16 October 2017

Hanson supplies concrete for Midland Metro Alliance project

Hanson UK is supplying concrete for part of the Midland Metro Alliance (MMA) tram extension projects, one of the biggest construction projects outside London.

The venture comprises of six separate projects and Hanson is providing 45,000m3 of its specialist concrete for the track beds on one of these. This contract with Colas Rail, one of the nine organisations which make up the MMA, is already underway and is part of the renewal of the existing line in Wolverhampton.

The £1.35 billion tram project will take place over ten years and improve transport links in the West Midlands and aid regeneration, as well as providing local jobs and training.

Sara Ann Pepper, national commercial manager at Hanson, said: “The Midland Metro Alliance is an exciting partnership and we are delighted to be involved in this early stage. Providing materials for the maintenance of the existing line allows us to understand the needs of the client and help develop effective solutions to meet key project milestones.”