New concrete plant strengthens Hanson’s capabilities in London


Updated Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Hanson UK has invested £1.3 million in its Acton concrete plant to help meet the increasing demand in the London construction market, which is being driven by large high profile contracts, such as Crossrail.

The refurbished plant uses the latest technology to provide consistent product and flexibility in production and mix design; from structural lightweight concrete to recycled, impermeable or high early-strength concrete.

Acton’s new low-energy equipment includes a fully computerised modern wet batch plant, 3 m3 planetary mixer and 100 t storage silos. The addition of see-through cladding reduces noise and dust, while passive infrared (PIR) detectors further reduce power demand. The addition of Regen (ground granulated blastfurnace slag), pulverised fuel ash and limestone filler also reduce embodied CO2 levels in the final concrete mix.

The investment is part of Hanson’s ongoing commitment to enhance sustainable supply options for its broad range of customers and is part of its network of over 190 UK plants, which have all received ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 accreditation.