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Flood Technology Group creates the first flood adaptive holiday lodge in the UK

Flood Adaptive Platform offers potential for safe and sustainable development in areas of flood risk

Just four months since its launch, Yorkshire-based Flood Technology Group has retrofitted its ground-breaking Flood Adaptive Platform to a holiday lodge on a riverside site at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, creating the first fully flood adaptive building of its kind in the UK.

Twelve years in the making, the Flood Adaptive Platform (pictured right) is a multi-purpose mechanical jack system that’s designed to detect and react to flood conditions by automatically elevating above the rising water.  Located on a luxury Avon Estates-owned site overlooking the River Avon, the holiday lodge now has the capability to detect an impending flood. Thanks to the Flood Adaptive Platform on which its sits, when rising flood water is detected the entire structure will automatically lift above the water level, to a maximum height of 2.1 metres above the ground, and remain there until it’s safe to return to ground level.

By applying it to mobile homes and holiday lodges, the Flood Technology Group is able to support the safe development of prime plots of land adjacent to bodies of water and in areas of flood risk, as well as increasing occupancy levels. Both new build and retro-fit tested systems are available, and the Flood Technology Group already has a licence agreement in place with a major UK mobile home provider.

Simon Gilliland, Chief Executive of the Flood Technology Group, said: “It was fantastic to work with the team at Avon Estates to retrofit our Flood Adaptive Platform to one of their riverside holiday lodges.

“Our flood adaptive technology offers local authorities and developers huge potential for development in areas of high flood risk, which would previously have been considered off-limits. This means that it can also play a part in attracting inward investment to areas where greater flood resilience is needed, as well as helping to negate the need for costly, carbon heavy flood mitigation work. We believe that harnessing the power of this kind of technology is absolutely key to adapting and thriving in our changing climate, both here in the UK and globally.”

He added: “Flood adaptive technology’s potential really is limitless and we’re very excited to be at the forefront of that.”

The Managing Director of Avon Estates, Nic Allen, said: “We’re really excited by the potential that the Flood Adaptive Platform offers, particularly for riverside holiday parks like ours, where the close proximity to the water is a major draw for people.

“The fact that the technology could be retrofitted to an existing lodge with minimum disruption was a huge plus for us and we’re proud to be working in partnership with the Flood Technology Group to showcase the UK’s first flood adaptive holiday lodge. This type of technology really is a game-changer for the mobile home and holiday lodge sector.”

Based on research commissioned by the Flood Technology Group, the Flood Adaptive Platform costs 40 per cent less to install, operate and maintain than other comparable methods of flood risk mitigation, including flotation-based systems. By adopting a low-carbon, off-site approach to its assembly, the greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing, transporting, installing and maintaining the Flood Adaptive Platform are up to 95 per cent lower than those from comparable methods of flood risk mitigation.

Launched in November 2023, the Flood Technology Group brings together a range of innovative products, services and solutions with a proven ability to adapt to flood water as it rises. Capable of offering a complete flood technology solution to local authorities, developers and home owners, it has the potential to transform the flood protection landscape.

For more information about the Flood Adaptive Platform, click here.

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