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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Shape your tomorrow, today
Continuous 1,508-cubic-metre-pour for new motorway
Lexicon, Islington case study
19 April 2017

Shape your tomorrow, today

Louise Roberts, member of the Hanson graduate programme.
Hanson is looking for 7 ambitious graduates to become its leaders of tomorrow. Our two-year graduate trainee manager programme gives graduates exposure to all aspects of the business to provide them with the experience, skills and knowledge to make a real difference. In addition to our general management programme, this year we are keen to recruit graduates from a wide range of disciplines including; electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, human resources and land management. Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, be keen to develop professional expertise and...
13 April 2017

Continuous 1,508-cubic-metre-pour for new motorway

M74 Raith interchange continuous pour.
Hanson Concrete has delivered its biggest non-stop concrete pour in Scotland - 1,508 cubic metres in just 13.5 hours for a new motorway roundabout underpass. Thirty mixer trucks made 188 round trips from Hanson’s Glasgow Central, Drumchapel and Airdrie plants to complete the supply to the M74 Raith interchange at Bothwell. Area manager Colin Reid said it was an impressive achievement. “Not just for its size – it is the biggest we have ever done in Scotland – but also for doing it in a relatively short time,” said Colin. The pour made up the final two foundation sections of the 400-metre...
7 April 2017

Lexicon, Islington case study

Lexicon, Islington, London EC1.
Concrete supplied by Hanson was used to create the sub- and super-structure of one of London’s landmark residential buildings. Behind its striking glazed façade, the building’s core, floorplates and structural rectangular columns are all constructed from one material – concrete.  Concrete was chosen due to the height of the structure, which stands 120 metres high on a very small footprint, as it is proven for creating tall structures while providing significant wind resistance, which was a major design consideration. It also provides fire and acoustic separation between the apartments....