M W Group, the main contractors for the project, appointed UK Flood Barriers to provide a semi-passive solution, which allowed easy access to the building but also provided flood protection.
UK Flood Barriers specified an OMO (One Man Operational) Flood Gate as the most viable solution. The OMO Flood Gate is horizontally swinging and easy to install, maintain and operate.
The gate installed at the R&D centre is 2.4m wide, with a protection height of 680mm.
Due to the pace of the project, UKFB was tasked with liaising very closely with the main contractors regarding the design of the aperture for the gate, so that progress could continue with other areas of the project.
The gate was designed as a retro-fit solution, to fix to the reinforced concrete wall which was built whilst the gate was in manufacture.
UKFB and M W Group worked very closely together meaning that when the UKFB install team arrived on site, the gate fitted perfectly with no snagging, resulting in a fast, one-day install.
The brand new adjustable hinges and locks aided in positioning the gate in its optimal position, with perfect sealing.
The excellent planning and coordination between M W and UK Flood Barriers made the whole project run smoothly.