UK Flood Barriers, working directly for Nottingham Land Registry, identified the need for a passive product to protect the main entrance of the car park. The site required a flood defence system that allowed un-impeded vehicular access and also the ability to close automatically in the event of a flood.
UKFB’s Self Activating Flood Barrier (SAFB) was chosen as the optimum solution that would best meet the site’s specific requirements. The barrier is passive, requiring no human, mechanical or electrical intervention to operate. The SAFB uses the power of approaching flood water to deploy, meaning instant protection against surface water flooding entering the underground car park, whilst also remaining invisible and fully self-protected in non-flood conditions.
The solution for the Land Registry building included the 0.5m high x 3m wide barrier installed in the bund wall, the wall height of the car park was increased and a single Steel Flood, Security & Fire Door was also installed to protect the car park’s fire exit.