Hanson UK

2015 Sustainability report

2014 was the best year for our business since the start of the financial crisis in 2008 as construction activity continued to increase and demand for our products rose. We expected an improvement in our markets, but the outcome was exceptional and confirmed that the dark days of the recession are now firmly behind us. Read the full report

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

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Bee-eaters breed in Hanson UK quarry in Cumbria
Hanson publishes 2015 sustainability report
Energy minister opens Hanson solar installation
31 July 2015

Bee-eaters breed in Hanson UK quarry in Cumbria

Two pairs of rare bee-eaters have set up home and are raising chicks at a Hanson UK quarry in Cumbria. The bee-eaters are residing at Low Gelt sand quarry near Brampton in the North Pennines, where they have made nests by burrowing tunnels in the quarry banks. They were discovered by the quarry foreman who noticed the colourful birds flying amongst the site’s colony of nesting sand martins. Hanson UK alerted the RSPB who quickly set up 24 hour nest protection programme in June. The RSPB has now set up a viewpoint on the perimeter of the quarry, offering visitors excellent views of the birds....
28 July 2015

Hanson publishes 2015 sustainability report

Hanson UK has published its 2015 performance and sustainability report, which sets out progress against a range of targets covering people, carbon, water, waste and raw materials. Highlights include: Reduction in lost time injuries Fall in mains water use per tonne of product Increase in rail transport Increase in local liaison activity Over 90 per cent of quarries with biodiversity action plans There was a small rise in energy use per tonne as production facilities were reopened to meet increasing demand, but not used to full capacity. Hanson UK CEO Patrick O’Shea said: “We are investing...
14 July 2015

Energy minister opens Hanson solar installation

Energy and climate change minister Amber Rudd opened the second phase of a 13 megawatt solar installation at Hanson Cement’s Ketton works in Rutland on July 13. The ground-mount project, jointly developed by Lark Energy and Armstrong Energy, will provide around 13 per cent of the plant’s electricity requirements. Amber Rudd said: “It is fantastic to see the juxtaposition of energy-intensive industry working hand-in-hand with renewables. Often there is a perception that it is one or the other, you can’t have them working well together. “I know how important the solar industry is to the UK. It...

Featured project: London Gateway

An artist's impression of the completed port.

The asphalt chosen for this project needed to have the ability to spread the load from the slow moving heavy traffic at higher temperatures to prevent wheel track deformation. Read more


We are continuously exploring the role that we can play in creating BIM (Building Information Modeling) relevant solutions, through the delivery of BIM compatible information for our products, services and solutions. For more information or to work with us please contact the Hanson Sustainability team.

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