Site extension at Toyota
Work is underway on an extension at Bondholder Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK's plant at Burnaston which will allow it to store an extra 3,500 vehicles on site.
The extension of its despatch yard to cover 15 acres, sited next to the plant's solar farm, will store newly made cars ahead of export to European dealerships.
A revolutionary road construction technique called RoadCem, first developed in the Netherlands, is being used on the extension, reducing the need to remove material to landfill via an estimated 3000 lorry journeys. The civil engineering design for the project has been provided by fellow Bondholder Rodgers Leask.
On a recent visit to the site, South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler said: “We are all too aware of the impact of climate change and the need to protect the environment so I was delighted to be invited to see a revolutionary road construction being used to build a new Derby Hub at the Toyota site in Burnaston."