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New Academic Medical Centre - New York City

Panoramic of Science Building SAFB

Panoramic view of the Self Activating Flood Barrier being installed to protect an academic medical centre in New York City. 


30m x 2.5m

Self Activating Flood Barrier

·  Flood mitigation for state of the art Academic Medical Centre

·  Working with Commodore Construction & Turner Construction

A state of the art, academic medical centre is currently under development in New York City.

In order to make the Science Building sustainable for the long term, effective flood management was high on the list of priorities from day one. 

During March/April 2017, a 30m wide Self Activating Flood Barrier is being installed at the medical centre. The passive barrier, designed by UK Flood Barriers engineers and manufactured in New York State, will be ready to deploy at all times, providing 2.5m high flood protection to the main entrance of the new building.

The barrier is self-contained underground when not in use. This brings the benefits of minimal maintenance, being vandal proof, having no restrictions to vehicle or pedestrian access and having no costly storage and delivery charges in times of flood.

This project has been several years in planning and by getting UK Flood Barriers involved in the early design stage, allowed the foundations of the building to be designed to include the installation of the Self Activating Flood Barrier.

This is Phase One of the New York project - Phase Two is a 68m Self Activating Flood Barrier installed at another key location of this new facility.



This project has led to UKFB setting up a US arm of the business – US Flood Barriers. This company will work in the US, partnering with US manufacturers and suppliers, to bring our world beating technology to the forefront of US flood mitigation. We are proud to be able to state MADE IN AMERICA - partnering with Empire Fibreglass Products to manufacture in the US. 


SAFB delivery in NY

SAFB being delivered to site in NYC

installation of SAFB

Installation works begin

Installation of SAFB

SAFB shown at 50% deployed state

SAFB at Science Building

72m wide SAFB protecting medical centre entrance

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
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