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Parts of Brighton's West Pier put up for sale

Original cast iron material salvaged from Brighton's historic West Pier are to be sold off as part of preparations for a new attraction planned for the site.

The West Pier Trust has confirmed that, while many of the parts stored in its compound are needed for the heritage element of the i360 project, a "limited amount" will not be required. In a statement, a trust spokesperson said: "We are hoping that construction will begin on the i360 this year and in anticipation of that we need to prepare the site.

"In anticipation of this and not wishing to carry out the exercise under pressure, the Trust has decided to offer for sale a limited amount of the material which is definitely surplus to requirements." The i360 scheme - designed by Marks Barfield - is to feature a 150m (492ft) observation tower, offering a panoramic view of Brighton and the South Downs.

It will be sited on land owned by the West Pier Trust.

Original cast iron material salvaged from Brighton's historic West Pier are to be sold off as part of preparations for a new attraction planned for the site. The West Pier Trust has confirmed that, while many of the parts stored in its compound are needed for the heritage element of the i360 project, a "limited amount" will not be required. In a statement, a trust spokesperson said: "We are hoping
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