The Royal National Lifeboat Institute's impressive new home for the latest Tamar class lifeboats in Padstow was designed by Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects and consulting engineers Royal Haskoning.
Padstow Lifeboat Station is located on the east side of Trevose Head, and although the rocky outcrops provide a degree of protection the station is subject to considerable coastal forces.
The project is the winner of five design awards, including overall national winner of British Construction Industry Civil Engineering Award 2007.
The design of the station incorporates a cliff hoist and access bridge to enable casualties to avoid the use of steps and be evacuated quickly. The Tamar Class Lifeboat is located on a tipping cradle which aligns with the slipway for both launch and recovery.
The complex construction was carried out by Nuttall John Martin from the sea via a jack-up rig and barge.