Construction of new RNLI lifeboat station on Cleethorpes seafront to commence next May
Construction of the new £3 million RNLI lifeboat station in Cleethorpes is set to start in May next year, it has been revealed in a Council document.
Set to be built on Cleethorpes beach opposite the current lifeboat station, the building will have its own slipway for launch and recovery of the boats, as well as an RNLI shop.
According to the NELC document – which will be discussed by members of the Tourism and Visitor Economy Scrutiny Panel at a meeting on 18 November – the dates for the construction work to take place have now been agreed between North East Lincolnshire Council and the RNLI.
From 4 April 2022, RNLI will set up site works, and from 9 May 2022, piling works will commence. These construction works will be underway for 10 weeks until August, according to the document.
The lifeboat station is hoped to be completed by mid-2023.
The document reads: “Currently, the lifeboat must cross a public road near a blind bend. The new facility will provide the capability to position a second lifeboat at Cleethorpes and be able to respond more quickly, in a wider range of weather conditions, to a larger variety of incidents while keeping its volunteers safer.
“Changing and training facilities will also be improved, and the RNLI shop will move on site as well, giving shop volunteers access to running water and a toilet, neither of which are available in the current shop.”
During the works, there will be a partial footpath closure on the central promenade – but it is not anticipated that there will be a full road closure.
The document continues: “An area of the beach will also be cordoned off during the works for safety reasons. Further details will be provided nearer the time.”