North West based specialist surfacing company, Miles Macadam, has been selected to undertake work on Britain’s newest nuclear power station Hinkley Point C, in Somerset.
Miles Macadam’s reputation as a market leader in the manufacture and installation of Grouted Macadam systems has resulted in its recent contract award to work on the construction of Hinkley Point C, the first new nuclear power station in a generation.
20,000m2 of Hardipave™, Miles Macadam’s own BBA certified Grouted Macadam, has been
chosen for the surfacing of the North Plaza, an area to be used as a bus
terminal during the construction phase of the power station. Hardipave™ was specified as a fuel resistant surface course with a high
tolerance to deformation, heat and abrasion, making it an ideal choice for the proposed
scheme. The use of Hardipave™ also provided a ‘value engineering’ solution with a cost saving
of over £200k when compared to the originally specified concrete design.
The flagship product has been used extensively throughout the UK on transport infrastructure hubs, including many bus terminals, industrial facilities and other areas of intense traffic loading. Notable examples include the Crossrail bus depot at Paddington Bus Station and Wembley Coach Park (the only multi-storey coach park in Europe).
Led by EDF Energy, Hinkley Point C is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over 20 years. The power plant will provide safe, secure low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes and marks a significant milestone in the revitalisation of the UK’s nuclear power industry, making a major contribution to reaching net-zero emissions.*
The project has already created thousands of jobs, hundreds of apprenticeships and spent over £1 billion with local businesses, bringing lasting benefits to the UK economy.
Ben Shaw, Director of Miles Macadam, comments: “It’s a huge achievement for us to be selected to work on the Hinkley Point C project and to assist with the incredible progress being made on-site.
“It’s great to work on such a prestigious project that will ensure low carbon energy for the future and benefits for the wider economy.
“Thanks to a great team effort and our highly skilled operatives we will deliver 20,000m2 of Hardipave™ which will provide a durable and effective surface course, for years to come.