New £2.6m Lifeboat Station in Llandudno to Begin Construction

Construction is the great enabler for our society and nowhere is this better illustrated than in the plans for a new lifeboat station in Llandudno.

Construction is the great enabler for our society and nowhere is this better illustrated than in the plans for a new lifeboat station in Llandudno.

Wynne Construction has been appointed by Gwynedd County Council to construct the new Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli.

A modern new boathouse in Llandudno worth £2.5million will begin construction next week. The facility at Craig-y- Don will provide a home for the station's new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat. The lifeboat is expected to arrive at the station in 2017, replacing existing Mersey class lifeboat Andy Pearce.

The current Lloyd Street boathouse in a busy town centre is not fit for purpose, in either its location or the facilities it offers.

The RNLI charity has been committed to saving lives at sea at Llandudno since a lifeboat service was established in the town in 1861. We are delighted to see work getting underway to see this much needed facility being introduced which will enable Llandudno to be home to an all-weather lifeboat for many more years to come.

– Lee Firman, divisional operations manager for the RNLI in North Wales.

The project is expected to take 14 months to complete.