Miles Macadam was selected to undertake work on Britain’s newest nuclear power station Hinkley Point C, in Somerset.

Our reputation as a market leader in the manufacture and installation of Grouted Macadam systems resulted in a contract award to work on the construction of Hinkley Point C, the first new nuclear power station in a generation.

20,000m2 of Hardipave™, Miles Macadam’s BBA certified Grouted Macadam, was chosen for the surfacing of the North Plaza, an area to be used as a bus terminal during the construction phase of the power station.

Hardipave™ was specified as a  fuel resistant surface course with a high tolerance to deformation, heat and abrasion, making it an ideal choice for the proposed scheme. The use of Hardipave™ also provided a ‘value engineering’ solution with a cost saving of over £200k when compared to the originally specified concrete design.

The flagship product has been used extensively throughout the UK on transport infrastructure hubs, including many bus terminals, industrial facilities and other areas of intense traffic loading. Notable examples include  the Crossrail bus depot at Paddington Bus Station and Wembley Coach Park (the only  multi-storey coach park in Europe).

Led by EDF Energy, Hinkley Point C is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over 20 years. The power plant will provide safe, secure low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes and marks a significant milestone in the revitalisation of the UK’s nuclear power industry, making a major contribution to reaching net-zero emissions.

The project has already created thousands of jobs, hundreds of apprenticeships and spent over £1 billion with local businesses, bringing lasting benefits to the UK economy.