Building our World. Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business.
With 150 years of experience and heritage to our name, we’re a national network of local businesses, combining the knowledge and expertise of two of the construction industry’s most iconic brands: Tarmac, pioneers and inventors of the modern road, and Blue Circle, the company that patented Portland Cement.
We employ around 7,000 people across a network of more than 350 sites across the UK.
Tarmac is part of CRH, the world's leading building materials business.
Tarmac. Building our World.
Tarmac is evolving.Our focus is Simplify, Connect and Optimise.
Across our business we are reinventing, reshaping, and automating. Offering more sustainable, lean, and effective solutions to accelerate the switch to integrated and next-generation construction. End to end, we have a transparent strategy to progress toward digitally enhanced, Net Zero. construction.
Across the supply chain and in partnership with industry, academic, and environmental organizations we are collaborating to future-proof productivity, minimize viable product requirements, and balance the pace of change.
Tarmac. Construction for everyone
As well as providing market-leading packed products and PAVE infrastructure solutions, we contribute to some of the UK’s biggest construction projects. We have innovated for over 150 years and offer a rich heritage of contributions to landmark construction.
These include HS2, Preston Bypass/M1 (UK’s first motorway) Birmingham Library, St Paul’s Cathedral restoration, Silverstone, One Blackfriar, Wembley Stadium, Heathrow Terminal 5, Glasgow Airport, Blackpool Sea Defences, The Shard, London 2012 and The Mersey Gateway.
We employ around 7,000 people across the UK and are committed to developing a diverse thinking, multi-skilled, digitally savvy workforce.
We support personal development and well-being. We have invested in learning, development, and retraining opportunities at all career levels and opened our industry-leading Safety Park, dedicated to skills development and construction safety, in 2019. Almost 2,500 people benefited from specialized and personal learning in just 3 years.
We are challenging every aspect of our business to advance our decarbonization. We recognize Net Zero is a collaborative commitment and are open to exploring any opportunities to trial, develop, and deliver the progress demanded by this global opportunity.
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Managing our land
Working in partnership with local authorities, landowners and others, we source and extract aggregates to support the development of infrastructure and construction projects across the UK.
In our efforts to minimise environmental impacts through careful planning and responsible working we are committed to gaining and maintaining the support of local communities through ongoing consultation and engagement.
Our commitment is the right use of the asset at the right time. We collaborate with development partners to create vibrant new communities, comprising family homes, community, and commercial spaces, as well as manage numerous quarries and parkland, such as the 400-hectare Panshangar Park in Hertfordshire, which like much of our restored parkland, is an award-winning haven for both people and wildlife.
We ensure the land we work on is operated efficiently and at the end of its construction phase is not only restored but regenerated. Creating a positive, lasting legacy.
We are committed to building a zero harm culture that prioritises people's health, safety and well-being, and targets continuous improvement.
Health & Safety
We work hard to operate a safe and healthy business. Our ambition is to realise continuous improvement for all our employees and contractors.
This approach to safety extends across our supply chain and to every aspect of our business - from the way we manage sites and the way we train and equip our employees and contractors - to the safety features we innovate across our fleet to protect road users.
We’re proud to work with experts in the field of Health and Safety, such as the British Safety Council and The Health and Safety Executive and are also one of the founding partners of a mental health programme for people working in the construction sector called Mates in Mind.
We also operate our National Skills and Safety Park. Dedicated to operational onboarding, professional operational training, assessments and health and safety learning. This industry-leading facility demonstrates our ongoing commitment to a culture of safety excellence.