The old lifeboat house referred to in the article is believed to have stood at the rear of the Royal Clarence Hotel, on the site now occupied by No. 4. (see Regent St)
Advert above from 1940, below from 1957
Advert above from Burnham Guide of the 1940’s
Above 1990’s, below 2005.
The garage was finally demolished in 2007 after it was determined that the iconic tower was impossible to restore safely.
See also Victoria St