The new RNLI Life Saving Centre has been designed to replace the original outdated building which had been operational since 1887.

The station  accommodates two lifeboats and respective launch vehicles as well as ancillary accommodation including crew change, mechanics workshop, public engagement area, souvenir sales, station office and a combined crew training/community use room.

Completed - March 2019

Contractor - Andrew Scott Ltd

High quality specification and contemporary architecture , this was a BIM Level 2 project. The scheme has a low carbon footprint, due to its orientation and the use of super insulated materials, PV panels, ground source heat pumps etc. A great effort was made to use a pallet of locally sourced materials together with the RNLI's corporate pallet of colours.

This building has been very favourably received by the local community and visitors. It has certainly enhanced the Harbour and the surrounding environment.

An example of a recent testimonial

"This really is a major achievement, a magnificent building, with only one purpose to fulfill, that of search and rescue of people in trouble on our coast.

For the Lifeboat crews it inspires confidence.
I can only offer my thanks to all involved in the planning and construction of this monument to the care and safety of those on the sea.

What a fantastic new facility for the safety of our community and its visitors.

Really awesome building, it will be the envy of many lifeboat stations in the UK.

Amazing achievement, looks fantastic.

Well done all involved. It is a fantastic addition to our local area.



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