Tarmac has announced a partnership with The Collab Group of Colleges to develop and deliver an apprenticeship skills programme that will be used set a benchmark for the wider construction industry.
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Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business, has announced the acquisition of Scottish Power’s 50 per cent share of the ScotAsh Limited joint venture, a market leader in sustainable construction products.
The Solutions for the Planet programme will be extending its reach to thousands more pupils across the UK, with support from its first national partner, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. The partnership will encourage children to come up with ‘Big Ideas’ as part of an award-winning sustainability and enterprise initiative for schools.
Tarmac has launched an online blocks U-value calculator from its blocks division, to help enable accurate calculation of the thermal efficiency of buildings prior to starting a project.
A new Tarmac rail depot contained within Freightliner’s existing Garston complex, which will take around 10,000 trucks off the roads every year, has been officially opened by the Mayor for Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram and local MP for Garston and Halewood, Maria Eagle.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, recently geared up to successfully resurface a section of the Lydden Hill race circuit in Wootton, Kent.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is celebrating being shortlisted in three categories for a major national awards scheme.
Tarmac is one of the founding partners of a new mental health programme for people working in the construction sector, Mates in Mind.
A slab track system that has been used in high-speed railways around the globe is being tested at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to discover whether it is suitable for UK conditions.
Tarmac has launched a bespoke asset management service offering local authorities comprehensive highways condition reports, help to unlock investment and a preventative maintenance model to combat network decline.
Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy has taken a closer look at energy use in industry, through a visit to Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant, the only cement manufacturing site in Scotland.
Tarmac has been presented with Bronze Corporate Partner status by The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). The presentation recently took place at the company’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire.
Martin Riley, Senior Vice President, Tarmac, has been appointed MPA Chairman for the next two years, succeeding Simon Vivian of the Breedon Group.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has presented Norfolk County Council with a gold award for its outstanding support of the Norwich for Jobs project.
Around 3,000 people visited Tarmac’s Panshanger Park recently for the annual Festival of Wildlife to celebrate the rich diversity found in Hertfordshire and Middlesex.
An assistant quarry manager at Tarmac’s Wensley quarry in North Yorkshire has become the first person in the country to achieve the MPQC Level 4 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products Operations.
Tarmac, represented by two female mechanical engineers, recently talked at the Pathways into Engineering Event hosted at Derby University.
Tarmac is supporting International Women in Engineering Day, with a series of activities to celebrate the achievements and successes of of women engineers across its business.
Tarmac, sponsors of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ‘Quarry Garden’, has supported the garden in winning a coveted gold medal at the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
Concrete is in the running to be declared ‘Britain’s Greatest Invention’ as part of a new BBC television show celebrating the best of UK innovation.
Tarmac’s Building Products business has announced the a new product line – Topscape – aimed at combining and enhancing its offer to customers in the commercial landscaping market.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, was headline sponsor at the MPA’s annual conference and AGM for 2017, which took place on 7 June at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, in the heart of Westminster.
Tarmac’s partnership with Groundwork Hertfordshire recently saw another successful project delivered by nine Hertfordshire volunteers.
Tarmac has donated £30,000 to the St Albans Museum and Gallery Trust, to build a windowed walkway, called a glazed link, on the west side of the building.
Tarmac is sponsoring the Norfolk & Norwich Festival's outdoor programme for the third year in a row as part of its ongoing commitment to community engagement in the region.
With the warmer weather approaching in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend, Tarmac is supporting the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) annual ‘Stay Safe’ campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of quarry safety, and the danger of swimming in quarry lakes
The team at Tarmac’s Bestwood Quarry, in Nottinghamshire is celebrating after becoming the first site to be awarded PRIME (Professional Recognition In Mineral Extractives) site status by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), for its commitment to workforce engagement, training, and continuous professional development.
250 tonnes of sand supplied by Tarmac's Hints quarry has been used to suppress a safely detonated bomb in Birmingham.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business, has announced the acquisition of civil engineering and highways maintenance contractor, JB Riney
Tarmac has hosted 22 pupils from The Royal High School in Edinburgh at its Dunbar Cement Plant, to round off the school’s five 50 minute-lesson project called ‘Concrete in the Classroom’.
