Marshalls starts work on £20m block plant

Aaron Morby 2 weeks ago
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Building materials producer Marshalls has started construction of a £20m block plant in St Ives, Cambridgeshire after seeing orders rebound strongly.

Innovative dual block plant set to transform capacity and boost product innovation
Innovative dual block plant set to transform capacity and boost product innovation

The major expansion next to the existing Marshalls site is now underway, with a new innovative dual block plant set to transform capacity and boost product innovation in the hard landscaping industry.

Martyn Coffey, CEO of Marshalls, said: “In January we announced we would be investing over £30m in our business this year, this project forms part of that exciting programme of work.

“By investing heavily in our UK manufacturing capabilities, we are giving people more opportunities to source products from mainland Britain with less reliance on imports.

“This not only supports British jobs and reduces lead times but it also has a significant impact on the carbon footprint of materials and the resulting projects.”

The dual block plant is in addition to the existing plant at St Ives, and is expected to create an additional 200% manufacturing capacity.

The machinery is expected to be installed throughout the first half of next year, with the first block produced by the end of summer 2022.

 

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