Contracted by Surgo Construction, UK Flood Barriers were awarded the project to provide flood mitigation measures to ISOS Head Office, Gosforth.
It was during the office refurbishment following the floods that Surgo contacted UK Flood Barriers to enquire about our passive flood defence system. A bund wall was built around the office as part of the refurbishment with the idea to install a barrier in between to operate as a flood defence should the stream rise again. The barrier provided the ideal solution as it is stored underground, using the power of the flood water to rise in a flood situation. This passive product would provide the necessary 24/7 flood protection, but also allow access to the main entrance when not in use.
Working together with Surgo Construction a barrier measuring 3000mm x 0.5m was installed in the bund wall to protect the main entrance. Further barriers at 2000mm x 0.5m were also installed into the bund walls to provide protection for two fire exits onsite.
To provide passive protection against water surge back through the drainage system in a flood situation a number of 160mm/110mm Non-Return Valves were also installed at the premises. Overall the project took two weeks to complete.