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Helping future-proof homes against flood risk

Testing a flood risk house

The Yorkshire businessman behind a ground-breaking house with the ability to rise above flood water has used his expertise to form an association of companies that’s set to become a leading authority in the field of flood technology. 

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.

Andrew Parker, who lives in East Yorkshire, was first inspired to design the groundbreaking Hadley FloodSAFE House and FloodJack, the mechanical jack system on which it sits, back in 2012 after witnessing the devastation that flooding caused to his friends and family.

Andrew, whose background is in domestic construction, has spent the last decade honing his ideas and testing his products, working with experts at the University of Hull’s Flood Innovation Centre, the University of Liverpool and the HR Wallingford hydraulics research laboratory near Oxford. This demonstrated that they were safe and highly effective, and Andrew is now in a position to bring his unique Flood Adaptive Platform technology to market as part of the complete flood technology solution offered by Flood Technology Group.

Flood Technology Group is proud to be working in partnership with Phoenix Sustainable Investments, an award-winning developer of sustainable energy and innovation projects. Together, they have unparalleled knowledge, capability and expertise in the field of flood technology.

Andrew said: “By working together, we’re using our collective knowledge and experience in the rapidly evolving flood technology field to develop and champion flood adaptive technology that will future-proof people’s homes against the increased flood risk posed by our changing climate.”
Karl Hick, Chair of Phoenix Sustainable Investments said: “Both Andrew and Phoenix have independently developed pioneering concepts in flood protection, including an elevating house. Together, we bring an unparalleled wealth of knowledge, capability and expertise to the table. With two decades of combined experience in this evolving market, Flood Technology Group is uniquely positioned to help protect communities against the increased risk of flooding that we face in our rapidly changing climate.”
Andrew explained: “To safeguard people and property, the flood protection market has traditionally focused on what are known as flood resilience measures, which speed up the recovery process and enable people to move back into their properties more quickly after flooding.  While several innovative solutions have emerged, challenging climate forecasts have exposed the limitations of this approach. In response to this, I’m excited to be partnering with Phoenix Sustainable Investments and embarking on this exciting journey together as the Flood Technology Group.
“The groundbreaking Flood Adaptive Platform technology that we’ve developed has already been applied to modular buildings, demonstrating its ability to protect people’s homes and their contents from the threat of flooding, but its potential is limitless. There’s huge scope for it to protect a vast range of infrastructure across many different sectors, from utilities and energy to commercial and transportation. The Flood Technology Group undoubtedly has a key role to play in future-proofing our communities, businesses and industry against the increased risk of flooding posed by our changing climate.”


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