The industry’s first small scale liquid lime delivery vehicle has been unveiled by Tarmac, and has already started making deliveries of Tarmac’s Kalic and Kalic HS milk of lime to sites across the UK in a route affectionately dubbed the ‘milk round’.
Congratulations to Richard Denman Jnr, who has become the first Tarmac employee to achieve the Minerals Products Qualification Council (MPQC) Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services (Roadbuilding and Construction).
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has added 40brand new trailers to its line-up of moving floor trailers as part of its commitment to continuously improving the safety of its fleet of HGVs.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has bolstered its fleet of plant machinery with the acquisition of a new excavator at its Mountsorrel quarry in Leicestershire.
With the Easter holidays underway and warmer weather approaching, Tarmac is supporting the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) annual ‘Stay Safe’ campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of quarry safety, and the danger of swimming in quarry lakes
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has been awarded an extension on its £3.5m per year highways maintenance contract with Rutland County Council.
Pupils at Robert Miles Infant School in Bingham are celebrating receiving an unusual accolade – the ‘Golden Duster Award’ from Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Plant.
The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) - a partnership between the Mineral Products Association and Eurobitume UK - has published its annual independent survey of local authority highways departments.
Tarmac, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Herts Natural History Society have won a prestigious Hertfordshire High Sherriff Award for their successful work at Panshanger Park, receiving the ‘Highly Commended Award for a Voluntary-Private Sector Partnership’.
‘Never give up on your dreams’ was the headline of an inspirational talk given by Tarmac’s Josie Morrissey, environmental coordinator at Barnstone Cement Plant.
Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement plant has played host to over 16 members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) as part of a workshop to share best practice in developing and maintaining good community relations.
Employees at Tarmac’s Bayston Hill quarry have been working with Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT), to provide civil engineering students with an insight into the opportunities available and skills needed in the industry.
Tarmac joined industry partners to raise awareness of vulnerable road user safety at the London Bike Show, the UK’s largest annual cycling exhibition.
His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, recently paid a visit to the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre.
The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has honoured three Tarmac colleagues for gaining top marks in their Minerals Extractives Technology foundation degrees.
Galliard Homes’ Baltimore Tower is an exclusive 45-storey residential development in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf. With its striking design offering coveted high-rise homes in one of the city’s most fast-paced districts, it has helped to redefine the financial district – having made use of Tarmac’s intelligent screed solutions during its construction.
Around 60 pupils from year five at Buxton Junior School were given a first-hand experience of the quarrying industry when they visited Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire recently.
Tarmac’s Panshanger Park site recently hosted a group of arboriculture and forestry apprentices from Capel Manor College.
Tarmac is creating a new, simplified structure for its Aggregates and Asphalt (A&A) and Readymix (RMX) business units, to enhance customer experience.
Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement Plant donated over £600 towards the cost of a community defibrillator.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has starred in a new programme created by ITN productions to promote road safety in the construction industry.
Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant has opened a rail facility which will ensure that 2,500 truck movements will be removed from the road each year as the company delivers on its pledge to support sustainable delivery of materials, and cut transport CO2.
Tarmac has recruited six new apprentices in Norfolk as part of the leading highways maintenance solutions company’s ongoing commitment to develop skills and create employment opportunities for local people.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has reaffirmed its commitment to skills development by welcoming 37 university leavers to its nationwide graduate scheme.
Tarmac, UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is showcasing their career opportunities at the 2016 Skills Show hosted at the NEC in Birmingham.
Last week marked a successful day at the Mineral Products Association (MPA) annual Health and Safety Awards for Tarmac.
Local school children in Ludham learnt an important lesson in road safety this week, thanks to a visit from Tarmac and Norfolk County Council’s highways team.
Big Data has been a business buzz phrase for some time, but what does it mean and what does it have to do with highways?
Forty youngsters from the Rhoose area have been given vital first aid training thanks to Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant.
A Freightliner class 66 diesel locomotive has been named “Poppy” in memory of 15 workers from Buxton Lime Firms (now Tarmac) who served and died in the Battle of Somme.
Tarmac has awarded a new strategic national rail off-loading contract to specialist company Rail Freight Services for grab off-loading of materials arriving at sites across the country.
