St. Davids Life Boat Station

St. Davids Life Boat Station

The purpose of the project was to deliver a new Tamar class slipway lifeboat station in a protected cove adjacent to the historic RNLI slipway station.  Our involvement covered the concept and construction designs for the boathouse foundations and an access structure between the boathouse and clifftop.  Working with the contractor and piling contractor a small scale piled system was developed taking account of the large scour potential and difficult access within the cove location.  The access structure supports a pedestrian stairway, services and a disabled funicular lift car.

Challenges of the project involved tidal working, variable superficial geology, restricted access, temporary construction phases, interface with rock-stabilisation works, and vibration analysis.



Approximate Start Date

June 2011

Approximate End Date

June 2014

Services Provided

Civil Engineering Design, Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, BIM Level 2, Boathouse Sub-Structure (Columns, Pile Caps, Pile Design), Temporary Works Design, Marine Engineering