British Gypsum, Robertsbridge
Gypsum was initially discovered here in 1873 by the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Mining and manufacturing started in 1876 by the Sub Wealden Gypsum Company Limited. In 2003 a £7.3million investment at the plant extended capacity by 30%.
The plant as it stands today is one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the fauna and flora being unique in this part of East Sussex. Great effort and expense has been made to ensure the preservation of this environment and blend this vital World Class Manufacturing facility with the surrounding countryside. The zeal with which this has been done is matched only by the end results – the supply of first class Gypsum products for the building industry for the South of England.
Hadene had been contracted in 2014 to undertake boiler replacement in the engineering workshop area and with that professional approach, was requested to undertake the heating contact for the site. From that time, new boilers and associate equipment has been replaced within the remits of stringent health and safety protocols, laid down by British Gypsum as a “Safe Contractor” http://safecontractor.com, which Hadene is totally committed in adhering too for the safety of all personnel.
In July 2015, Hadene have undertaken alteration to the welfare area, in converting one single area into three separate environments for the staff, involving a new heating and cooling systems via a split comfort cooling system, also heat reclaim ventilation to all areas.
New tea stations have been installed in all three areas, together with a drying room for the welfare of the workforce.