Projects > Civil Engineering (Marine & Coastal) Projects
|RNLI INSHORE LIFEBOAT
Kinsale, Co. Cork
|Kinsale Lifeboat Station was constructed on a purpose built new
quay and houses a D class inflatable lifeboat in a boathouse and
recovery is by customised quay side crane. The building also
houses crew facilities, administrative and training facilities.
The quay structure was constructed with concrete filled caissons
founded on bedrock under an alluvial beach, and approximately
4m below chart datum.
The confined site in this busy tourist location with zero footprint
at the commencement of works (the site was underwater)
presented logistical challenges, as well as difficulties associated
with underwater working.
A feature of the building is that it utilised heat recovery from the
seawater by the provision of heat recovery coils in the quay wall
West Quay Road,
|Architect||Duncan Clark & Beckett
4 Northgate Street,