New ready-mixed facility meets all concrete needs including high-volume, specialist mixes, and low-carbon products
HEIDELBERG Materials have opened a new ready-mixed concrete plant in Sutton Courtenay, near Abingdon, increasing the company’s footprint and capabilities in the fast-growing Oxfordshire market.
The multi-million-pound plant can supply all concrete needs, including high-volume, specialist mixes, and low-carbon concrete. The site has a large storage capacity, minimizing the frequency with which raw materials need to be brought in, and is also rail-connected, allowing aggregates to be transported from Heidelberg Materials’ rail-connected quarries.
This will keep more than 3,000 lorry journeys off the roads each year, equating to in excess of 346,000 miles, reducing congestion and carbon emissions.
The plant includes a range of sustainability enhancements, including: a water harvesting system; an energy-efficient mixer; a waste-management system for concrete washout; and the ability to store and incorporate reclaimed and lower carbon materials into the concrete mix.
‘Our new ready-mixed concrete plant is perfectly placed to support our customers in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area,’ said Gordon Napier, Heidelberg Materials’ concrete managing director. ‘We offer a fast, efficient, reliable, and consistent supply of ready-mixed concrete and can supply any requirements, whether for a collect customer or for a large infrastructure project.’