LafargeHolcim’s UK roads contract
By Sandy Guthrie18 July 2018
LafargeHolcim’s UK company, Aggregate Industries, has won a four-year contract with Highways England, the government-owned company which operates, maintains and improves roads in England.
The total value of the works is estimated to be more than £500 million (€560.84 million). Highways England has 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 over the next four years.
Marcel Cobuz, Aggregate Industries’ regional head, Europe, and member of the group executive committee, said, “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.”
The company said that the appointment continued LafargeHolcim’s recent success in the UK, following the selection of Aggregate Industries to 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 more than 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.