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Panshanger Park


Panshanger Park in Hertfordshire is a historic park and garden registered Grade II* by English Heritage and part of the estate is also a country park and nature reserve. Much of the parkland was created by Humphry Repton in the late 18th century, with other parts previously landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. You can view the Panshanger Park leaflet here.

Tarmac has owned Panshanger Park since the 1980s and has since the 1990s to the current day carried out phased mineral extraction in the park. The active quarry at Panshanger Park currently supplies between 160,000 - 260,000 tonnes of building materials a year to the local markets made possible due to the underlying geology of the park. Tarmac are proud of the carefully planned, award-winning restoration to agriculture, wetland and nature conservation which is still being delivered as we finally complete sand and gravel extraction over the next three years.

Now that mineral extraction is nearing its end, Tarmac is working with a range of local stakeholders in a process to deliver a new management plan for the country park which ensures a sustainable approach to its management now and for future generations of people and wildlife to come.

The successful restoration of the site can be shown not only by the beautiful landscape you see at the park today but also by the wide and diverse range of fauna and flora that lives here, which is a reflection of the high-quality habitats that have been created and allowed to establish.


To see the location of Panshanger Park please visit the Contact us page.

About Tarmac

Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK's leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business.

With 150 years of experience and heritage to our name, we're a national network of local businesses, combining the knowledge and expertise of two of the construction industry's most iconic brands: Tarmac, pioneers and inventors of the modern road, and Blue Circle, the company that patented Portland Cement.

We employ around 7,000 people across a network of more than 400 sites across the UK

Tarmac is part of CRH, the world's leading building materials business

Health and safety

Our ambition is to realise continuous improvement for all our employees and contractors


This approach to improving safety extends across our supply chain and to every aspect of our business - from the way we manage sites and the way train and equip our employees and contractors - to the safety features we install in our vehicles to protect road users.

We're proud to work with experts in the field of Health and Safety, such as the British Safety Council and The Health and Safety Executive and are also one of the founding partners of a mental health programme for people working in the construction sector called Mates in Mind.

We also have a brand new National Skills and Safety Park - 'The Park' - that is home to operational onboarding, professional operational training, assessments and health and safety learning, demonstrating our commitment to building the right safety culture as well as creating an enhanced experience for employees.