Raising the level of the beach
Thursday 24 Sep 2020
Inital works have started to clear the site and raise the level of the beach where the new boathouse will be, using dredged material from Wells harbour. The floor of the new building will be roughly level with the current path along the beach bank to the beach.
The construction area both to the east of the beach bank and the beach to the north of the sea defences where the new ramp will be are now a construction site and public access is not permitted. Access to the current lifeboat station will be maintained for RNLI staff and crew members.
Work begins on site... clearing the ground and base of the beach bank
The site is safely fenced off but public access to the beach maintained
Raising the level of the site
View from the east with showing the raised beach level for the new boathouse
View from the east, with the new beach level visible
Scrub is cleared from the sea defences where the ramp for the Shannon lifeboat will be constructed
Material dredged by Wells harbour from the channel is ferried back to the site across Wells beach
Building up the beach level
Good progress on placing dredged fill material to bring site up to level in preparation for piling