Wynne Construction narrowly missed out on a UK industry award after building the new RNLI Lifeboat station in Llandudno. The station was shortlisted for Best Small Commercial Project at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Grand Final Awards in London.
The LABC, which promotes excellence in the building sector, had already named the project as the All Wales winner in its category and this saw the project entered into the Grand Finals, representing Wales. Other projects shortlisted included a major development in the City of London, in addition to another RNLI Lifeboat station.
Work commenced in April 2016 and was completed in June 2017, with early stages of the scheme involving construction of a new concrete sea wall made out of rock armour quarried locally at Llanddulas. Wynne Construction also installed a rock revetment and launch ramp, allowing RNLI vehicles easy access from the station, which is based on Llandudno’s iconic seafront.
The steel-framed, timber clad centre’s structure is reinforced with Siberian larch cladding, which helps protect the building from seawater.
It is the latest in a series of awards successes for the company, after its Ysgol Cybi school build was named as the North Wales winner for Best Educational Building at the regional LABC awards. The family firm was also named SME (1-50 employees) of the year at the Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) awards in July.
Chris Wynne, managing director of Wynne Construction, said: "Reaching the UK finals demonstrates the level of excellence and professionalism within our team, which worked tirelessly to build the centre. We strive to stay at the forefront of our sector, and by using building information modelling (BIM) , we ensured the station was completed on schedule, and to budget.
“Being recognised by these prestigious industry bodies further cements Wynne’s status as a major player in its field.”