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Bison Precast celebrates 100 years of concrete making
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2019 marks the centenary of Bison Precast. In celebration of this special birthday, Bison Precast held a Family Fun Day at its facility in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, on 14th September. Attended by local Cllr. David Muller and MP Heather Wheeler, the day offered fairground games, crafts, and site tours for the company’s staff and their families […]

New Brick Faced Sandwich Panels launched
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Bison Precast’s Brick Faced Sandwich Panels are made by factory-fitting brick finishes onto precast concrete panels. These are ideally suited to multi-storey structures in residential and commercial use developments. Bricks from Forterra’s range – one of the largest selections of facing bricks in the UK – can be specified and utilised seamlessly with these panels, […]

CHARTERED ENGINEER RECOGNITION FOR CONCRETE EXPERT
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One of our engineering managers has achieved an important career goal by becoming professionally registered as a Chartered Engineer. Dr John Cotton, who has worked at Bison Precast since 2010, was recently awarded Chartered status from the Institution of Civil Engineers following a written examination and rigorous review process. John said: “It’s been very hard […]

OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION FOR HOMEBUILDERS
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Increased production capacity at Bison Precast is helping to meet growing demand for offsite construction. As part of the Woodberry Down regeneration project in North London, Bison Precast supplied 520 concrete columns for three high-rise residential apartment buildings built by Landmark Construction, which includes one, two and three-bedroom apartments from Berkeley Homes. With the private […]

FIRM UNDERSTANDING OF INDUSTRY THANKS TO LONG-SERVING STAFF
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Three long serving members of staff based at Bison Precast’s facility in Hoveringham have spoken of how the company has changed in the decades since they started. Steve Hardcastle, National Sales Manager; Jo Wilkinson, Senior Estimator; and Paul Jowett, Technical Team Leader, have between them worked for over a century for the company. Paul is […]

Road rescue project at Horsley Hill wins award
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A successful project to reinstate and improve a key section of road in South Gloucestershire has won an award for its efficiency, community engagement and value for money. The project on the B4058, between the village of Horsley and the town of Nailsworth at Horsley Hill to repair landslip, reinstate the road and prevent further […]

BISON PRECAST UNITS INSTALLED AT UK’S NEWEST RAILWAY STATION
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700 tonnes of locally manufactured concrete units from building product specialists Forterra form a major part of the UK’s newest railway station, at Ilkeston in Derbyshire. Ilkeston Railway Station, which officially opened in 2017 and is the first railway station to operate in the town for more than half a century, will reduce commuter times […]

Bison acquisition doubles precast production
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One of the most recognised names in precast concrete, Bison, is now part of Forterra, thanks to a £20m acquisition which will see Bison grow as a leading UK precast concrete manufacturer The Swadlincote-based Bison, founded by Royal Engineers in 1919 and responsible for an array of iconic products, from pillboxes in the Second World […]

Bison Precast sales adviser ran 220 miles with friend for charity
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Bison Precast Area Sales Manager Gary Bell ran 220 miles in seven days with his childhood friend to raise money for charity, following the life-saving surgery of his friend’s son. Along with his friend Corporal Andy Price, a Weapons Technician with the RAF, he ran 32 miles a day across the Great Glen Way in […]

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