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John Lewis, Leeds

UK Flood Barriers has worked with Sir Robert McAlpines, one of the largest construction companies in the UK, to install a Self Activating Flood Barrier to protect an underground level of the new John Lewis store at Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds.

Self Activating Flood Barrier John Lewis Leeds

FAST FACTS

Brand New

Retail & Leisure Complex

8.8m x1m

SAFB installed

THE PROBLEM

Leeds was most recently affected by flooding in winter 2015; parts of the city centre along the River Aire were amongst the areas hit hard by the floods, which was the worst the county has seen in 70 years.

Victoria Gate is a brand new retail and leisure complex in Leeds, which is due to open in autumn 2016. The £37 million John Lewis store will be the company’s new Flagship store, sitting at 250,000 square foot. Flood mitigation measures were specified as part of the construction of the complex, and UKFB’s Self Activating Flood Barrier was chosen as the most appropriate measure.

THE SOLUTION

UKFB worked with Sir Robert McAlpines to install the SAFB measuring 8.8m wide by 1m high, to protect the underground level of the store which comprises a car park and loading bay.

The Self Activating Flood Barrier had a specially designed lid – angled to fall with the slope of the ramp and also strong enough to withstand high traffic loading.

Self Activating Flood Barrier for John Lewis

Angled lid to fall with the slope of the ramp

Self Activating Flood Barrier

SAFB protecting entryway to the underground car park and loading bay

SAFB protecting John Lewis loading bay

SAFB protecting entryway to the underground car park and loading bay

TIMELINE

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Site Survey

SAFB manufactured

SAFB Manufactured

Self Activating Flood Barrier John Lewis Leeds

SAFB Installed

iso 9001

ISO 14001:2004

bsi

ISO 9001:2008

bsi kitemark

Kitemark Certified Survey & Installation

chas accredited

Chas Accredited

Guarantee Protection through GGFI

Guarantee Protection through GGFI

Contructionline

UK Register of
Pre-qualified construction services

UK Flood Partnership
Business In The Community