Visitors pour in for North-West low carbon concrete showcase

Aggregate Industries’ Manchester Readymix plant hosted more than 50 visitors from the construction, design and engineering industries to demo its low carbon concrete.

Visitors look on a EcoPact Prime AS mix is poured at SRM Concrete, Manchester

The visitors gathered at Aggregate Industries’ SRM Concrete site in Paston Road, Wythenshawe to see the benefits of the EcoPact range.

EcoPact is Aggregate Industries’ carbon saving concrete offering a range of carbon savings compared to traditional concrete. (CEM1) 

Starting at 30 per cent less emissions right through to carbon neutral options, EcoPact offers a low carbon solution while still delivering on performance, strength and durability.

Guests ranged from developers, construction managers and architects to structural engineers, designers and contractors.

A batch of EcoPact Prime AS was mixed on site and poured and worked on live to showcase how the concrete performs and finishes.


Joanne Wilkins, North-West Area General Manager for Aggregate Industries’ Readymix division, said: “The aim of the day was to raise awareness and start conversations with people in the industry about sustainable solutions.

“We can deliver low carbon concrete now and we wanted to show people in person how it performs and that it is no different to traditional concrete in terms of strength and workability.

“The appetite for sustainable development in the north-west is accelerating rapidly and more and more customers and clients are now having to deliver low carbon or even net zero projects. We want low carbon products to be the first choice for projects, not just a nice option, and our aim is to be the UK leader in sustainable building solutions.”

Daniel Roberts, Readymix Commercial Manager for Greater Manchester, said: “It was a very positive day and we were really pleased with the amount of people who joined us for the event and engaged with us.

“We spent some time talking through our approach as a company to net zero and sustainability and how we can support customers in delivering against their carbon targets, as well as our low carbon product range.”

EcoPact Prime AS was named Product Innovation of the Year at the 2023 edie Awards - the world’s largest sustainable business awards scheme.

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