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Published on : Oct 08, 2014

The Black Cat Quarry close to Roxton in Bedfordshire is expected to supply 100,000 tons of gravel and sand with each passing year for concrete needed to construct and build structures in Northern Home Counties. This is a GBP 1.5 million investment made by Hope, which is inclusive of high-end sand and gravel processing plant. The new plant, which is on the A1 Black Cat roundabout, will employ 10 people namely including processing plant operators, manager, digger and dumper drivers, and contract delivery drivers.

The opening of Black Cat Quarry will be an added advantage for Hope as it will ensure a steady supply of aggregates to the company’s ready mix concrete plants at Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, and Bedfordshire. Along with the plant at Willington, the new move will help in supplying sand and gravel to the regional market too. 

With the new facility, Black Cat site will be restored in phases to improve the local biodiversity balance to remain in tandem with Luton and Bedfordshire Biodiversity Action Plan and the West Anglian Plain Natural Area. The company has also made promising plants to work on the flood relief plan around the Great Ouse River.

Hope\'s Regional Director for the South, Clive Rillstone stated, being just about 18 months old Hope Construction Materials is extremely happy about reaching a significant landmark in its operations.
 
He further stated, Black Cat is the first quarry to be developed in a bid to sustain the aggregate supply in the important Home Counties market in the coming years. This move is expected to keep the company competitive amongst the supply of local concrete, which indicates a crucial step for the business.