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Nottingham Land Registry

SAFB at Nottingham Land Registry


0.5m x 3m

SAFB installed


Steel Flood, Security & Fire Door


Following a history of the nearby canal flooding the surrounding area, Nottingham Land Registry decided to implement a series of flood alleviation measures to protect the underground car park. The client’s main requirement was that the car park entrance would not be obstructed in any way.

The majority of the site had previously been protected from flooding by the canal’s elevated wall, however, due to climate change the water levels had risen above the predicted level of the canal wall. It became apparent to the client that the underground car park was at risk of surface water entering in a flood situation and causing damage to vehicles within the car park.

Nottingham Land Registry before flood defences

Nottingham Land Registry before flood defences

Nottingham Land Registry before flood defences

Car park entrance identified as a critical point to protect.


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.

Wall height increased

Wall height increased protecting vehicles stored within the car park.

Walls increased by 500mm

Existing walls increased by an additional 500mm.

SAFB in resting position

Self Activating Flood Barrier installed in its resting position.

SAFB in deployed state

Self Activating Flood Barrier at deployed state.

SAFB at Nottingham Land Registry

Wet test complete and barrier commissioned, with the car park protected up to a 0.5m height.

Steel Flood Security & Fire Door

Steel Flood, Security & Fire Door installed and protects the fire exit to the car park.


Self Activating Flood Barrier

Self Activating Flood Barrier - 0.5m x 3m manufacturing complete.

SAFB in place in basin

Basin ready and the barrier is lifted into place. 

SAFB basin connected to ACO drainage and service pit

Service pit connected to ACO drainage and the service pit.

SAFB being installed

Self Activating Flood Barrier backfilled with concrete up to finished floor level.

iso 14001

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 9001

ISO 9001:2008

bsi kitemark

Kitemark Certified Survey & Installation

chas accredited

Chas Accredited

Guarantee Protection through GGFI

Guarantee Protection through GGFI


UK Register of
Pre-qualified construction services

UK Flood Partnership
Business In The Community