Firm enjoyed key role in Olympics

Murray Howitt from Stanton Bonna in Stanton by Dale.
Murray Howitt from Stanton Bonna in Stanton by Dale.

A gold medal should surely be awarded to an Ilkeston concrete firm — after it was revealed it played a key role in building projects for the London 2012 Olympics.

Stanton Bonna have now been awarded a licence by the British Olympic Association to promote its role as official suppliers of precast concrete products (Olympic Venues) to the London Games, meaning the company can now communicate the extent of their contribution to the once in a lifetime event.

The company supplied five different London 2012 venues with concrete pipes and manholes, jacking pipes, cable troughs and railway sleepers in contracts worth more than £1 million.

This included almost seven kilometres of precast concrete circular pipes together with concrete manholes and manholes to provide a strong and durable main drainage system under the Olympic Park, Olympic Village and Wetlands Area.

Murray Howitt, Stanton Bonna commercial manager, said: “To be recognised as official suppliers to the London 2012 Games is a tremendous achievement. We are all proud of what we achieved as Stanton Bonna has been recognised for its sustainable credentials, award winning health and safety achievements and its commitment to product quality and innovation. A great team effort.”

Contractors were primarily sourced on the five legacy themes along with integrity and price, and Stanton Bonna ticked all the boxes.

Other products it supplied included 6,000 twin-block sleepers to Skanska Grant Rail JV for the Docklands Light Rail (DLR) Stratford extension.