About the project

The RNLI’s new Selsey lifeboat station was completed during 2017 and received a brand new Shannon-class all-weather lifeboat along with its launch and recovery system.

The new building replaces the offshore slipway station that was carefully demolished following completion of the new on-shore facility. Selsey is another station based on the ‘Catalogue’ range designed with Revit software by Studio Four in partnership with the RNLI. It houses a D-class inshore lifeboat, as well as the Shannon-class, and both are launched through the new flood defence gates in the sea wall and across the shingle beach. 

The scheme sits comfortably in a generally residential area and incorporates high quality local brickwork flint and Accoya timber windows and external doors. Also included are a number of renewable energy features, in common with other modern stations, including solar PV panels and a ground source heat pump linked to the underfloor heating.

The building was the WINNER of the ‘Community Benefit’ category in the RICS 2018 Awards, South East Region and therefore made it to the national final. It was also shortlisted in the ‘Tourism & Leisure’ category.


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Tollgate Estates
Stanbridge Earls
SO51 0HE

01794 511 255


Sherwood House
8 Upper High Street
SO23 8UT

01962 820 255


1-3 Lyon Street,
SO14 0LD

023 8022 8923

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