Broadmarsh Shopping Centre

Posted 29. 06. 2018

Client: Intu

Contract Value: £6000

Location: Nottingham

Damage Prevented: Unknown

Every time there was very intense rain, water gushed down towards the BroadMarsh Shopping Centre with nothing to stop it in its tracks. The shopping centre had flooded in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The flooding was costing the shopping centre money each time, as the water damaged the flooring, shops and electrics. There was also a big clean up- which meant the centre would close for a while and lose
out on valuable business. It was clearly obvious something needed to be done to help prevent the centre from being flooded again.

The entrance to the shopping centre is 100ft wide, and had doors across the whole width. Slot in type barriers would have been far too slow, and require too much storage space and training.

Flood Protection Solutions Ltd proposed having two Water-Gates pre-joined in a crate (as seen above). This meant any member off staff could easily wheel the crate along, and deploy the barrier. Using this method the whole 100ft entrance could be defended in around 2 minutes. The Water-Gate allows the BroadMarsh Centre to be defended with just a few minutes’ notice. A pump was also supplied with the barrier- to help ensure a complete solution.

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Sole UK distributors of the Water Gate Barrier

The Water-Gate barrier from Megasecur is used in 36 countries around the world. As the sole UK distributor of this flood barrier, we distribute the product across the entire country. The Water-Gate barrier is highly innovative and easily deployed, offering one of the fastest deployment of water
barriers available. Access to emergency vehicles and other vehicles is not compromised as the barrier can be driven over.

The Water-Gate can be shaped around corners and on uneven surfaces, offering flexible protection, and can be joined to create any length. The barrier can be supplied in crates to make deployment of long lengths extremely rapid.
It is cost effective, comparing particularly well with sandbags, especially as it is reusable.

The material used is recyclable and the Water-Gate is reusable making it extremely environmentally friendly.
The barrier is resistant to a long list of chemicals and has been independently tested. It is widely used in pollution control.

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