The Silica, as it is known, is an illuminated 85ft tower with a bus shelter and kiosk at its base.
Designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress, Silica is the final part of the £1m redevelopment of Big Lamp Corner. It forms the part of the £11m improvement plan for the town centre called the Civic Pride Initiative.
The structure’s spire contains thousands of glass bulbs which are lit by LED lights. These can be lit up with various colours and spectacular lighting combinations.
Goodman Metal Works not only fabricated the tower, but also arranged the wide load movement orders to transport the tower to Weston Super Mare from Nottingham, as well as site erection.