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£11m RNLI development gets go-ahead
5:04pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in Latest
The RNLI has received planning permission from the Borough of Poole allowing the charity to build a facility at its Poole HQ in Dorset to bring all-weather lifeboat production in-house.
This secures the future of all-weather lifeboat production and maintenance for the lifesaving charity.
An All-weather Lifeboat Centre, to be built on land already owned by the RNLI, will save millions of pounds each year, as well as create 90 new jobs in Poole.
The project is estimated to cost £11.2 million but, once up and running will save the charity £3.7 million every year. Taking into account the timeline towards full production and maintenance, the centre is expected to pay for itself in less than 10 years.