Countdown for Bardon

Published 27 June 2019

As part of LafargeHolcim’s Capital Markets Day in 2018, guests enjoyed a site visit to Europe’s largest aggregates quarry at Bardon Hill, east of Coalville, Leicestershire, UK. Owned by LafargeHolcim subsidiary Aggregate Industries, the recently-extended quarry will formally open in June 2019 when the refurbished primary crusher goes on-stream.

Aggregate Industries’ Bardon Hill quarry, UK, supplies 1.5Mta of aggregates,

2.1Mta of concrete products and 7.5Mta of asphalt. Image source: LafargeHolcim

LafargeHolcim defines Bardon Hill as one of its ‘super quarries’, which is expected to provide work to local people in Leicestershire well into the second half of the 21st century. The quarry, which has produced building materials for the last 150 years, is a microcosm of what LafargeHolcim is aiming to deliver – a local resource that has a far-reaching impact in its products and services for communities. A visit to Bardon Hill Quarry shows that it is far more than just mined rock. It is a working community that is geared to producing high-volume and top-quality building products for the UK.

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