£1.5m concrete investment in Ashford

Contributed by editor on Feb 20, 2017 - 11:35 AM



Kent-based Gallagher Group has opened a £1.5m investment in a new ready mix concrete plant in Ashford.


The facility will be able to produce a full range of concrete mixes and floor screeds, and is phase 2 of the redevelopment of the former Rimmel factory site at Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate, now renamed Carlton Business Park.

Nick Yandle, Chief Executive of Gallagher Group, said: “This marks an important phase in the evolution of our Aggregates business and shows our commitment to serving the housebuilding and development community of Ashford and the surrounding area.

“We are firm believers that successful companies need to follow the market and their customers. When it comes to creating the new homes, leisure and retail opportunities and commercial development that Kent needs, Ashford is leading the way.


Proven track record

Commenting at the official opening of the new facility, Cllr Gerry Clarkson, Leader of Ashford Borough Council, said: “Gallagher come with a proven track record in delivering quality building, civil engineering, quarrying and property projects and it has been a pleasure to work with them on creating Carlton Business Park.

“Their investment in Ashford has transformed a former derelict factory into an important commercial site, which has created new jobs in the borough and is another example of the private sector believing and investing in Ashford.”


100m3 of concrete an hour

The plant can produce 100m3 of concrete an hour.

The next phase of Carlton Business Park will see the development of 50,000ft2 of industrial warehouse units, which have already attracted strong interest from potential occupiers.

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