About us

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 3,500 people.

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Latest news

Hanson re-secures Dorset Highways contract
Hanson reopens Teesport slag grinding plant
Hanson orders two new marine aggregate dredgers
21 February 2017

Hanson re-secures Dorset Highways contract

Dorset Highways contract.
Hanson Contracting has re-secured its strategic partnership contract with Dorset Highways for maintenance of the county’s road network. The agreement, which starts on April 1, 2017, has a potential duration of 10 years and a total value of more than £100 million. Hanson has worked as the main supply contractor for Dorset Highways since 2002, laying over one million tonnes of asphalt and delivering high profile projects including the Olympic transport package in Weymouth, Swanage recycling centre and most recently the A338 Bournemouth spur road upgrade. Andrew Martin, Dorset’s service director...
20 February 2017

Hanson reopens Teesport slag grinding plant

Ground granulated blast furnace slag manufactured at Teesport.
Hanson has re-opened its ground granulated blast furnace slag grinding plant at Teesport Docks in Middlesbrough, creating 20 new jobs. The plant was mothballed in 2009 during the recession, but a continuing upturn in construction activity prompted Hanson to return to the site last year and prepare it for re-opening. It takes blast furnace slag, a by-product of the steel industry, and grinds it into a fine powder for use as a cement substitute in ready-mixed concrete. The raw material was originally sourced from the nearby steel works, which has now closed. In future it will be imported,...
6 February 2017

Hanson orders two new marine aggregate dredgers

Trailing suction hopper dredger.
Hanson is investing €70 million in two new 3,000 cubic metre capacity trailing suction hopper dredgers for its marine aggregate fleet. They will be the first new aggregate dredgers to be commissioned by Hanson in the UK for more than 25 years. Hanson UK chief executive Daniel Cooper said: “This significant investment is the first step in a strategic replacement programme for our existing fleet of eight dredgers which deliver marine aggregates into a network of wharves in both the UK and continental Europe. It is also a key part of our overall strategic plan. Marine dredged sand and gravel is...