Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station

  • Client RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)
  • Location Sennen Cove, Cornwall
  • Cost £4m
  • Year 2001

Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station is the RNLI search and rescue operations base for the sea around Land's End, Cornwall. Since the first lifeboat was stationed at Sennen Cove in 1853 the boat house and facilities have been extended and adapted many times over the years to keep pace with the new developments in lifesaving at sea pioneered by the RLNI. The existing masonry walls date from 1929 but in 2001 Poynton Bradbury were commissioned to adapt the building ready for the new state-of-the-art Tamar class all weather lifeboat. This included the addition of a new taller curved metal roof and improved crew facilities.

Although the Station is protected to some extent from the full force of the Atlantic Ocean by the high cliffs of Pedn-men-du the station is exposed to some of the most challenging conditions to be found anywhere around the coast of the UK for lifeboat operations.

In 2009 the station recieved the R.N.L.B. City of London III lifeboat following generous donations to the City of London Committee and the Local Cornish Appeal.

The Works were carried out by Symons Construction of St.Ives; with Posford Duvivier acting as consulting engineeers.

Sennen Cove Launch
Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station