Building our future with a new materials construction terminal at Tilbury2.

Announced in 2019, we have partnered with London’s fastest growing port, the Port of Tilbury, to create the UK’s largest construction materials aggregates terminal at Tilbury2, on the north bank of the River Thames.

Work has been ongoing throughout 2020 and we are fast approaching completion of the new aggregate processing and manufacturing facilities, including an asphalt and ready mix concrete plant, supported by the terminal’s deep sea capacity for vessels up to 100,000 metric tonnes.  

Perfect as a hub for materials required across London the riverside location will enable the easy import of raw materials and facilitate the use of the River Thames as a delivery route for processed construction materials into Central London. 

Over 400m of conveyors connect the ship loads of materials to the processing hub.


British construction excellence


Martin Riley, senior vice president of Tarmac, said: 

"We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Forth Ports on this project. It demonstrates our firm commitment to the development of industry leading infrastructure to support the delivery of the UK’s long-term built environment ambitions."


Tarmac’s Mark Wood, managing director – Materials South, said: 

"This exclusive development will ensure the long-term security of aggregate supplies into London and the South East, allowing us to support vital construction projects while using alternative transportation methods for the movement of materials, taking vehicles off the congested roads around the capital and using the Thames as a means of importing aggregates and other bulk materials into London."


Charles Hammond, Chief Executive of Forth Ports, owners of the Port of Tilbury, said: 

"Our investment in the development of Tilbury2 is essential for the Port of Tilbury to accommodate the growing demand from our customers. This announcement sees the creation of the country’s biggest construction materials processing hub in partnership with Tarmac, the UK’s largest supplier of construction materials, and is a valued addition to the broad range of partnerships we have right across our Tilbury facility."

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