Collaboration will help holiday lodge industry rise above the waters

Flood Technology Group says it will work with Flood Technology Manufacturing (FTM), part of Treo Group Ltd, to bring its Flood Adaptive Platform for holiday lodges and mobile homes to the market.

East Yorkshire-based Flood Technology Group recently pioneered the first fully flood adaptive holiday lodge in the UK by retrofitting its Flood Adaptive Platform to a lodge at a riverside site in Warwickshire.

This was to demonstrate that it is possible for prime plots of land near bodies of water and in flood-risk areas to be developed safely.

Flood Adaptive Platform is a mechanical jack system, designed to detect and react to flood conditions by automatically elevating a property above the rising water.

By partnering with FTM, Flood Technology Group says it will be able to make its Flood Adaptive Platform for holiday lodges and mobile homes available to tourism businesses across the UK and beyond, helping them future-proof operations against flood risk posed by climate change.

FTM will supply and manufacture critical components of the platform to help Flood Technology Group meet anticipated demand.

Simon Gilliland, chief executive of Flood Technology Group, said: “We’re pleased to be working with FTM to bring our flood adaptive holiday lodges and mobile homes to market.

“As part of Treo Group, FTM has a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience in manufacturing high-quality products for industrial applications.

“This, coupled with our game-changing flood adaptive technology, enables us to offer a unique proposition to the holiday home and lodge market, which will be hugely beneficial to holiday parks in flood-risk areas.”

Mark Holland, director of FTM, added: “We’re very excited to combine our manufacturing expertise with Flood Technology Group’s innovative technology to bring fully flood-adaptive holiday lodges to market.

“With around 10,000 UK holiday park homes at moderate or significant risk of flooding, there’s a real need for this cutting-edge product to help tourism businesses adapt to the growing flood risk.”

Flood Technology Group has tested its technology in flood environments, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and HR Wallingford.

The technology has also been successfully applied to modular buildings. However, its potential can be applied across various sectors, from utilities and energy to commercial and transportation.

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