CEMEX Continues Ambitious UK Investment Programme With New Strategic London Plant
- 02 May 2008
- Company & Industry News
2 April 2008: Leading building materials supplier CEMEX has begun its 2008 ambitious national investment programme in the UK with a new state-of-the art concrete plant at one of the capital's busiest sites off Butchers Row, Stepney in East London.
The £2.2 million investment will ensure that the existing plant is replaced by a new plant with the highest output in the UK, producing some 180 cubic metres an hour, enough to fill two double decker buses, while ensuring product quality and consistency for construction customers.
The investment, which is estimated to total over £65million in 2008 (up £5 million from 2007), across the aggregates, cement, readymixed concrete operations, demonstrates CEMEX's continued commitment to the UK construction industry.
The Stepney concrete plant has been in operation since 1960s and during its operational life' has produced over four million cubic metres of ready mixed concrete, enough to fill 40 Albert Halls, and used in projects throughout the capital, including Wembley Stadium and Canary Wharf and St Katherine's Docks.
The external appearance, including the layout and structure of the new plant, will be identical to the old plant, but internally the new plant will be state-of-the-art with twin mixer units for maximum efficiency. The plant has been designed to produce high volumes and satisfy the ever increasing market requirements for higher strength concretes.
The new plant will be complemented by the facility for out-of-hours cement and aggregates deliveries to ease congestion, and two concrete recyclers' to significantly reduce waste disposal and recycle surface water in the concrete mixes.
The location for the Stepney plant makes it ideally suited for supplying material for the East London Line, the new rail link from Highbury in north London to West Croydon in the south. It is also well positioned to support developments associated with the 2012 Olympics.
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