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Robust Rainwater System for Bridlington’s New RNLI Station
Bridlington’s new lifeboat station is set to open, replacing the 114 year old original station which has become outdated, cramped and impractical.
The design of the charity’s new purpose built station not only considered the practicalities of a working station but also aesthetics as it stands in a prime location on the Spa Promenade adjacent to the beach – a convenient position saving precious minutes in the launch time of the lifeboat.
Echoing Art Deco lines, building materials for the new station were chosen for both design impact and durability, as the construction will have to withstand the Northeast coastal elements for many years to come.
With this in mind a stainless steel rainwater system from Yeoman Rainguard was chosen. Functional yet stylish, 145 x 165mm box gutters and 80mm dia. downpipes were fitted complementing the sleek linear appearance of the lifeboat house.
Stainless steel is a robust material which offers many years of maintenance free service and is notable for being corrosion resistant, providing a cost effective and sustainable product. It is also eco-friendly with a stainless steel rainwater system being the perfect, non-contaminating, material choice for those wishing to collect run-off water.
The new two – storey RNLI lifeboat Station at Bridlington will not only look the part but will play the part too.
There is space to house a new Shannon class lifeboat alongside the inshore D class lifeboat.
The crew accommodation is more modern and the establishment will also include a workshop, changing and drying room, crew room, and a space for the charity’s lifeguards to store their lifesaving equipment.
All of which will result in improved efficiency and operating facilities for the volunteer lifeboat crew.
For information and news about the RNLI, please visit www.RNLI.org.uk
For information on Yeoman Rainguard’s full range of rainwater systems go to www.rainguard.co.uk