First glimpse of the new boathouse structure at Pwllheli RNLI
Wynne Consruction, the contractors for the new boathouse here in Pwllheli have been working tirelessly over the last couple of months, through the weather to construct the frame and the roof beams and last week - it was completed.
All the ground beams are in and main frame complete including the glulam roof beams.The next stage will be to lay the floor slabs and reinforced edge beam to allow work on the walls to commence.
The walls to the ground floor will be of masonry construction and will be tied into the steel frame, with timber framed walls to the upper storey. As the work progresses scaffolding will be erected which will allow work to commence on the timber roof deck.
The hardcore to the hard standing and slipway at the front of the building has been laid and work will continue with the reinforcement and concrete to this area.
Clive Moore Architect of the new boathouse mentioned that
'Standing in the main boat hall looking seaward presents an impressive and excellent view of the launch site and operational area. The structure gives a good indication of the overall form of the building with elements such as the height of the boathall and boarding platform clearly evident'
For more information contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447 or email [email protected] Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 07771 941390 or email [email protected]
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.