RNLI Lough Ree Lifeboat Station

Established in 2012, Lough Ree Lifeboat Station is situated on the picturesque Coosan Point, north of Athlone.
Lough Ree is a popular location for fishing, sailing and swimming in the heart of Ireland.

Appointed by our client RNLI, Woodvale construction have built a new, purpose-built lifeboat station which features boat storage for the Tara Scougall lifeboat, a new in situ concrete ramp slipway, an office, changing and shower facilities, a workshop, crew room and kitchen facilities.

Since its foundation in 2012, Lough Ree RNLI has been operating from a temporary station consisting of shipping containers at Coosan Point.

The new boathouse slipway will provide direct access to the lake for the charity’s lifeboat Tara Scougall, and her crew. The boathouse will also facilitate improved response time to emergencies, a specially designed training room and excellent crew facilities.

The project has been funded exclusively by charitable donations. Kevin Ganley, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Lough Ree RNLI said: ‘This is a fitting way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the charity on Lough Ree and could not have been achieved without the generous contribution of the local community and those further afield.’

Key Features

  • Demolition of existing buildings and vegetation clearance
  • Reinforced concrete retaining wall was required due to the sloped site
  • Construction of Lifeboat Station, traditionally built
  • Roof completed in standing seam zinc
  • Aluminium windows and external doors
  • Complete Mechanical and Electrical installations to include passenger lift, Ground Source Heat Pump, Air Source Heat Pump and Under Floor Heating
  • Complete internal fit-out package, which included changing facilities, crew room, offices and workshop.
  • A reinforced concrete launch ramp has been constructed.
  • External areas finished in tarmac, concrete paviors and planting.
  • Site secured with new boundary fencing.
Key Project Information
Architect Todds Architect
Value €1.2m
Duration 25 months
Extra Information
Location Lough Ree, Co Westmeath
Sectors Community