Investors visit UK super-quarry on Capital Markets Day - and you can too on our virtual tour

28 November 2018

 

Bardon Hill quarry serves as the headquarters of Aggregate Industries and is one of five "super-quarries" we own in the UK. On Capital Markets Day, participants from the financial community get the chance to take an on-site tour led by CEO Jan Jenisch, and the management of LafargeHolcim.

 
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Bardon Hill rocks formed from a volcano approximately 570 million years ago.
 
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Rocks have been extracted from Bardon Hill for more than 400 years.
 
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Bardon Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to veins of quartz containing copper and gold.
 
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The quarry is undergoing an extension with a lifespan of 30 years
 
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Upon opening of the extension in 2019, Bardon Hill will be the largest new hard rock quarry in Europe
 
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Aggregate Industries has agreed to infill and the create a nature reserve when the existing quarry is exhausted
 

Understanding the lifecycle of our quarries

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Rock on: Where does quarried rock go?

Rock on: Where does quarried rock go?

On an annual basis, 31 million tonnes of aggregates are extracted from 37 Aggregate Industries quarries. Daily, that translates to 100 trains of aggregates sent to their main markets. Aggregate Industries’ materials have been used in high-profile building projects all over the UK:

  • Wembley Stadium
  • The Shard 
  • The London 2012 Olympic park
  • The Forth Bridge