Train enthusiasts from across the country enjoyed a one-off treat at the weekend, when local quarry operator Tarmac gave special permission for UK Rail Tours to run a Charter Train, The Cottam Farewell, into its railhead at Barrow-upon-Soar.
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A Tarmac shift manager rescued a stranded motorist after the car she was driving in got stuck in flood water near to Mountsorrel quarry in Leicestershire.
Tarmac is celebrating after winning a prestigious rail industry award for the successful UK-first introduction of giant off-loading machinery which is driving productivity and efficiency.
Tarmac has hosted a panel discussion with senior management drawn from Tarmac, Balfour Beatty and Atkins.
More than a dozen representatives from the UK’s National Parks have visited Tarmac’s Swinden Quarry in North Yorkshire so they can learn more about the importance of quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales.
Today (Tuesday 17 September) marks the start of the UK National Parks Conference, a biennial event that brings together the key decision-makers from across the UK’s 15 National Parks.
Tarmac has been shortlisted for five prestigious awards recognising excellence and commitment to innovation and best practice in the highways sector.
Tarmac is today (6 September) supporting Road Heroes Day, a national campaign to celebrate the unsung heroes of the UK’s roads and highlight the pioneering work and innovation taking place across the wider highways industry.
Tarmac is taking part in an innovative trial led by John Sisk & Son to become the first in Europe to introduce lifting robotics to a construction site.
A team from Tarmac has clinched a top environmental award at the annual Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2019 National Ultra Site awards.
Silverstone’s new surface staged yet another weekend of high-octane action as a stunningly successful GoPro British Grand Prix MotoGP™ event saw incredible racing, huge crowds and lap records smashed in every class. Tarmac used precision technology and expertise to develop a completely new track surface in June this year ahead of the sell-out Formula One race in July, where Lewis Hamilton set a new track record. The Bank Holiday weekend marked another high point with 114,607 fans visiting the historic Northamptonshire track for the premier motorcycle racing event.
When thousands of motorbike fans descend on Silverstone for the MotoGP Bank Holiday weekend (23 to 25 August), they will be watching riders race on a new track laid using materials quarried from a Shropshire quarry.
Tarmac’s Killerby Quarry near Northallerton in north Yorkshire is to be open to the public on August 21 for an archaeological open day.
Gateshead’s Swedish designed Buzzing Garden is due to open its doors to the public on Sunday August 18.
Walsall Council, its highways partner Tarmac and software developer KaarbonTech are celebrating after scooping a prestigious national award for an innovative tool that improves drainage maintenance and reduces flood risk.
A new road surface using recycled tyres is being trialled on the M1 motorway by Highways England.
Despite wet weather, the Festival of Wildlife attracted almost 2,000 people to Tarmac owned Panshanger Park, near Hertford, to discover and celebrate wildlife.
The winning entries have been announced for the fourth annual Tarmac sponsored Passivhaus Trust design competition, which sought entries from students on new building projects and the retrofitting of existing buildings.
Tarmac has supported the ‘National Parks Big Picnic’, a special celebration marking the 70 years since the ground-breaking 1949 Act of Parliament that established UK National Parks.
Employees from across Tarmac are taking part in a UK-wide employee development programme (EDP) as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to helping its people build careers.
Tarmac’s new asphalt surface at Silverstone was the stage for high drama as Lewis Hamilton clinched a record sixth British Grand Prix victory last weekend.
A pair of rare Oystercatchers have spent more than a month nesting at a Herefordshire sand and gravel quarry.
More than 60 senior highways managers from some of London’s boroughs have attended a supply chain forum hosted by Tarmac, Riney and Total, designed to encourage collaborative working in the capital.
A new access ramp and sash windows has been installed at the historic Vine Pavillion thanks to a £25,000 grant from the Fund, completing more than five years of restoration work.
Tarmac has launched a new drive to enhance customer experience through innovative technology and streamlined business processes that capitalise on the expertise of its people.
Tarmac is supporting the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) ‘Stay Safe’ summer campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of quarry safety, and the danger of swimming in quarry lakes.
Tarmac has been celebrating the completion of the Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas programme 2019 with pupils from schools across the country.
Tarmac has donated £18,000 worth of construction materials towards a new £1.4m residential centre for Girlguiding in North Yorkshire.
Tarmac has donated building materials and provided volunteers to help with the development of Gateshead’s new Swedish inspired garden at Saltwell Park.
Tarmac’s legal and compliance team has won the best ‘In-House FTSE Industry and Commerce Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Lawyer Awards 2019.
Tarmac has clinched a prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for its health and safety practices.
Tarmac has helped with the installation of a replica milepost close to Uttoxeter in Staffordshire which helps mark out the route of the former 13-mile long Uttoxeter Canal.
Tarmac has started construction work on a major project to resurface the world-famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. The company is laying a bespoke high-tech surface, designed and developed by the circuit design firm of Dromo specifically engineered for the Silverstone at the Northamptonshire track in time for the venue’s international showpiece events, including July’s Formula One British Grand Prix and the GoPro British MotoGP™ Grand Prix in August.
