Eyes to the skies… work on setting up the Worthing Wheel is underway.
Standing at 35 metres high, the temporary wheel is one of the tallest transportable attractions of it’s type currently available in the UK – giving those boarding the chance to see up to ten miles in the distance.
Teams from the operators have brought in a 105-foot crane to build the wheel in Steyne Gardens. It will take two days to construct before it opens to the public on Saturday. It will remain in town until the 15th April.
As well as bringing many tourists into the town, the attraction is expected to generate revenue for local businesses as well as thousands of pounds of rent for Worthing Borough Council.
The 24-pod wheel, which is silent when it spins, will operate between 10am and 10pm, seven days a week.
It will be run by the Giant Wheel Company, who are based in Manchester and have a track-record of bringing similar attractions to cities across the UK.
No planning permission or licensing approval is required as the wheel will be in place for less than 28 days.
Journeys will take approximately ten minutes and a standard ticket will cost £5 with concessions for children and OAPs.