L-R: Housing Minister Kris Hopkins with MP Eric Ollerenshaw, Hanson building products MD Stephen Harrison, Hanson CEO Patrick O’Shea and brick works manager Graham Longhorn.
Hanson’s Claughton bricks are back for 2014
Published: 31 January, 2014
Housing Minister Kris Hopkins recently visited Hanson’s re-opened Claughton Manor brick works, to see bricks being produced there for the first time in four years.
The plant was closed in December 2009, but a dramatic upturn in new housing construction has created a renewed demand for bricks, leading to the Claughton plant being re-opened. A range of traditional red and buff extruded bricks in dragface and rustic textures is being produced, to meet the key aesthetic and technical requirements of planners in northern England.
Paul Lacey, head of marketing and sustainability at Hanson UK, said: “The growth in housebuilding means orders are very strong, which has led to this unprecedented move, creating 34 new jobs. It is fantastic news for the local economy and increases our capacity and product offering to housebuilders.”