New Boathouse Updates
Bam Nuttall February Newsletter
BAM Nuttall John Martin in conjunction with the RNLI have commenced works to demolish and reconstruct the lifeboat slipway station on the beach at Porthdinllaen. The works are being undertaken to create a larger boathouse to house the new Tamar class lifeboat, the introduction of which is strategically key to the RNLI’s rescue service on the northwest coast of Wales.
The overall contract duration is 66 weeks with the start of works on site having commenced on 22nd October 2012. Prior to Christmas both the boathouse and upper slipway were demolished, and part of the rock cliff face behind the boat house was re-profiled. Since then piles which will act as the foundations for the boathouse were installed as were the sheet piles which will create the walls for the external areas and walkways. In addition, rock anchors and netting were secured to the cliff face immediately adjacent to the boathouse.
End of an era
IT was the end of an era today, 11th December 2012 as the remaining part of the old boatshed was demolished. As you can see the place looks a lot different now! On to the next chapter...
Our new boat arrives
Our new boat John D Spicer has arrived in Porthdinllaen. Hetty will leave us shortly and John D Spicer will be on a mooring until our new boathouse is completed.
At last the day has arrived...demolition work has started on the old boathouse at Porthdinllaen. Today the winch was removed from the boathouse and placed onboard the Stour and the walls a roof were pulled down. The remaining 3rd of the boathouse will be demolished tomorrow after removal of the old fuel tank. Visit our GALLERY for more images.
New Boathouse Preparations start
Preparations are underway for our new boathouse...