Penderyn quarry community page

Hello future

On 02 October 2023 we rebranded to Heidelberg Materials. As well as aligning with our parent company, our new name better reflects the company we are today.

We’re focused on driving down carbon emissions, increasing the use of recycled materials to grow the circular economy and leading our industry towards net zero with innovative projects such as carbon capture and storage.

Some of the new Heidelberg Materials signage and vehicle livery is already in place and we hope to have completed this within the next two years. Please note that our email and website details have also changed.

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About Penderyn Quarry

Penderyn is a limestone quarry located eight miles north of Aberdare in South Wales. Working to the maximum planned hours, the plant is capable of producing 500k tonnes of limestone per year. Reserves are in excess of 15 million tonnes. The quarry supplies products to the internal concrete and asphalt businesses, and externally, has a high demand for - 4mm material due to the very consistent quality and colour of the crushed material.

Our employees

Two local brothers each have over 40 year’s service at the quarry (photographed above), whilst Raymond from the village will celebrate 50 years in 2017. There are eighteen full time employees on site. 

Interesting Fact: The Quarry was once linked to the rail network, and was used to supply ballast to the sidings at Hirwaun. When the specification for the ballast changed in the 1980’s, the quarry were no longer able to supply and the railway lines were subsequently removed.

 

Penderyn quarry employee and family receive first aid awards

The awards were presented at a ceremony in February 2016 at Dyfed and Glamorgan Battalion headquarters lichard by the Mayor of Bridgend Councilor Richard Young  in the presence of the commandant Colonel Westlake-Tom as well as senior officers of the battalion and their officer commanding C company Major Grey.  

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Community visits

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Apprentice candidates visit Penderyn quarry for Insight Day

Penderyn quarry held an Insight Day for 7 students who have applied for the apprenticeship programme. 

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Morgan Evans retires from Penderyn after 42 years

General foreman, Morgan Evans has retired after 42 years of service at Penderyn Quarry.

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Reopened pool makes a splash

A donation of aggregates and asphalt from Penderyn quarry has helped a local community to reopen a children’s park and paddling pool at Lee Gardens in the village of Penrhiwceiber. A campaign to save the park was started earlier this year after its closure in 2014 due to council cuts.

“We were asked if we could supply materials to complete the surfacing around the pool,” said Syston-based internal sales rep Natalie Waring. “District sales manager Lindsay Haines organised the deliveries and they were delighted.”

Blasting schedule

A blast is scheduled for Monday, 17 June between approximately 12:00 – 14:00*

*Please note our blast times are approximate and, as such, are subject to change due to weather or operational safety requirements.

Careers

We advertise our opportunities on the Heidelberg Materials website, leading online job boards and in print media. 

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Heidelberg Materials donates stone to improve facilities for Royal Crescent Allotments

Allotment staff were able to build a well, a dry stone wall, a bank at the edge of the area next to the pond as well as a dry riverbed with the stone donated by Penderyn quarry.

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Penderyn quarry liaison group

The result of the selection of resident representatives for the Penderyn Quarry Liaison Group (PQLG) is that two nominations were received for three places leaving one vacancy. The two new members are Victoria Bond and Anthony Hope and their contact details can be found on the PQLG – Residents’ Representative document

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Penderyn Quarry Residents Nomination/Selection

At the meeting of Penderyn Quarry Liaison Group on 28th January, the vacancy for a Residents’ representative was discussed and it was agreed to fill the vacancy and future ‘’mid term’’ vacancies by co-option via the Penderyn Quarry Liaison Group panel. Read more



Cynon Valley Memorial Garden

Penderyn quarry donated a 4.5 tonne stone for a new memorial garden in tribute to all those who have died during the two world wars and all other conflicts around the world.

Penderyn War Memorial

The quarry donated a blockstone to Penderyn Community Historical Society for the war memorial in dedication to the servicemen of the local Parish during WWI and WWII.

Site liaison

Luke Owen - quarry manager

Email: luke.owen@heidelbergmaterials.com
Mobile: 07976 575682
Office: 01685 813179

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History

Penderyn Quarry has been operational since circa 1890. The processing plant was built in the early 1950’s and refurbished in the 1970’s. 

Village link upgraded

A popular footpath which links two villages in south Wales has been given an upgrade with a donation of stone from Penderyn quarry.

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Stay Safe... Stay Out of Quarries

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Penderyn quarry community involvement: We are very proud to sponsor the Hirwaun Allotment society, and members of the local community as well as St Cynog’s Church, The Historical Society, The Community Centre and the local primary school.

 

Quarry’s starring role in TV drama

Penderyn quarry is to feature in bilingual TV crime drama Hidden after film crews spent five hours shooting key scenes there. 

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