Building works resumed at Pwllheli RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A glimpse into the new boathouse, that will house the Shannon class Lifeboat at Pwllheli RNLI

New boathouse at Pwllheli

RNLI/Tomos Moore

New boathouse at Pwllheli

Due to the world pandemic that has been influencing our lives over the last couple of months. As a consequence of directives the decision was taken to halt work at the end of March however we are now pleased to announce that the work has re-commenced once more and gaining pace within the compromises required under the present working restrictions

The photographs have been taken by the Architect during his recent site visit and inspection. The main roof is now complete with the scaffolding in the process of being removed to allow completion of the lower roofs and commencement on the framing to the upper walls. A unique opportunity to be able to appreciate the supporting framework with the glulam beams to the roof and steel frame clearly evident.

The building is dominated by the main boat hall which will house the Shannon class lifeboat with it’s vaulted timber ceiling and natural light and spectacular views through the main doors of Cardigan Bay and Cambrian mountains in the distance. Extensions to either side of the building provide essential volunteer crew facilities, and engagement area for the public, ILB garage and workshop.

Bryn Roberts, Site Manager for Wynne Construction stated that “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to be involved in this project for the RNLI at Pwllheli as it’s such a rewarding and satisfying project to work on. Every project presents a different set of challenges and without doubt, this will be rewarding once completed”

Clive Moore, Architect & Coxswain at Pwllheli RNLI added that “The work on the main roof has now been completed and as the scaffolding is removed one is able to get a get an overall impression of the form and design of the building. Work is continuing on completing the masonry to the lower walls and slipway with a view to progressing to progressing to the upper walls and floors.

Presently the project is schedule for completion towards the end of September 2020

For more information contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447 or email Tomos_Moore@rnli.org.uk.

New boathouse from slip

RNLI/Tomos Moore

New boathouse from slip
Crew assembly area

RNLI/Tomos Moore

Crew assembly area
Shannon boat hall looking at Cardigan Bay

RNLI/Tomos Moore

Shannon boat hall looking at Cardigan Bay
Shannon boat hall looking at Cardigan Bay

RNLI/Tomos Moore

Shannon boat hall looking at Cardigan Bay
ILB Boat hall looking towards cardigan bay

RNLI/Tomos Moore

ILB Boat hall looking towards cardigan bay

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