On behalf of the RNLI we have recently submitted a Planning Application to Cornwall Council for a new building to replace the existing Penlee lifeboat station. This application marks the next stage of the RNLI’s upgrade to provide modern crew facilities in Newlyn Harbour, including a larger Crew/ Operational Room, Training Room, Changing Room and Workshop. The new station will also house a Visitor Engagement area allowing the RNLI to convey the sea safety message to locals and visitors alike and be constructed to allow greater community use of its facilities.

The contemporary two-storey building is to be located on the same site as the existing station which will operate from temporary facilities during construction. With features in line with current RNLI operational standards and highly energy efficient, it will be timber clad with a monopitch roof and large timber windows enabling the RNLI to survey Newlyn Harbour and south and east into Mounts Bay and beyond.