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New innovations boost Tarmac rail freight capabilities

February 7, 2019
Tarmac has enhanced its rail freight capabilities with a series of new innovations as part of an ongoing commitment to productivity and supporting delivery of the UK’s infrastructure ambitions.
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Tarmac supports Cumbria Wildlife Trust in improving visitors experience at flagship South Lakes nature reserve

February 5, 2019
Cumbria Wildlife Trust has made improvements to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near Witherslack, after receiving a grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
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Tarmac work with Cheshire Wildlife Trust to create new home for wildlife

January 31, 2019
As part of its ongoing commitment to restoration and biodiversity, Tarmac has begun handing areas of its site at Crown Farm Quarry in Delamere to Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
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Tarmac continues collaboration in Hertfordshire supporting local school car park and playground resurfacing

January 23, 2019
Tarmac has been been working in collaboration with VolkerWessels to resurface Hertfordshire’s Wareside C of E Primary School car park and playground. VolkerHighways carried out the work with Tarmac supplying the materials for the job which saw weather damaged surfaces restored for school which is attended by 46 children.
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‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ awarded £2.7 million National Lottery Funding

January 21, 2019
A Tarmac supported project to revitalise landscapes of wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands has successfully secured a grant of £2.7m from the National Lottery.
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Tarmac to deliver major new walking and cycling routes in Cambridge

December 20, 2018
Tarmac is set to start work on a major project in Cambridge to create new walking and cycling connections for the historic city.
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Delivering an end-to-end approach to asset renewal

November 6, 2018
Highways networks are often local authorities’ biggest asset, yet in recent times councils across the UK have struggled with maintenance, trapped in a familiar cycle of inadequate funding and inefficient reactive repairs.
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Putting the customer first: the shift to an outcome-focused supply chain

October 26, 2018
The UK’s £600 billion infrastructure pipeline presents substantial opportunities for our sector. It also poses a significant challenge. Together with the pressing demand for new housing, there is an unprecedented requirement for the construction industry to deliver major new projects both efficiently and economically.
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An innovative approach to pothole perils

July 24, 2018
Alex Wright, General Manager of Tarmac’s packed highways products division Recent wintry weather has brought the condition of the local network to the fore and with it, the sentiment of people and businesses towards potholes. To truly tackle this perennial issue, a preventative maintenance and asset management approach is best...
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Technology paving the way to the digital era

July 24, 2018
Big data is a term that has been widely used by the business community in the past few years but one which, to date, has yet to fully deliver its potential impact in the highways industry.
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