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Tarmac agreement to create the UK’s largest construction materials terminal at Tilbury2


“Construction materials have a critical role to play in helping deliver the major infrastructure and construction projects which are supporting the UK’s economic recovery and long-term development.”

Peter Buckley, Senior Vice President, UK and Ireland

Tarmac signed a long-term agreement with Forth Ports to create the UK’s largest construction materials terminal at Tilbury2. The 25-year partnership with the Port of Tilbury, UK’s fastest-growing port, will see Tarmac build the largest construction materials aggregates terminal in Great Britain.

The agreement follows a £250 million investment at Tilbury2, the UK’s newest port. The facility is a purpose-built aggregate processing and manufacturing facility, strategically located to serve London and the South East, with multimodal connectivity.

The terminal will use the very latest technology and be capable of discharging the world’s largest deep-sea vessels. The riverside location combined with a dedicated railhead means efficient delivery of construction materials into Central London without the use of heavy road haulage, supporting our sustainability commitment to reducing emissions and creating a safer environment for other road users.

Peter Buckley, Senior Vice President, UK and Ireland, said: “Our agreement with Forth Ports underlines our continued focus to develop industry leading facilities which will support these schemes, with the Build Back Better agenda and a clear commitment to driving sustainability and enhanced efficiencies.”

Mark Wood, Managing Director, Materials – South, added: “We’re delighted to have established a long-term partnership with Forth Ports. The development of the new construction terminal demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the long-lasting security of high-quality aggregate supplies into London and the South East.”