Building materials supplier CEMEX has invested £1 million in a new readymix plant at its Bramshill Quarry in Hampshire.

This new plant replaces the aged Eversley readymix plant, which has faithfully served the local market for many years but now closes as the site nears completion.

The new modern, upgraded plant is a LIEBHERR 2.25 mobile mix plant and vastly increases the output capacity to serve both large contracts and the local market.

The inclusion of a central mixer also enables special products such as traditional sand cement screed and flowing screeds like Supaflo to be produced, increasing the product range available.

As the plant is sited directly in the quarry, it means materials will no longer have to be transported from the Bramshill to Eversley by truck, dramatically decreasing the number of trucks on local roads and offering substantial eco advantages.

With only cement now needed to be brought in, it is believed this will equate to ten fewer lorries each day on the road.

The plant will have a storage capacity of 300 tonnes of cement, and 240 tonnes of aggregates. CEMEX will be now able to increase production from 24m/h (at the existing Eversley plant) to 80m/h, while using a wet batch plant will ensure a better quality and strength of mix.

Peter Hawker, Operations Manager at CEMEX, said: “This is a long-term investment by CEMEX into the Bramshill Quarry that will generate considerable benefits for our customers and the environment, for years to come.

“The plant is very modern and ensures we can meet increasing demand, getting the customer the product they need on time, while also offering a greater range of mixes.”