Latest aggregates facility in West Drayton to supply key projects and reduce CO2 emissions
HANSON have opened a new aggregates rail depot in West Drayton to meet growing demand for construction materials in west London and ensure high-quality materials are supplied to key infrastructure projects.
The move is part of Hanson’s strategy to improve their network of rail-connected depots, which help reduce the number of vehicle movements and associated CO2 emissions.
The new rail depot is expected to handle around 250,000 tonnes of material a year, rising to approximately 400,000 tonnes within the next three years. The aggregates will be supplied from the company’s Whatley and Tytherington quarries in the South West.
‘We are delighted to announce a further expansion of our UK rail depot network with the opening of our facility at West Drayton Coal Yard,’ said James Whitelaw, managing director of Hanson Aggregates.
‘It is part of our commitment to optimize logistics and minimize road haulage between depots and our customers.’
West Drayton is the second rail depot Hanson have opened this year, with one at Tuebrook, near Liverpool, welcoming its first delivery of materials in early March. The trains into West Drayton will be operated by Freightliner.