Lafarge Tarmac and Owen Pugh join forces to deliver bypass scheme

Lafarge Tarmac will supply 180,000 tonnes of construction aggregates to be used in the earthworks for the Morpeth Northern Bypass.

Owen Pugh, which has the project’s earthworks subcontract, has appointed Lafarge Tarmac in a deal worth £2.5 million.

In turn, Lafarge has enlisted Owen Pugh & Co to transport the materials between its quarry in Howick, Northumberland, to the project site.

As part of the new partnership a team of 10 Owen Pugh hauliers have relocated to a remote operating base at Lafarge Tarmac’s quarry and two members of staff have been promoted to supervisor status to manage the scheme over the next 12 months.

Chris Mason, commercial manager at Owen Pugh & Co, said: “We have enjoyed a strong partnership with Lafarge Tarmac over the years and are delighted to be working with the team again to provide haulage services to support the aggregates contract for the Morpeth Northern Bypass development.

“The project, which is in addition to the main earthworks scheme being undertaken by Owen Pugh Contracts, is progressing well as a result of a lengthy pre-planning process and at this stage we’re well positioned to complete work ahead of schedule.”

Pam Campbell, account manager for aggregate and asphalt at Lafarge Tarmac, added: “We are delighted to secure the contract for this vitally important road scheme and we are looking forward to our work in partnership with Owen Pugh and other supply chain partners to provide a source of high quality and locally sourced construction materials for this important project.”

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