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Britcon completes new tipping station for Singleton Birch

Britcon has completed the construction of a new tipping station for Singleton Birch at its Melton Ross Quarry near Kirmington in North Lincolnshire.   The £200,000 contract was to deliver a new concrete structure and surrounding civils work for access to sorting materials.

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.

The company identified the need to change its existing processes to a more cost-effective method of quarrying its stone reserves.  Following an extensive review, it concluded that a new centralised tipping station was required to assist with the movement of stone from the working face. 

Britcon had 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. It was subsequently appointed to deliver the new tipping station because of this site experience and existing long-term relationship.

Mark Sacker at Singleton Birch said, “Britcon was familiar with the site from its previous works and so it’s team were able to work closely with us and our mechanical consultants to deliver a new tipping station that works seamlessly with existing processes. 

“The new station now feeds stone, via an existing feeder, into our network of conveyors for a much more efficient sorting process.  Britcon had to be mindful of the exact material components including weight and moisture content in order to deliver a structure able to withstand constant process.  We are very pleased with the delivery.”

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 £2.5 million infrastructure works at the  remote Glensanda Quarry on the Morvern Peninsula and the £1.5 million Buxton Bagging Plant.