Cliffe Hill Quarry and Asphalt Plant
|Cliffe Hill Quarry|
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|Telephone||01530 230 530|
|Fax||01530 230 852|
Available 24hrs Mon-Sat by prior arrangement.
|New Cliffe Hill Quarry Manager||Richard Nevin|
|Old Cliffe Hill Quarry Manager||Paul Campion|
|Asphalt Production Supervisor|
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.
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