RNLI Lifeboat Station in Scarborough, Hull

21 June, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30

The RNLI’s new lifeboat station in Scarborough.
The RNLI’s new lifeboat station in Scarborough.

About this event

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is in the process of updating their fleet with the latest generation of lifeboats. These are generally faster and bigger than existing boats and in many circumstances require larger boat houses. The old building on Scarborough's South Marine Drive was one of these and, due to its prominent location within a conservation area, the RNLI decided to replace it with a significantly larger, landmark building to house the new boat.

The opportunity was taken to raise the building floor slab to reduce the occurrence of tidal flooding. The re-design of the building and its surroundings required a new 'plinth' to be constructed to raise levels, together with a new slipway.

In this presentation we outline the design of the new building and associated civils works. We then go on to discuss site aspects of the works, covering the day-to-day challenges of not only technical issues working in a marine environment, but also interfacing with the public and stakeholders in a very prominent beach location.


Geoff Othick PhD CEng MICE MIStructE

Geoff is an Associate in the Hull Structures office of Alan Wood and Partners. He has great experience with all forms of building structures gained over 40 years' working within consultants practices in the UK.

Richard Clifton BSc (Hons) EngTech MICE MCIOB

Richard is a Site Agent for BAM Nuttall Ltd. He has a broad experience within the construction industry, working for civil engineering contractors in the UK and internationally for over 15 years.