6th December 2019

UKWS to help deliver Europe’s largest brick factory

Brick producer Forterra is building a new factory that will double capacity at its Desford plant in Leicestershire. Forterra, previously Hanson Brick, said that the new facility would make Desford “the largest and most efficient brick factory in Europe”.

Production capacity will increase from its current 85 million bricks per year to 180 million – which is enough to build 24,000 average-sized family homes. Company-wide brick production capacity will be increased by 16%.

We are delighted to be working with Buckingham Group Contracting completing the roofing and cladding to 4 different buildings including the main production building, box feeder, clay prep and crusher. Works start in December 2019.

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