Tarmac's Building Products division has announced that it is to boost manufacturing of Durox aerated blocks by re-opening the second of its two existing factories at Linford, Essex.
A partnership between Tarmac and Nottinghamshire County Council has become the first highways maintenance contract in the UK to achieve Ultra Site status with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
Tarmac has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has launched its 2015 Sustainability Report, highlighting the significant progress that the business is making against its sustainability framework commitments and targets.
Tarmac has led a 26-hour continuous pouring operation to help complete work on Sunderland’s new bridge across the River Wear. The company supplied more than 200 loads of concrete to the pour that recently took place.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has boosted its capability to deliver aggregates by rail from its Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire with the arrival of a new fleet of state-of-the-art rail wagons.
Tarmac’s Hindlow quarry near Buxton has received some artistic attention, after becoming the showcase for a 75 metre long piece of land art produced by contemporary artist Eddy Dreadnought.
A major new UK-GBC report supported by Tarmac has set out recommendations to help design, construction and property professionals.
National Road Planing (NRP), Tarmac’s industry-leading road planing contractor has developed an innovative new lighting solution to highlight safety zones around planing machines.
George Cooper, an electrical apprentice based at Tarmac’s West Thurrock site in Essex, has been named Apprentice of the Year by Mid Kent college after completing an NVQ level 2 in engineering operations.
A woolly mammoth tusk discovered at Tarmac’s Clifton quarry in Worcestershire, is about to go on display at a local museum.
The sale of twenty jars of locally produced honey has led to a donation from Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant to help save the local Rhoose Library.
Seven Tarmac employees have recently completed their final exams in the three-year Minerals Management foundation degree at the University of Derby, achieving six distinctions and one merit between them.
Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Buxton recently hosted its largest school visit to date, when over 100 students from Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, came to visit its operations.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has today acquired 11 readymix concrete sites from Breedon Aggregates and Hope Construction Materials.
On 18th September, Tarmac will be demolishing their iconic 200 foot chimney at Westbury, having picked the winner from a drawing competition which was launched in April.
Tarmac’s Contracting division has won a prestigious national Investors in People (IiP) award in recognition of the steps it has taken to embed corporate social responsibility across its operations.
Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Buxton has donated to Buxton Community School’s educational project to provide students with once in a lifetime experience of visiting the Space Centre in Korolov, Russia.
A highways surfacing project on the M9 has set a new benchmark for laying output in Scotland and demonstrated how to boost productivity, cut timescales and minimise disruption to road users. The project on the M9 between Junctions 6 and 7 of the northbound carriageway saw Tarmac and Amey lay 2,460 tonnes of asphalt in just 29 hours – a significant time saving compared to similar scale road schemes usually delivered within a 48-hour working window.
Volunteers from Tarmac’s contracting team based in Bellshill have donated their time at Wester Overton Primary School in Strathaven, to help improve the school’s playground.
Tarmac has been showcasing its range of career opportunities, new product innovations and community engagement activity at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Apprentices at Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton have proudly unveiled a poppy made in memory of 15 men who worked at the Buxton Lime Firms and served at the Battle of the Somme, to mark its centenary.
Tarmac has committed £30,000 to the regeneration of St Giles Churchyard in Newcastle-under-Lyme as part of an £800,000 project in partnership with Newcastle Borough District Council and Heritage Lottery Fund.
Tarmac has worked with the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to unveil a new heritage interpretation board, following an extensive restoration programme for its former quarry at Godmanchester.
Tarmac will be joining companies from around the world at Hillhead this week for the bi-annual exhibition that showcases quarry machinery, equipment and services.
Tarmac has been appointed to Highways England’s new Construction Works Framework (CWF) for the East Midlands (Area 7).
Tarmac is stepping up to provide much needed funding to help the Peak District National Park employ a new member of staff to support its conservation volunteering programme. This donation will see Tarmac commiting £20,000 each year for the next five years and is directly providing the money and volunteer hours needed to care for and protect the very special landscape of the UK’s first National Park.
Dannika Bannon is a prime example of the career development opportunities that exist within the quarrying and construction sectors. With the support and encouragement of Tarmac, her hard work and commitment has been rewarded. Having begun her career in the Logistics team, she is now the Quarry Manager for both Bestwood and Calverton quarries in Nottinghamshire.
