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The tower was originally called the Portsmouth Millennium Tower y was designed as a monument to commemorate the Millennium celebrations in 2000. The project was conceived in 1995 with an original opening date planned for late 1999. Due to political, financial, contractual y construction problems y extra funding requests by the builders Mowlem, construction didn`t begin until 2001 y was completed in mid-2005. Because of the six-year delay in opening y not having been ready for the Millennium as planned, the tower was renamed Spinnaker Tower.
The overall development project was over budget, with the tower costing £35.6 million alone. Taxpayers were never intended to fund the tower, but Portsmouth City Council eventually contributed £11.1 million towards construction.