Oak Tree House is a newly built detached property with a large basement designed to house a cinema room, bar, gymnasium and wine cellar which also houses the plant room for this substantial home. The owner needed a solution to the ongoing chronic groundwater/flooding problem.
Wal-Mart Inc was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton. It is now the world’s largest company by revenue trading across 11,000 stores in 28 countries. In 2005 after a local flash flood at their global HQ in Bentonville, Arkansas, they trawled the world for a solution to prevent the repeat flooding of warehousing and offices.
After the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011, the regulator mandated precautions that needed to be put in place. All nuclear power plants in France required attention to prevent an occurrence at the sites following any seismic activity.
Jerry Smith is the owner of Lower Saltings, a stone cottage built in the 1800s on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, its fundamental attraction being its proximity to the sea. A beautiful beach property, it had no history of flooding, yet ever-changing climate conditions and increasingly higher tide levels became a concern.
Following numerous flood events across the county, Essex County Council decided to take a proactive stance to prevent future flooding of homes across the county.