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Quarry Manager (New Cliffe Hill)
Cliffe Hill Quarry is the largest Quarrying and Asphalt operation within MQP. It is a working quarry with 2 Asphalt plants on site and a Rail Link.
Whilst there have been quarrying operations since the 19th Century at Old Cliffe Hill Quarry, Markfield, it was in the late 1980's that the construction and commencement of operations at New Cliffe Hill Quarry began. Click Here to read more about the history of Cliffe Hill.
Today Old and New Cliffe are linked by a 714m tunnel, which was completed in 2003. The aim behind the tunnel was to release some 60 million tonnes of previously sterilized high quality granite.
The quarry currently produces up to 4.5 million tonnes of Markfieldite granite aggregate per year and predominantly supplies the construction and road building industry, through the company's Quarrying, Asphalt and Rail Distribution Operations. Approximately 40% of the aggregates sold are delivered by Rail. Cliffe Hill has a production level of 600,000 tonnes per year of asphalt materials.
Cliffe hill has 2 asphalt plants on site the first is continuous mix at 400t/hr and a twin batch heater which can handle small quantities as easily as large offering great flexibility for customer requirements.
Cliffe Hill has won awards for its attention to its environment such as the QPA Environmental Gold Award, the QPA Barry Hall Health and Safety Trophy and the QPA Innovation Award, highly commended and winner for Safe Bitumen Delivery Systems.
View our Sustainability Policy
BSI EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management
BSI EN ISO 9001 Quality Management
The company encourages community liaison and is a member of the MPA Good Neighbour Scheme. It supports many local community projects and promotes good relationships with its neighbours through the Quarry Liaison Committee. The committee meets on a regular basis to discuss and resolve any issues which may arise regarding the quarry. It is made up of representatives from the company, local villages and local councils.
To find out more about the geology of Cliffe Hill Quarry the Quarry Walk booklet can be purchased from the Shop. This booklet describes walks around Cliffe Hill Quarry and gives an overview of how the landscape we see today was formed through time.