The Boatyard in Kingston-Upon-Thames is a new riverside development near Kingston Bridge, boasting idyllic views across the Thames. The scheme was developed by St James, in a joint venture with Berkley Group and Thames Water.
St James has a reputation for high specification and attention to detail and are committed to positive environmental impact with the regeneration of redundant sites. Flood mitigation was high on the specification agenda in the planning stages given the ongoing threat of river flooding.
A barrier that activates automatically through the power of the flood water was identified by St James as the ideal flood defence solution to protect an underground car park to the development. Using passive technology, the barrier housed underground will activate 24/7 without any human interaction.