BAM Nutall / Arup - Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Customer Case Study: BAM Nutall / Arup – Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Client: Arup  Main Contractor: BAM Nutall Construction

Client Brief:

To create an aesthetically pleasing and discrete flood protection solution to replace a shop front looking on to the river. The flood protection depth must exceed current British standard and achieve flood protection to a depth of 1500mm high.

The largest opening was 8 meters wide and consisted of windows and double doors. All of which much be flood resistant. Any system will be in a high traffic environment and must be in keeping with the original shop front design and colour.


To engineer a hardwood, aluminium composite frame coloured to match the existing environment, that will withstand the pressures of water up to 1500mm high. A truly bespoke solution will need to be created and tested at our in-house testing facility and witnessed by a third party.

The remaining windows and doors along the riverside would also use a similar technology to create a flood protection solution with minimal impact to the overall aesthetics of the building.


BAM NuttallBAM Nuttall is a leading edge supplier of civil engineering services and is fully focused on delivering quality infrastructure projects on behalf of all their customers. As part of the international Royal BAM Group they are fully committed to exploiting advances in technology to improve the buildability of their projects.

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