Tarmac has teamed up with the Taylor Bennett Foundation to host a visit from a group of six trainees to its headquarters in Solihull. The graduates spent the day with Tarmac’s Communications and Corporate Affairs team learning about the business, gaining insight into work the team does and their individual career paths.
Senior business leaders from companies including Atkins, Interserve, Carillion and housing associations came together at Tarmac’s Portland House headquarters when it hosted a roundtable with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) West Midlands and Oxfordshire.
As part of Tarmac’s employee volunteering scheme, staff from the company’s regional office in Birtley spent a day improving the outside area for local children’s charity Heel & Toe.
Three employees from Tarmac are celebrating after graduating with a BSc honours degree in Minerals Management from the University of Derby.
Two Tarmac trainees have been recognised for their expertise by industry experts at the prestigious Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales Annual Dinner.
Tarmac’s Contracting division has retained the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Gold Award in recognition of its approach to people development and the way the business communicates to employees on how they can support the company’s strategy and ongoing success.
As part of Tarmac’s ongoing commitment to its local communities, the business has confirmed its sponsorship of this year’s ‘Tour of Hertfordshire Series’.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has launched a new large goods vehicle (LGV) Driver Training Academy- taking a fresh approach to recruitment to build on its existing 2,500 driver fleet.
By Mark Joel, Managing Director, Tarmac’s Building Products division. The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 mandate that came into effect from 4 April 2016, represents a key milestone for collaboration in the UK construction industry.
As the RIBA Awards 2016 begin to be announced from 14 April, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has confirmed that it is continuing its sponsorship of the RIBA Project Architect of the Year award in 2016.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has formed a joint venture with Max Bögl, the largest privately-owned infrastructure engineering company in Germany, to deliver a new slab track system specifically for high speed rail applications in the UK.The JV draws upon Tarmac’s expertise and manufacturing capability for the UK rail industry and combines this with Max Bögl’s extensive experience of working on high speed projects.
A team of young apprentices based at Tarmac’s Birtley office Tarmac is hoping for success after entering a prestigious national award scheme.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has highlighted the benefits that greater collaborative working can bring, at an industry event designed to share insights on infrastructure and greater industry productivity.
Guy Tooth, a 23 year old apprentice from Walsall has secured a permanent job with Tarmac, the construction solutions company delivering the highways repair and maintenance contract for Walsall Council
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has long advocated the benefits of closer collaboration with clients and across the supply chain. Now this approach has been officially recognised with the award of the prestigious BS11000 standard for collaborative business relationships - granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI) - to its Contracting division.
The findings from this year’s ALARM Survey provide another timely reminder of the ‘perfect storm’ of funding, traffic and resource challenges facing councils when maintaining local roads in England and Wales.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has hosted a visit from Derek Mackay, Scottish Government Minister for Transport and Islands at its Craiginches Sidings rail freight depot in Aberdeen.
Four young people from Knowsley have started their apprenticeships with Tarmac. The Operations Apprentices who live in Huyton, Kirkby and Prescot are aged 19-21. They will be based at the Knowsley Borough Council’s Stretton Way depot in Huyton and will work as part of the Tarmac team delivering highways surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing as well as footway and carriageway repairs across Knowsley.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has begun its five-year highways maintenance contract with Knowsley Council to deliver surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing, and footway and carriageway repairs.
Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March), Tarmac - the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company - has announced the creation of up to 50 new apprenticeships for 2016, including nine higher apprentices.
A former Tarmac quarry has undergone major restoration to become a popular local nature site. Eardington Nature Reserve, which was previously an active sand and gravel quarry in Shropshire, is celebrating after it has been officially recognised as a Local Wildlife Site after gaining ‘Wildlife Site’ status by Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
Panshanger Park Forest School at Tarmac’s Panshanger Park has celebrated its one-year anniversary with a visit from local MP and leaders from Tarmac and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
Tarmac has bolstered its role within the quarrying sector through the appointment of senior vice-president Martin Riley and quarry manager Kim Shilcock to the Institute of Quarrying Board of Trustees.
A former Tarmac quarry has undergone major restoration to become a popular local nature site.
