LafargeHolcim’s UK company Aggregate Industries has won a four year contract to deliver pavement solutions to Highways England. The total value of the works is estimated to be in excess of GBP 500 million. Highways England, which operates, maintains and improves roads in England, awarded Aggregate Industries five of the six Major Regional Lots, under the new Category Management Framework.
Under the contract Aggregate Industries will deliver asphalt and cement bound works on Highways England’s Regional Investment Programme.
Marcel Cobuz, Regional Head Europe and member of the Group Executive Committee, commented: “I am delighted that Highways England has selected Aggregate Industries to continue to work with them over the next four years. Our ongoing investment in key production and manufacturing assets around the UK, along with investments in the latest digital technologies and our people, will enable us to continue to deliver the most sustainable and high quality pavement solutions.”
Second major highway contract in the UK in 2018
Today’s announcement continues LafargeHolcim’s recent success in the UK, following the selection of Aggregate Industries to exclusively deliver the surfacing works for England’s largest road improvement project, the A14 from Cambridge to Huntingdon.
Over a 30 month period, Aggregate Industries will create in excess of 20 miles of new, multi-lane carriageway using local primary and secondary aggregate supply sources. The project will require the supply and installation of 700,000 tonnes of asphalt and 500,000 tonnes of cement bound granular material.
The contract was awarded after a 12 month tender process, where the company demonstrated a clear desire to deliver a world class service through close collaboration, innovative products as well as IT solutions and processes.
LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Group operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, the Group provides innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. With leading positions in all regions, LafargeHolcim employs approximately 80,000 employees in around 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
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About Aggregate Industries
Aggregate Industries is a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industries. It produces and supplies a wide range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. It also produces, imports and supplies cementitious materials and offers a national road surfacing and contracting service.
It prides itself on best practice in sustainability having become the first company to be certificated to BES 6001, The Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products, developed by the BRE (Building Research Establishment) and a founding member of the UK Green Building Council. Aggregate Industries is a proud member of the LafargeHolcim Group.