Hanson is the leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry. We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials and operate around 300 manufacturing sites, employing over 3,500 people.
Our national distribution means that we are ideally suited to serve the HS2 project along its entire length, supported by strategically located concrete plants, aggregates quarries and distribution depots along the route.
We have a network of concrete plants in London and are able to transport cement and aggregates to the capital by rail to ensure fast, efficient and sustainable delivery of raw materials.
In addition to our static plants, we also have a fleet of mobile concrete batching-plants. These deliver the material right where it is needed, keeping trucks off the roads and transport costs to a minimum. Our modern site plants are quick to set up and provide highly accurate mixing for quality concrete, batch after batch.
We can supply key materials required for the HS2 project, including low carbon concrete for precast tunnel segments, sleepers and slab track, sprayed concrete, rail ballast and bulk fill aggregates.We are the leading supplier of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), marketed under our Regen brand. Regen is a low carbon replacement for Portland cement and can significantly reduce the CO2 emissions associated with large scale construction projects.
We have supplied our high quality materials to a range of major infrastructure schemes in the UK including Crossrail, Channel Tunnel Rail Link into St Pancras, Canary Wharf, Terminal 5 Heathrow airport and the Thames Gateway. We are the primary heavy building materials supplier for the Hinkley project.