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Hanson secures £5 million contract

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Hanson has secured a £5 million contract for work on London’s high profile Northern line extension (NLE) project.

The concrete is being supplied from batching plants at Wandsworth and Wimbledon, with the work forming part of the extension of the existing Northern line on London’s underground network. This will give new tube access to the Battersea and Vauxhall areas by 2020.

“This contract will keep our teams busy for quite some time,” said technical sales manager Jasen Gauld, who played a key role in winning the new deal.“The contract involves supplying 50,000 m3 of concrete and means there will be upstream benefits for other parts of the business. Work started in November with deliveries of a specialist concrete for deep reinforced foundations and piling at the site where the new Battersea tube station will be built. From a national commercial team perspective, the award of this new NLE contract is great news. It will build a strong portfolio for other work of this type in the area. It involves great teamwork to deliver it. I have been tracking this major project and working closely with our customer, Cementation Skanska, for some time. Trials took place at the Wimbledon plant where our operations and technical people joined forces to demonstrate our capabilities to the main contractor FLO and London Underground. We are using cement from Ketton and Regen from Purfleet, with stone coming from Whatley quarry and marine-dredged sand from Dagenham.”

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