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Breedon Aggregates secure key Scottish contracts

Partnership with Argyll & Bute Council to improve roads on Islay, Jura, Mull and Kintyre

BREEDON Aggregates Scotland have signed a pioneering partnership agreement with Argyll & Bute Council, to undertake road improvement programmes on Islay, Jura, Mull and Kintyre. The overall value of the contract is estimated to be in excess of £7 million.

The three-year partnership agreement, which commences this month and has an option for a one-year extension, will cover a programme of road reconstruction, resurfacing, patching and markings, as well as surface dressing and coated roadstone installation.

For the first year the programme of works has been prepared and designed by Argyll & Bute Council, but in subsequent years Breedon Aggregates will be responsible for the design and preparation of the programme.

Alan Mackenzie, chief executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland, said: ‘This is great news for Breedon Aggregates Scotland and for the local authority, as this approach allows them to maximize their budgets at a time when funding is under pressure. We have a good working heritage in this area and the fact that this is a long-term deal and a partnership agreement is testament to our experience and ability to deliver good-quality results.’

Councillor Duncan MacIntyre, spokesperson for transport and infrastructure at Argyll and Bute Council, said: ‘We are committed to improving the area’s roads for local people, businesses and tourists. Breedon Aggregates have proved that they are able to deliver time and again. We are looking forward to working with them.’

Meanwhile, Breedon Aggregates Scotland have also secured a contract valued at around £1 million to supply 13,500 tonnes of asphalt to resurface key parts of Dundee Airport. The asphalt order from Lafarge Contracting, who are undertaking improvements at the airport, will be used to resurface the airport’s runway and apron areas between June and August this year.

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