Hindhead Tunnel

Cement from Ketton was used in sprayed concrete on the £371m A3 improvement scheme at Hindhead in Surrey.

  • £3m contract with Balfour Beatty to supply ordinary Portland cement from Ketton.
  • Cement was used to produce sprayed concrete to form the structural lining of the 1.8km twin-bore tunnel under the Devil’s Punch Bowl.
  • Sprayed concrete was applied at high pressure to roofs and other structural shapes.
  • Cement from Ketton was found to be best for the project, with minimum wastage and easiest application.

Hanson’s involvement with the Hindhead Bypass continued with the remaining single carriageway of the A3, between London and Portsmouth being completed in 2011.

United Kingdom