lef to right Paul Harrion and Andrew Hayward

Construction contract awarded

Following the announcement of its new £18.5m manufacturing facility, Russell Roof Tiles has awarded Midlands based RL Harrison Construction Ltd with the £2m construction contract.

The Burton on Trnet headquartered pioneering concrete roof tile manufacturer announced the project in May this year and ground works are underway at the site.

The state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, based on its existing site in Burton on Trent will double output and help meet the UKs continued need for new homes.  

This project is a multi-national co-ordination of supply partners from Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and the UK.  The expansion will create approx. 25-30 skilled and semi-skilled jobs in engineering and maintenance.

Early site works have already started on preparation for the new factory and line.  The new manufacturing facility is expected to complete by summer 2024 and the current site will continue to manufacture whilst the major project takes place.

Midlands based RL Harrison Construction Ltd is a family run firm of building and restoration contractors, established 40 years ago. Based close to Burton on Trent, they carry out projects throughout the UK and have an extensive portfolio of work in the commercial and industrial sectors.  

Paul Harrison, Director at RL Harrison Construction Ltd commented “We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract and be supporting Russell Roof Tiles in this major pioneering project to support the best of British manufacturing.”

Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent pitched roof tile manufacturer supplying products for top housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects.  The company produces thousands of concrete roof tiles and accessories tiles every week used on roofs across the country.

The Nicolson Way site in Burton was first opened in 1990 and now covers 9-acres. This new investment will deliver more manufacturing lines and a new 1600 sq m building which will house a state-of-the-art curing chamber (only the second of its type in the country) for the concrete tiles.   

This latest investment is part of Russell Roof Tiles’ ongoing capital improvement plan to further enhance quality across the business, by utilising the latest innovations in manufacturing.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “This is an exciting next stage and we’re looking forward to working closely with Paul’s team.  The new facility in Buton on Trent will house groundbreaking new technology to enable us to provide some of the most sustainably manufactured concrete roof tiles available in the UK today.”

Russell Roof Tiles employs 150 over three sites, two in Burton and one in Lochmaben (Scotland) and the company is already the leading independent supplier of concrete derivatives for the UK pitched roofing market.