Hanson UK becomes Heidelberg Materials

Today (Monday 02 October 2023), Hanson UK becomes Heidelberg Materials, aligning with its parent company which announced its new global branding in September 2022. “The construction sector faces global challenges such as climate change and thedigitalisation of our industry; challenges we are better placed to meet as a strong,united Group,” said Simon Willis, CEO of […]

Hanson announces new recycling business line

Hanson has announced the creation of a new recycling business line as part of its strategy to conserve natural materials and promote the circular economy. The company will recover construction and demolition waste and process and reuse it to complement and grow its business and deliver sustainable products to its customers. The new business line […]

Dorset Council becomes the latest member of Safer Highways

Safer Highways has announced that Dorset Council have agreed to become the latest Local Authority member of the industry led organisation which champions effective management of health, safety and wellbeing and drives effective social value across the supply chain. Dorset County Council’s highways service is responsible for the maintenance of the county’s network of roads, […]

Hanson launches new asphalt Collect & Go app

Hanson has launched a new “Collect & Go” app for asphalt customers across the UK. It is aimed at all those who use the rapid turnaround service, rewarding them with loyalty points that can be redeemed for digital gift cards that can be used to purchase a wide range of products and services. The app […]

National Highways is formally trialling PMB bio-binder on the strategic road network

Hanson has used an innovative low carbon asphalt to resurface the A30 Cutteridge to Alphington eastbound scheme near Exeter in Devon. The work is being carried out as part of its pavement category management framework agreement with National Highways. It is the first time Hanson has trialled its CarbonLock asphalt containing polymer modified bitumen (PMB) […]

Hanson Contracting switches to low carbon fuel

Hanson Contracting’s road surfacing plant is now using a low carbon fuel source in the company’s latest initiative to reduce carbon emissions at every stage of its business. Pavers and rollers are using GD45+, supplied by GB Fuels Ltd, which, on average, reduce CO2 emissions by 42 per cent and NOx by 14 per cent […]

Alliance formed to implement new road laying technology

Hanson Contracting and Leica Geosystems have formed a strategic alliance to improve road construction and maintenance safety, quality and efficiency through the use of the latest technology. The two companies are working together to share knowledge and experience to enhance the adoption of modern road construction methods. Together with key clients, they are working towards […]

<strong><u>Hanson opens new concrete plant in central Birmingham</u></strong><strong></strong>

Hanson has opened a new ready-mixed concrete plant in Birmingham, increasing the company’s footprint and capabilities in the key west Midlands market. The new multi-million-pound plant in Landor Street can supply all concrete needs – including high volume, specialist mixes and low carbon concrete. The site has a large storage capacity, greatly reducing the frequency […]

Reduced carbon asphalt solution trialled on road in Dorset

Hanson has used a new reduced carbon asphalt to resurface a road in Dorset, as it explores the potential of innovative materials to help meet net zero carbon ambitions. The trial has been completed through the Dorset Highways Strategic Partnership, an ongoing agreement with Dorset Council which facilitates innovation and collaboration. Hanson combined its ERA […]


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