Britcon has finished construction work at a new tipping station for Singleton Birch. The £200,000 contract was first awarded to the company to create a new concrete structure as well as the surrounding civils work that provided access to sorting materials. The concrete structure has been built at Singleton Birch’s Melton Ross Quarry which is neat to Kirmington in North Lincolnshire.
Singleton Birch Ltd is the UK’s leading independent lime supplier and has a customer base that is spread across the world. The company produces quicklime, hydrated lime, natural hydraulic lime, graded chalk, aggregates and other specialist products and services. The company found an opportunity to change their processed in order to operate in a more cost effective manner. The business found that they could quarry their stone reserves more effectively and following a review decided to create a new centralised tipping station.
The new tipping station that has been delivered by Britcon will help the leading independent lime supplier to move their stone away from the working face. Britcon has, in the past delivered the £400,000 Quarry Fines building which can be found on the same site in Kirmington. The Quarry Fines building houses a bulk store, screen house, crusher house, microlime plant and ancillary facilities. The company was appointed to deliver the new tipping station because of Britcon’s site experience and exiting long-term relationship with Singleton Birch Ltd.
The new station now feeds the stone into an existing feeder and on to the company’s network of conveyors in order to initiate a significantly more efficient sorting process that will no doubt save Singleton Birch both time and money. Britcon has specialist expertise in mining and quarry construction projects and ha in the past worked on the £2.5 million infrastructure works at Glensanda Quarry which can be found on the Morvern Peninsula.