Its unusual design is the first thing to greet mariners plucked from the stormy seas around Britain’s most southerly point.
But now Lizard lifeboat station has won a new accolade commending its high standards and green credentials.
The unique boathouse won best technical design at the South West Building Excellence Awards, which were announced at a glittering reception in Torquay last week.
The £7 million station sits at the foot of the cliffs at Kilcobben Cove, to the east of Lizard point, and has been called the UK’s most challenging construction site.
Cian Spowart, project architect with St Ives-based Poynton Bradbury Wynter, said: “We are delighted to have won.
“The building was all about the fitting around the boat and the boat’s function and having as little impact on the site as possible.”
Other winners in the Westcountry include Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Harbour hospice in St Austell, which won the best large commercial building category, and Ellacombe School in Torquay, which won best educational development.
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