Hanson UK

About Hanson UK

We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which has leading global positions in aggregates, cement and concrete.

Hanson UK is split into four business lines – aggregates, concrete, asphalt and contracting and cement – which together operate around 300 manufacturing sites and employ over 3,000 people. Read more

Hanson Careers

Visit Hanson Careers website for latest job opportunities as well as information on our graduate and apprenticeship programmes. Find out how to apply and information on benefits available to Hanson employees. Visit the website

Latest news

Avon Barriers Project in South Lanarkshire
Hanson extends RSPB nature reserve
Hanson launches new online training for merchants
12 October 2016

Avon Barriers Project in South Lanarkshire

Two abandoned weirs on the Avon Water in South Lanarkshire – Ferniegair and Millheugh – were identified by the Rivers and Fisheries Trust of Scotland as particularly obstructive to fish, as they close off large areas of riverbed. Following a feasibility study carried out by design and project management consultants Atkins Ltd, the preferred option for opening up these inaccessible areas to spawning fish was through the construction of fish ladders. Hanson UK supplied coloured concrete for 200 two-tonne interlocking blocks that were used to great effect to create the new fish ladders. This has...
13 September 2016

Hanson extends RSPB nature reserve

A further 96 hectares of restored land at Hanson UK’s Needingworth quarry in Cambridgeshire has been handed over to the RSPB as part of a 30-year partnership project to create a wildlife nature reserve from a working sand and gravel quarry. The new land will double the size of the Ouse Fen reserve, making it bigger than 200 football pitches and setting it on the way to becoming the UK’s largest reedbed. The Hanson-RSPB wetland project at Needingworth is the biggest planned nature conservation restoration scheme in Europe. It began in 2001 and is primarily being created for bitterns, a species...
1 September 2016

Hanson launches new online training for merchants

Hanson UK has launched a free online training portal to help merchants and their staff improve their knowledge of cement and in turn improve the service they offer to their customers. The Hanson Merchant Academy aims to provide an understanding of the company’s core cement product range to ensure merchant teams sell the right product for the job. Andy Simpson, packed products national commercial director, explains: “The new training portal is easy to use and allows merchants to track the performance of their learners. It has been developed to help our customers provide a better, more...


Featured project: Avon Barriers

200 two-tonne interlocking blocks have been used to great effect to create new fish ladders for the Rivers and Fisheries Trust of Scotland, which have resulted in around 200 kilometres of river being opened up to spawning fish. Read more

2016 sustainability report

2015 was another year of progress for Hanson UK. A growing economy and rising construction output lifted sales volumes across all our business lines and the prospects for 2016 look promising.   View the full report

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