Construction of new £200,000 tipping station in North Lincolnshire completed

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 25 Sep 2017

Construction of a new tipping station for Singleton Birch at its quarry at Melton Ross has been completed.

The £200,000 contract to deliver a new concrete structure and surrounding civil engineering work for access to sorting materials was carried out by Scunthorpe-based Britcon.

Singleton Birch, an independent lime supplier, 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, from Singleton Birch, said: “Britcon was familiar with the site from its previous works and so its 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.”

Similar projects carried out by Britcon include the £2.5 million infrastructure works at the remote Glensanda Quarry on the Morvern Peninsula and the £1.5 million Buxton Bagging Plant.

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