Forterra Desford Plant – UK

FORTERRA PLC, one of the UK’s largest brick manufacturers in the UK, confirmed in 2019 its intention to take a very significant step forward with the UK construction sector in mind, investing £95M in a new super plant at its Desford site in Leicestershire.

In order to keep current production levels during construction, the existing plant will be kept operational while the new one is built alongside.

The current plant output is 85M bricks per year, and the new plant will be capable of producing 180M bricks per year.

The new plant will be the largest and most efficient in Europe, producing 180 million bricks per year and significantly reducing the carbon impact of each brick manufactured on the site compared with the current factory. The bricks produced will be sufficient to build around 24,000 average family homes in the UK annually.

We feel honored and proud to be chosen by Forterra for such an important turnkey project, confirming once again our leading position in the marketplace, being able to offer a fully integrated in-house solution from clay preparation, shaping, drying, firing, haulage and automation up to the packaging line, all from a single source.