CEMEX UK has invested in a new readymix concrete batching plant at Moreton Valence in Gloucestershire. Costing £0.7m the new plant replaces the existing plant in Gloucester, just over eight miles away.

The Imer Oru Oneday batching plant is a fully wet batch plant, which is skip-fed as opposed to by conveyor and allows collection using a flat bed vehicle. The design of the plant opens up the market for call and collect customers, as well as delivery to site by a CEMEX Independent Haulier Contractor.

The Gloucester plant has been closed after 60 years and production of 1.4 million cu metres, enough concrete to fill 560 Olympic sized swimming pools. The concrete produced has been used in local construction projects such as Berkeley power station, Sharpness Docks, Gloucester Quay’s Shopping Centre and Hartpury Sports College.

Marcus Rappensberger, director readymix southern, said: “The new plant represents significant investment in the local market, not only with the plant itself but the land and preparation of the site. As well as providing quality assured concrete, we have guaranteed production with a new plant, essential when supplying our customers on construction projects.

“The move to Moreton Valence takes the plant out of the city centre with all the inherent traffic problems which can result in delays and possible annoyance for the local community. The site is in an industrial area which used to be a RAF facility and is outside the residential area of the village. We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers.”