Investment increases capacity at Hanson's King's Cross concrete plant

Hanson's King's Cross concrete plant has undergone a £2 million (€2.2mn) upgrade, doubling capacity at the central London site.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / October 16, 2020
By Guy Woodford
Hanson's King's Cross, central London concrete plant

The previous pair of two-metre Skako planetary mixers have been replaced with two four-metre models, which can produce up to 230m³ of concrete an hour. The investment allows the team to supply key projects in the capital, including Thames Tideway and Google headquarters, as well as future contracts such as HS2.

As well as increasing capacity, the new equipment has also improved efficiency.

"Our King's Cross plant is located on a strategically placed railhead in the centre of London with all of our aggregate and cement requirements delivered by train from source, keeping over 8,000 lorry movements a year off the roads," said Hanson Concrete managing director Brian Charleton.

"This investment allows the site to continue playing its part in helping to improve the local area by providing much-needed construction material to the capital in the most environmentally and safest manner possible."   

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