Tarmac is working in partnership with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust to create an exciting new educational facility at Crown Farm Quarry in Cheshire.
A new rubberised asphalt which uses recycled waste tyres has been launched by Tarmac. The leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business is the first in the UK to develop a new asphalt technology capable of recycling end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into roads.
More than 70 senior highways managers from local authorities across Wales and the South West have attended a supply chain forum hosted by Tarmac and supply chain partner, Total, designed to encourage collaborative working.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has welcomed new safety guidance for colleagues in the mineral products sector who use machinery.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions business, has recently celebrated the completion of a groundbreaking Personal Enrichment programme which has been co-designed with SkillForce to help sixth form students prepare for the world of work.
Tarmac is delighted to announce the arrival of five longhorn calves at Panshanger Park, the first of 16 expected to be born over the coming weeks.
A community project in Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire, has received over £30,000 from Tarmac’s Landfill Communities Fund to renovate a derelict playground.
Tarmac has revolutionised the production and delivery of its ready-mixed concrete with innovative software that improves product quality and data accuracy to boost site productivity and resource efficiency.
Tarmac has been appointed by Silverstone to resurface its entire world-famous Grand Prix circuit. The company has been tasked with laying a brand-new surface at the Northamptonshire track in time for the venue’s international showpiece events, including July’s Formula One British Grand Prix and the GoPro British MotoGP™ Grand Prix in August.
A Tarmac sponsored challenge to find the next rising stars of the architecture and design world is underway. Now in its fourth year, the Passivhaus Student competition, which encourages sustainability and innovation in building design, is open to architecture and planning students, engineers, energy modellers as well as anyone with a design project from participating UK universities. Entrants are invited to submit plans that could transform a real-world structure into a certifiable Passivhaus building.
Easter Sunday’s episode of BBC One’s Countryfile came from Panshanger Park, showcasing the abundance of wildlife and the fantastic habitats that have resulted from the restoration work and successful land management at the park.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions company, has transformed its logistics capabilities and the efficiency of its delivery processes with the successful rollout of an innovative digital delivery tracking system.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has become one of the first major UK construction companies to provide expectant mothers with specialist high visibility maternity protective clothing when required.
Tarmac has teamed up with a training provider and employment broker to give young people from Glasgow with the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the construction sector.
As the Easter Bank Holiday weekend approaches, 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
Riney has started a contract with Harrow Council to deliver highway services in the north London borough for up to 10 years. The £110 million contract started on April 1.
Tarmac Cement’s Blue Circle brand is offering the chance to bag luxury family UK breaks thanks to an on-pack promotion launched as part of the new ‘One of the Family’ campaign.
There are more than 80 places on Tarmac’s apprenticeship scheme up for grabs before the deadlines close this month.
Tarmac has hosted its second annual Future Leaders conference bringing together higher apprentices and graduates from across the organisation, as the company continues to support and inspire the next generation of leaders in construction.
An annual independent study of local authority highways departments across England and Wales has been released by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) – a partnership between the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and Eurobitume UK.
Tarmac’s cement business has launched a packed brand positioning campaign called ‘One of the Family’.
Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry has discovered that national treasure Sir David Attenborough is a fan of the Charnwood region’s unique pink granite.
Tarmac is helping develop new industrialised offsite solutions to boost housing delivery as part of a government-backed collaboration. The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project has secured £6.5m from the Industrial Strategy and Challenge Fund towards fulfilling its goal of constructing new homes 30 per cent more quickly with a 50 per cent reduction in defects.
Tarmac’s Infrastructure business has begun work on a £6 million link road in Castleford, West Yorkshire, that will help to improve commuting times, improve the environment and create new housing, business and employment opportunities.
Tarmac has donated £25,000 towards the upkeep of one of two emergency Land Rover vehicles used by North East Wales Search & Rescue (NEWSAR).
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, today (Friday 8 March) welcomes International Women’s Day.
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is marking National Apprenticeship Week with the launch of a national recruitment programme for up to eighty new apprentices and higher apprentices.
The Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Jill Green, has opened a new asphalt one stop shop to provide those working in road construction and repair projects with specialist building materials.
A Victorian clock once used for timekeeping by workers at the now closed Cilyrychen lime quarry has been handed back to the Carmarthenshire village of Llandybie (near Ammanford) by Tarmac.
Tarmac has enhanced its rail freight capabilities with a series of new innovations as part of an ongoing commitment to productivity and supporting delivery of the UK’s infrastructure ambitions.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust has made improvements to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near Witherslack, after receiving a grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
As part of its ongoing commitment to restoration and biodiversity, Tarmac has begun handing areas of its site at Crown Farm Quarry in Delamere to Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Tarmac has been been working in collaboration with VolkerWessels to resurface Hertfordshire’s Wareside C of E Primary School car park and playground.
A Tarmac supported project to revitalise landscapes of wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands has successfully secured a grant of £2.7m from the National Lottery.