Flood Ark

Flood Protection for Dulwich College Boat Club

11/10/2018 Case Study, United Kingdom Dulwich Boat Club barriers

Dulwich College was founded by the theatre entrepreneur Edward Alleyn in 1619. The public school for boys is planning a series of celebrations to mark its 400th anniversary next year. The college encourages in its pupils a keen interest in sports -- particularly rowing -- and maintains a Boat Club on the river Thames at Putney.

Effective Countermeasures

The Thames is a tidal river and Dulwich College Boat Club had a tendency to flood when heavy rainfall combined with high tide. In 2010, the staff of the Boat Club began to research effective countermeasures to keep out the floodwaters. That brought our product to their attention.

Flood Ark Flood Barriers

Our flood barriers have been independently tested to meet international industry standards and have proven their capabilities in real-life flooding emergencies. They can be used to protect wider spaces than many of our competitors’ products. We have been in business continuously since 2002, in which time we have completed over 6000 installations.

Tested in Anger

The flood barriers at Dulwich College Boat Club are deployed every couple of weeks and they are regularly tested in anger when the Thames tides are high. The Boat Club have found that they are having to use them more and more frequently due to the increase in ‘exceptional’ high tides.

Flood Ark flood barriers provide proven property level protection to buildings. If you would like to know more about our barriers, please don't hesitate to contact our facility on +44 (0) 1603 879977 or email info@floodark.com.

For regular installation images and articles related to the flood protection industry, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.