.k.a the Brighton Stink-Pipe

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