Hanson UK

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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Hanson Cement recognised for exceptional commitment to tanker safety
Major Dorset road upgrade complete
Hanson UK participates at Café Concrete
14 June 2016

Hanson Cement recognised for exceptional commitment to tanker safety

Hanson UK’s meticulous approach to vehicle safety has been recognised with a Tanker Safety Award at the 2016 Tip-ex and Tank-ex awards, where it scooped the gong for Tanker Safety. The award, given for improving safety in a particular area of tanker operations, was for the development of an integrated emergency shut-down system. Hanson’s specially adapted ‘Run Lock’ system operates in conjunction with the already-specified Pulse lighting system to enable the operation of the tanker with the tractor unit running and the cab doors locked − while allowing full control of the emergency shutdown...
8 June 2016

Major Dorset road upgrade complete

A £22 million project to upgrade a 5.2 mile stretch of the A338 Bournemouth spur road – Dorset’s busiest road – has been completed on time and on budget. The nine-month rebuild was carried out by Hanson Contracting through the Dorset Highways Strategic Partnership, a 12-year collaboration with Dorset County Council. Designed by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, it included widening the dual carriageway, enhancing drainage and installing a concrete central reservation barrier to improve safety. All the old carriageway surface – about 75,000 tonnes of asphalt – was recycled into the base of the new...
12 May 2016

Hanson UK participates at Café Concrete

Hanson UK was one of the exhibitors at Café Concrete, is a pop-up event from The Concrete Centre that took place in May.  The event provided inspiration and information on the design and construction of visual concrete and showcased visual concrete samples, finishes and products. Best practice guidance on the specification of visual cast in-situ and precast concrete was also provided. Jasen Gauld from Hanson UK was one of the technical experts who spoke during a full day of seminars and his topic, Colourcrete, dealt with Hanson's range of coloured concrete. There were also presentations from...

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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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Featured project: A66 tar bound recycling

Hanson Contracting completed a project on the A66 at Little Burdon, near Darlington, in which 10,000 tonnes of tar bound planings were recycled back into the carriageway in a foamix material. Read more