Our timelapse video of construction of the main site, above, has been updated as far as March and the final pour on the concrete slab on which the building will be constructed.
The first phase of construction for the new lifeboat station is all but completed and the site is suddenly looking both tidier and emptier.
After some minor delays, all services have all been connected up. This means the area to the south of the new building can finally be filled and levelled. Many outstanding minor jobs have been completed on both ramps and to timber works and the base of the building, including adding the handrails down either side of the ALB ramp.
As well as tidying up the site itself and taking kit and rubbish away, the contractors have levelled the beach beyond it to the current lifeboat station as it had been repeatedly dug up and reprofiled as needed during the build.
If all goes well, Mackley will be leaving the site by 21 May.
Contractors Reside officially take over the site from next week and will be responsible for phase 2 - construction of the boathouse building itself. They will bring their equipment on site and restructure the boundary as needed after which the new building's frame will be erected during June. As scheduled, it will then take into Spring 2022 to complete and fit out the new boathouse.
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