Wells Lifeboat  RNLI Lifeboats Wells Norfolk UK

New Boathouse Build

Wells' new boathouse from the ground up...

Work has started on building our new boathouse on the end of the beach bank in preparation for our forthcoming Shannon class lifeboat. Initial work in September has been preparing the site and raising the ground level on the beach where the building will be built on a concrete slab, prior to piling works for the new ramp.

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Work begins on site... clearing the ground and base of the beach bank, 9/9/20
View from crane of site east towards existing boathouse
Sheet piling around site
View from crane of site northwards to sea
More work on ILB ramp piling
Sheet piling being added around the boathouse site
Sheet piling being added around the boathouse site
Top row of piles for the ALB ramp in position at the top of the bank
ILB ramp piling nearing completion
Sheet piling for the ILB ramp
Sheet piling the ILB ramp
Driving in sheet piling for the ILB ramp
Piling ready for boathouse foundatons
Main site with start of sheet piling for ILB ramp
Piling for the ALB ramp
Piling for the ALB ramp
Piling for the ALB ramp
Piling for the ALB ramp
Piling for the ramp
Piling for the ramp
Quick progress with piling for the ramp
And onto the second... 9/10/20
First pile for the ramp being driven into the beach, 9/10/20
Plant and materials ready for start of piling for the ramp to the north, 6/10/20
Piling materials arriving on site, 6/10/20
Building up the site level with fill material is complete and it has been compacted and trimmed to create a delivery bay, a crane mat and a ramp. Plant and materials are scheduled to start arriving on site from Monday 5th October with deliveries of the crane, piling rig and piles for the new lifeboat ramp to the North, 2/10/20
Good progress on placing dredged fill material to bring site up to level in preparation for piling, 24/9/20
Raising the level of the site, 17/9/20
Work begins on site... clearing the ground and base of the beach bank, 9/9/20
Crew members and station officials, past and present, on the beach at the start of building work, 8/9/20
Artist's impression of new boathouse for Wells RNLI

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