A new era at Mountsorrel Quarry

November 14, 2019

As one of the deepest and largest holes in Europe, Mountsorrel Quarry is a spectacular sight to behold, with a rich history and a bright future.

Mountsorrel Quarry is stepping into a new era with the recent appointment of quarry director Alastair Meyers. Fresh from working for Tarmac Building Projects in Derbyshire and the Yorkshire Steel industry, one of Alastair’s key ambitions is to make sure the company shares some of the marvels of Mountsorrel Quarry with the local community.

Over the course of the next year, we will be publishing a series of articles written to provide more details about different aspects of the company and its activities.

As Alastair proudly says, “From our brand new multi-million-pound primary crusher (currently under construction) to the density of wildlife on the site, from the wide range of employment opportunities we can offer to our highly technical environmental management schemes, there is always something new and exciting going on at Mountsorrel Quarry.

“We are looking forward to sharing these stories with readers and hope they enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy providing them”.

Did you know:

  • Mountsorrel quarry covers approximately 450 hectares
  • 250 staff work at the quarry – roughly one for every year that quarrying has happened on the site
  • The overall depth of the quarry is about 230 metres – of which about 135 metres are below sea level
  • 100,000 indigenous trees have been planted around the site as part of the restoration programme