THERE was no chance of this deck chair blowing over on Bournemouth Beach on Thursday, as it is believed to be the world’s largest, weighing in at almost six tonnes.

Measuring a whopping 8.5metres tall and 5.5metres wide, the red and white striped chair did not collapse with a gust of wind and would give a beautiful view over the coastline if someone was tall enough to sit in it.

It was commissioned by drinks brand, Pimms, to mark the official start of British Spring Time when the clocks spring forward this weekend.

Emma Sherwood-Smith, spokesperson for Pimms, said: “This year’s Great British summer is set to be massive.

“With the Diamond Jubilee and a certain international sporting event on the horizon, we’re predicting a huge summer of fun.

“We wanted to get the ball rolling and, as champions of everything that makes Great British summer so great, celebrate the start of the season in style.

“The world’s largest deckchair seemed to be just the ticket.”

Stuart Murdoch, the sculptor who created the deck chair, is known for his big artistic creations after recently making a full size Challenger 2 British Army Tank entirely out of ‘Eggs for Soldiers’ egg boxes in support of Help for Heroes.

He said: “The Pimm’s Deckchair has been has been great fun to work on – summer came early to my workshop – and now to Bournemouth Beach.

He added: “When you are up as high as the deckchair, like when we were up on the cradle putting it together, that’s 8.5 metres high and that is scary.

“It was really straight forward to put up, it might not look it but it was. However, you you’d need a big spanner to make your own.

“The longest part of the deckchair’s frame is the longest piece of steel that you can possibly get, so that was the factor that we scaled everything else to.

“It looks like it has been planted by magic, and the guy who owns it, the giant, is coming back to get it soon.

“It’s brilliant to see it on the beach and everyone that walks past it raises a smile.”

The giant deck chair will be on Bournemouth Beach until 6pm on Sunday March 25.