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Restoration and biodiversity awards won by Hanson

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At the Mineral Products Association’s Quarries and Nature 2015 event at the Royal Society in London, Hanson received three awards, including the coveted Cooper Heyman Cup for outstanding achievement in restoration.

The top restoration award was won by the former Middleton Hall sand and gravel quarry on the Staffordshire/Warwickshire border. The trophy was received by landscape architect David Southgate, who has been involved in the project for nearly 20 years.

In the biodiversity category, the landscape scale award was given to a joint entry from Hanson and Aggregate Industries for work done at the neighbouring Batts Combe and Callow Rock quarries in the Mendip Hills. Landscape architect Alexandra Pick received the trophy.

Jointly with four other companies, Hanson also received a special award for the industry’s contribution in helping to shape the Cotswold Water Park over 50 years of extraction, restoration and after use. Principal landscape architect Andy Duncan collected Hanson’s award.

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