New concrete plant opens in Moreton Valence

Byjirong

Updated Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:06:00 GMT

Local Gloucester man, Lee Mills, has taken control of a new concrete plant at the Old Airfield, Moreton Valence. The plant, which represents an investment of £0.7 million by Cemex UK will produce readymixed concrete for construction and building projects in the area.

Working alongside Lee, and based at the plant, is an independent haulier contractor Jamie Dean who will be delivering the readymixed concrete from the plant to customers, generally within 10 – 15 miles of the plant.

Cemex has operated a concrete plant in the area for over 60 years with one based at Bristol Road, Gloucester, which is now being closed down. During its life this plant has produced over 1.4 million m3 concrete enough to fill 560 Olympic sized swimming pools. The concrete has gone into construction projects such as Berkeley power station, Gloucester’s Quays Shopping Centre and Sharpness Docks.

The new plant is to be officially opened today by Rob Sims, Cemex Readymix manager with local school children from Hardwicke Primary School, customers, parish and district councillors helping to celebrate the opening.

Regional Director, Marcus Rappensberger comments: “The new plant represents a new era in the locality for the supply of concrete. It’s a modern, efficient and environmentally-friendly plant which is operating from in an industrial area, This means that there will be a reduction in trucks journeys through Gloucester town centre, except of course, for deliveries and it opens the availability up to more customers in this area.

Concrete is the world’s most consumed man-made product, essential to nearly every building or construction project. Our new plant at Moreton Valence will certainly be making a contribution to the local community and Gloucester area in the building of homes, schools, roads and much more.”