It was following these devastating effects that Cornwall Council took action and arranged for this scheme to take place. The Council employed consultants, Capita Symonds to survey at risk properties in the region and to specify the measures required. UK Flood Barriers were awarded the project to install flood mitigation measures.
One of the 157 properties affected was a listed building located in Tregorrick. In order to preserve the historic integrity of the building and still provide passive protection, an passive flood defence system was specified as the best flood mitigation measure to install.
Stored underground, the barrier is a passive solution that remains out of sight until required, leaving no aesthetic alterations to the property. Once activated by flood water the barrer will rise to provide a barrier to the property’s entrance.