Tarmac's Senior Vice President, Martin Riley, last night joined the panel at the Institute of Quarrying's technical evening to discuss his views on employee engagement.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has launched a new recruitment campaign set to inspire both those already working in construction and those considering it as a career path.
Dr Martyn Kenny, sustainability director at Tarmac, discusses how collaborative innovation and the continued development of sustainable solutions will help to deliver future-resilient infrastructure in our ever-changing world.
Martin Riley, former Managing Director of Tarmac’s Aggregates & Asphalt business, has been appointed Senior Vice President of Tarmac.
Tarmac is increasing its rail freight capacity to support delivery of the UK’s infrastructure and road ambitions.
UK-GBC is launching a new piece of work that will explore industry approaches, tools and behaviours to ensure that the non-domestic buildings we design, construct and operate perform in a robust and reliable way. The project, which is supported by Tarmac, will focus on energy performance and wider building performance in health, wellbeing and productivity terms.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions provider, is spreading some festive cheer across the UK with its bespoke Christmas livery.
Tarmac’s Tunstead Cement Plant has donated 50 children’s and 15 adults’ high visibility jackets to Buxton Junior School in time for Christmas.
Open Energi has announced a landmark partnership with Tarmac. The agreement will help to harness flexible energy demand from their equipment which Open Energi then aggregate to unlock new capacity on the National Grid.
As the UK embarks on some of its biggest infrastructure projects, including HS2 and a £15 billion road building programme, senior business leaders from the construction industry are in a buoyant mood regarding the UK’s infrastructure outlook.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is recruiting its biggest graduate intake to date, with 37 university leavers set to join its nationwide programme next year.
Showcasing one of the most complete Ice Age baby hyena skeletons ever found, Tarmac has funded an exciting, new exhibition, 'Hyena!'
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions provider, has put the finishing touches to a £1.6million, state-of-the-art velodrome built by Willmott Dixon at the Middlesbrough Sports Village.
We can confirm with great sadness that our colleague, Adam Donaldson, who was working for a contractor, lost his life at Harden Quarry in Northumberland yesterday morning (7 October). Our thoughts are with Adam’s family, friends and colleagues. We are cooperating fully with the authorities and supporting the Health and Safety Executive with their investigations.
Tarmac has been awarded a two-year extension on the annual £12 million highways maintenance contract with Nottinghamshire County Council.
Tarmac arranged a fun day out for 59 children and volunteers from the Vale Parent/Child Homework Club as part of the community partnership at Aberthaw Cement Plant.
Midlothian Council is leading the way by becoming the first authority in Scotland to use an innovative lower temperature asphalt, UltiLow, to build a series of link roads around its state-of-the-art waste treatment facilities for Edinburgh and Midlothian.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum near Chichester has received a welcome donation from Tarmac after the company’s marine business discovered parts from a WWII German dive bomber involved in the Battle of Britain.
Tarmac - the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company - has today unveiled a state-of-the-art asphalt plant inside the M25 at Harper Lane, Hertfordshire.
Local astronomers are now able to observe the skies much more clearly, thanks to support from Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Works.
Pupils at Knighton Primary School Powys enjoyed an interactive lesson in cycle safety as part of a joint initiative between the school and constructions solutions company Tarmac.
Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement Plant was proud to be one of the main sponsors of Dunbar Lifeboat Station’s annual gala day.
Tarmac’s Tunstead quarry has donated 20 tonnes of limestone to Bugsworth Basin, situated in the village of Buxworth in the High Peak of Derbyshire, as part of its commitment to the community.
A 27 year old award-winning apprentice from Norwich is celebrating after landing a permanent job with Tarmac
In an industry first for the sector, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has announced that its Cement and Lime business has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating under BES 6001.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has underlined its commitment to improving vulnerable road user safety by becoming the first company in the UK to trial a new Econic concrete mixer.
Two iconic British construction brands, Tarmac and Blue Circle have today come together to form Tarmac, the UK leader in building materials and sustainable construction solutions, under the new ownership of CRH plc.
A new wildlife watching hut was unveiled last weekend during an open day held at Farndon Willow Holt Nature Reserve.
Mark Mitchell has been appointed as restoration project officer for RSPB Scotland, working alongside Tarmac on the Whitesands Quarry project*, based at Oxwellmains, Dunbar