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Contractor named to build new Burry Port RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

After a competitive tendering process, Andrew Scott Ltd have been awarded the contract for the construction of the new RNLI lifeboat station

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Work on the new station begins in early March, which will include the demolition of the old Harbourmaster building, to ensure public access to the eastern seafront at Burry Port is available to the public, and a safety perimeter will be placed around the building site to keep the general public safe.

Mark Bowen, Managing Director of Andrew Scott Ltd stated:

'We are delighted to have secured this contract to provide a modern, new facility for the RNLI which will enable the volunteer crews to continue to protect the immediate community of Burry Port, and the wider Swansea Bay region, for many years to come.

'Burry Port will be our third project and as a long-established local contractor, we are extremely proud to continue our partnership with the RNLI.'

Roger Bowen, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Burry Port RNLI commented:

'We can now look forward to seeing the new lifeboat station become a reality, and with the confidence that the construction work will be carried out by a very dedicated company, with great experience that Andrew Scott Ltd can offer. Their meticulous planning shows that they are also very aware of the requirement to satisfy local needs with a careful approach to the logistics needed to support the construction.'

The building work is expected to be complete by the end of 2018, and the new facility will be operational by March 2019.

An exciting time for the whole team at Burry Port, and the first visible step in the regeneration of Burry Port Harbour and its surrounding area.

To donate towards the RNLI's appeal to fundraise towards the new facility, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/burryportlifeboatstation or call 0300 300 0128. For advice about organising a fundraising event please email Burry-Port@rnli.org.uk, communitysupportteam@rnli.org.uk or 0300 300 0128.

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The planned delivery route for materials to site

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The construction site showing public access to current beach facilities

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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