Tarmac Infrastructure


Tarmac Infrastructure is a team built on reputation and experience.  Knowledgeable planners, estimators, management and operational delivery professionals add value at each stage of every project, from the engineering and building of sustainable infrastructure to the reinvention of our transport network. 

With over 8,000 employees, Tarmac are the leading construction materials business in the UK

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What we do

Tarmac Infrastructure operates in the Civil Engineering sector as a Principal Contractor bidding for and delivering public and private sector work. Our primary market is Local Authority infrastructure, Defense, particularly airfield reconstruction, Ports and Harbours. We are a leading supplier to Highways England and HS2 contractors.


Unique

We are unique in the UK, offering complete vertical integration throughout works programmes. From material supply, design, early contractor evolvement to the efficient and safe delivery of capitol schemes.

Tarmac Infrastructure provides the capability to deliver multimillion-pound projects across all industry sectors. We aim to be the partner of choice for customers and contractors across the UK with the backing of our global parent company, CRH.

How we work

We work in a sustainable way to deliver efficient projects whilst remaining mindful of environmental and social values. 

We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with. We are proud of what we do together, and we inspire each other to improve. 


Our specialist sectors


Highways

Investment in and management of highway assets are clear priorities for Central and Local Government and the Private Sector. In the UK the highway asset comprises pavement, footways, structures, communications, lighting and ancillary assets.  It is valued at over £800bn. 

Tarmac Infrastructure use our technical and operational experience to work with clients in developing bespoke solutions. These projects require detailed and meticulous planning around logistics, materials supply and construction to ensure the network can remain moving. 

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Ports & Harbours


Massive volumes of freight and passenger movement in and out of the UK require a robust coastal infrastructure capability, and with capacity projected to increase 182% for containers and 101% for roll-on-roll-off traffic by 2030 there is a pressing need to expand and update. 

Tarmac Infrastructure understand that working in this unique environment requires skill, experience and specialist material capability to meet the challenges of scheduled work programmes that are often dependent on the need to keep sites operational and meet tidal window limitations. 

Having worked in partnership with Port Authorities, local and district councils, DEFRA and numerous civil engineering contractors on a wide range of complex and challenging projects, we offer an unrivalled combination of experience, knowledge and expertise. Tarmac is proud to have contributed to the two most significant UK marine engineering projects of the last 50 years – The Thames Barrier and Channel Tunnel. 



Aviation


With air travel essential to commerce and lifestyle, Tarmac Infrastructure offer our customers expert knowledge and unparalleled experience in construction material supply and project delivery. From logistics and quality to working windows and mobile or on-site capability, we offer solutions that deliver durable, secure and effective building. 

In aviation there is no room for error. Collaboratively we ensure that project requirement is completely understood. We recognize the need to think bigger and are all aware of the project objectives. Our delivery is meticulously planned and rehearsed with risks continually reviewed to ensure that the complex impacts of airport operations, safety and security are met. 


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Case studies


A50 trunk road improvements


As part of the Midlands Engine Regeneration, the Government set to improve the A50 around Uttoxeter which included the construction of a grade-separated junction on the A50 at its intersection with the A522.

With over 37,000 vehicles using the A50 on a daily basis the project was aimed at improving safety, easing congestion and journey times. It also aimed to provide economic benefits, allow development for houses and growth for businesses in and around Uttoxeter.

This was a complex undertaking and the £28m project was at risk of stalling due to the threat of costs exceeding Staffordshire County Council’s budget. Key issues surrounding the project included, difficult ground conditions, local sourcing of 180,000 m3 of fill material, producing a time effective solution to deal with extensive statutory undertakers requirements, minimise traffic disruption and conduct all in a safe and compliant manner.


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Highways infrastructure project works on Great Yorkshire Way


Tarmac were tasked to work alongside the team from Doncaster Council to deliver the Great Yorkshire Way Phase 2 (FARRRS2), a new and final high quality highways link between the M18 and Doncaster Sheffield Airport. The aim of the new road is to reduced road congestion and dramatically cut journey times in Doncaster and further afield. The road will also benefit users of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

The team faced their biggest challenge on the 15th January 2018, where after returning from the Christmas break with a project under-budget and two weeks ahead of programme, lead company of the Joint Venture for Doncaster Council under the Midlands Highways Alliance MSF2 Framework, Carillion, went into administration.


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