Building and civil engineering company Britcon has secured at £350,000 contract to build a new laboratory and offices for Singleton Birch at its Melton Ross Quarry near Kirmington in North Lincolnshire.
The contract was awarded on the back of a successful £200,000 project completed by Britcon to deliver a new tipping station for Singleton Birch last year. It has also previously delivered the £400,000 Quarry Fines building on the same site to house a bulk store, screen house, crusher house, microlime plant and ancillary facilities.
Britcon starts work next month to build the new 13,000 sq ft laboratory and plant room which will have state of the art, purpose-built facilities on the ground floor for a product quality testing process. The first floor will be dedicated to provide new office accommodation for the Birch Energy team. It expects to complete the project by the end of August.
Roger Webster, Project Manager at Singleton Birch said: “Britcon is very familiar with the site from its previous works that we have been very pleased with. It was an obvious choice to ask them to deliver the new laboratory and offices and we continue to expand our facility here at Melton Ross.
Singleton Birch Ltd is the UK’s leading independent lime supplier, with a worldwide customer base. Its product range includes quicklime, hydrated lime, natural hydraulic lime, graded chalk, aggregates and other specialist products and services. Its products are used in the production of steel, various chemical processes, waste and water treatment, purification of flue gases, production of lightweight building materials and various other sectors of the construction industry.
Britcon offers dedicated expertise and resource for specialist mining and quarry projects which are recognised as dangerous industries to work in due to continued use of massive earth moving machinery, use of explosives and ever present airborne dust.
It resources projects with health and safety specialists, geologists and civil engineers to engage through the feasibility and design phases and enable smooth and safe delivery, despite robust environmental challenges.
Other project experience includes the £5m infrastructure works at the remote Glensanda Quarry on the Morvern Peninsula and the £1.5m Buxton Bagging Plant.