Tarmac Highway Services
Leading national, socially responsible, sustainable highways maintenance and improvements contractor.
Having invented the modern road surface over 150 years ago, Tarmac’s Highway Services (THS) business is ideally suited to provide maintenance and improvement advice and support to highway authorities across the UK.
We work collaboratively with our clients and supply chain partners to deliver continually improving technology-led services designed to enhance safety, minimise disruption and add social value to the communities we serve.
We are a national provider of highway maintenance services responsible for 17,500km of road assets. This excludes London, where we maintain 22% of the local highway network via contracts with 7 London boroughs through wholly owned subsidiary, Riney.
One of our proudest achievements, which is a testament to the culture of the business and the way we delight our clients, is that we have secured all available extensions on all contracts since trading began. This applies to both Tarmac Highway Services and Riney.
THS provides the full range of services required to be delivered on a highway authority maintenance and improvement contract with a preference for self-delivery of elements. We also engage a network of trusted partners to provide professional services (design, asset management) and other highways related services.
Cycling & walking infrastructure schemes
Section 58 Safety Inspections
Civil engineering schemes
Planned and reactive maintenance
Footway and Carriageway surfacing and repairs
Supporting our communities and partners
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Tarmac Highway Services operates across the UK and London. Offering customers integrated asphalt design innovation, contracting services, asset management and value engineering programmes.
Halton, Warrington | Knowsley | Nottinghamshire | Norfolk| North Yorkshire (Boroughbridge for D2D) | Walsall | Rutland | Runcorn (Mersey Gateway Bridge)
Tarmac Highway Services (THS) leverages the combined strength of the core aggregate generation and materials production business and its traditional road construction business to deliver an unrivalled end-to-end highways service. Our proposition is founded on the 3 core principals of delivering excellence in safety, environment and digital transformation.
Tarmac Highway Services complete improvements to the notorious Hempnall crossroads, Norfolk.
Tarmac Highway Services collaborate to offer support to flood crisis.
Tarmac and Nottinghamshire County Council help to set recycling record for the reuse of construction materials.
Material design and innovation
Supported by our materials strength including Ultimate asphalt solutions which:
Work Safe Home Safe is the Tarmac commitment which underpins our no-nonsense approach to ensuring the safety of our workforce and the public we interface with on a daily basis. Tarmac Highway Services proudly reports being Lost Time Injury free for 5 million+ hours and counting. This is an indicator of the effectiveness of our organisational culture, ambition, people, process and procedures but does not mean we are complacent in our focus on ensuring Work Safe Home Safe remains the priority objective.
Our teams have been providing services on all Tarmac highways contracts as key workers maintaining the safety of the nation’s infrastructure, since implementation of the Covid19 secure lockdown in March 2020. we have collaborated with our clients and supply chain partners to employ the safest possible working practices. We are determined that every effort will be made to implement ongoing improvements in line with Build Back Better ambitions.
Watch our expert panel at Highways UK Online 2020 discussing the challenges faced in collaborating effectively across the supply chain during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Tackling the climate emergency
Our preferred approach is to partner with highway authorities where we can add most value through delivering a sustainable service to support councils’ climate emergency mitigation requirements. This means prioritising contracts where our strategic assets (i.e. asphalt / concrete plants and quarries) enable us to offer a differentiated level of service. This means through greater self-delivery and a circular economy approach by removing materials during footpath and carriageway improvement and renewal schemes and reusing them to create new products for use on the authority network. A consequential advantage of our approach is that HGV vehicle movements are significantly reduced which delivers safety and environmental benefits. This is further enhanced through making use of sites which are rail fed or served by marine wharves.
To support our client’s requirements to deliver more for less through a continually improving service, we deploy a number of technology solutions which are designed to:
For works / contract management, our preferred approach is to match the client system – i.e. if the client uses Confirm, we will propose Confirm also. We find our clients prefer this approach to interfacing to a business wide system, delivering data accuracy and ‘single version of the truth’ benefits.
For network collection and inventory data collection have worked with Gaist, Vaisala and KaarbonTech to provide our clients with advanced data collection and modelling technology, manage budgets more efficiently, extend asset life cycles, and build robust business cases for investment. Tarmac became the first private sector company to recognise the benefits to be gained from deploying Vaisala’s Road AI system which uses machine learning techniques to quickly and accurately survey and quantify highway asset information and condition.