Brooklands Sand, AV Danzer Modular Building

Danzer has recently installed new office accommodation for Brooklands at its Littlejohns pit in St Austell, Cornwall. Dubbed Cornwall’s White Mountains because the of china clay production, the St Austell quarry is on one of the highest points in Cornwall and is exposed to high winds which made this project quite a challenging installation.

We built four 12x3m modules at our Langley Mill site which together creates a 24x6m office facility to house the weighbridge operatives.

We had to plan the delivery and installation some three weeks in advance because it was necessary to block the site access to lift the new buildings into place. The careful planning and inevitable disruption meant that we could not let the weather influence our lifting plans on the day!

Four articulated wagons, one with an 80 tonne/metre lifting hiab arrived on site just as the winds started to pick up which meant we had to move really quickly to lift the units carefully into place. Luckily our skillful team were able to beat the elements and complete the job safely in the nick of time.

Commenting on the job Danzer’s Bill Holloway said: “The weather forecast was not looking good, but due to the scheduling, we had to go for it. Both our transport and installation teams worked extremely hard on the day in worsening conditions and my thanks goes to them for a job well done.

“We stayed on site for a week after installation to connect electrics, finish the internal fit out, install air conditioning and fit carpets. Within the week the weighbridge team was installed in its new office.”

Brookland Sand & Aggregates Ltd is working with Imerys Minerals at the Littlejohns Quarry, processing sustainable secondary sand and aggregates from “Stent”, a by product of china clay production.

Brooklands is the latest in a series of installations Danzer has completed in the quarrying sector. We recently installed a number of units at sites across the north for Booth Ventures which you can read about here.