Mardyke Arena Innovative Retrofit After Historic Flood in 2009
Mardyke Arena was severely damaged by the historic flooding to hit the River Lee in Cork, Ireland, in November 2009. As part of the retrofit of the facility, a number of innovative products are to be installed to prevent inundation of the arena during future flood events. These include a 12.7 m x 1 m flip up barrier (see photo of example above right); ten lift hinged gates around the perimiter of the building (see photo of example at right); twelve flood proof glass panels, each 1.8 meters wide and 1.2 meters high (see photo of example lower right); ten flood proof doors with inflating seals in the building perimeter itself (see photo of example below); and one demountable barrier across a plant room door. The installations are expected to be completed by February 2012.
Photos: Courtesy of Tim Collingwood, Flood Control International Ltd. (UK)
The DESURBS project is co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme under the Security theme.