Firstplan secured planning permission for the expansion of the existing StantonPrecast Ltd site to provide a new 9,000 sqm precast concrete segment production facility, along with around 10ha of open storage, a concrete batching plant and ancillary offices and HGV parking.
The new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility enables Stanton Precast Ltd to produce bespoke precast concrete ‘green tunnel’ segments, an essential component for the HS2 railway line. The HS2 route will incorporate around four miles of innovative green tunnels, whereby a tunnel is created using the precast concrete segments which are then covered over with the excavated earth and landscaped to blend in with the surrounding area. Stanton Precast Ltd will provide more than 13,000 tunnel segments to form three separate green tunnels.
The Green Tunnels project represents a significant investment by StantonPrecast Ltd in the expansion of their existing operations (in the region of £13m) and will create up to 90 new jobs.