Company unveils new Faringdon Quarry in Oxfordshire with a recent open day for local customers
EARLIER this month, Grundon Sand & Gravel marked the start of operations at their new Faringdon Quarry, in Oxfordshire, with an open day for local builders, landscapers and other trades people.
The event was designed to showcase the extensive range of aggregates and landscaping materials available, as well as to publicize the quarry’s new access road. The site is located next to the now exhausted Wicklesham Quarry, which began operating in the 1950s, with Grundon occupying the site since the mid-1980s.
Andrew Short, estates director, said: ‘We’re very pleased that by opening the new quarry we have been able to secure jobs and support the local economy through our continued work with local hauliers and contractors. To help celebrate the move, we wanted to open our doors and invite our customers to see the extensive range of materials on offer, including aggregates, specialist decorative products and landscaping soils.’
Faringdon Quarry will continue to supply Grundon’s Coxwell gravel, which is said to be highly sought-after by architects and landscape designers for its unique visual qualities and self-binding properties. This specialist gravel is extremely durable and is used in many of the London parks and within the grounds of several Oxford colleges.
The new quarry operates an ‘open door’ policy, which means that, as well as selling to the trade sector, it welcomes the public who can buy direct from the quarry weighbridge office.
Grundon Sand & Gravel operate a number of quarries across southern England and are one of the region’s leading suppliers of sands and aggregates to the construction sector.