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Key facts

Sector: Agriculture
Client: Highways Agency
Contractor: Morgan Sindall
  • 5,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete supplied 
  • High-strength RC35, RC40 and RC45 mix

Brief

Kivells operates a number of leading livestock markets across the West Country, and is continually growing its farming and livestock offering with additional premises and services. One such addition was the recent construction of Holsworthy Livestock Market in Torridge, which - at a build cost of £7million - represents a substantial financial vote of confidence in the surrounding agricultural community.

The 20-acre site is one of the largest projects of its kind in the West Country for many years. It is home to an expansive 130m-long trading centre alongside modern offices, a restaurant and state-of-the-art pens with easy access for lorries and trailers. 

With many important considerations to factor into the construction of this agricultural business hub, construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall plc was selected as the main contractor. The project had been in planning stages for over half a decade when work finally began on site.

Animal welfare was of the utmost concern throughout the specification process, with particular attention being paid to the concrete used for much of the underfoot surfaces. With large vehicles and heavy footfall from both farmers and livestock, plus the acidic nature of livestock excrement to consider, Morgan Sindall required a concrete manufacturer with proven experience in the agricultural sector and a vast product portfolio capable of meeting the requirements of the build.

Solution

We were selected to work alongside Morgan Sindall in providing a multi-product solution for the concrete specification at Holsworthy Livestock Market.

In total, 5,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete was supplied to site, which consisted mainly of high-strength RC35, RC40 and RC45 mix. These were not only cost effective and easy to install, but were capable of withstanding the aggressive nature of the market environment.

With ongoing relationships throughout the West Country’s farming and agricultural community, we continue to hold a presence at Holsworthy Livestock Market by occupying a mobile sales and information unit on site, during the weekly market – offering product details and technical advice to farmers looking to develop or refurbish their own premises. 

Customer testimonials

The project at Holsworthy Market required specified concrete. We worked closely with Aggregate Industries, which understood the complexities of the requirements
Chris Spear
Morgan Sindall

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