Hermitage Quarry, near to Junction 5 of the M20 in Maidstone, is one of the last two remaining Kentish Ragstone quarries. It has the capability to produce in excess of 1 million tonnes of aggregates per annum, which are processed into more than 70 different construction materials. Gallagher also operates two concrete plants, supplied by our own indigenous aggregates. Additionally, we have a modern recycling facility at Hermitage Quarry which processes waste into a range of recycled aggregates. Inert waste that cannot be recycled is used to fill the void left by quarrying.
Quarrying began at Hermitage Quarry in 1990 when Pat Gallagher (Chairman) was granted planning permission to quarry for Kentish Ragstone on his Hermitage Estate. Over the last three decades Hermitage Quarry has evolved into a highly productive enterprise. To date, some 75 acres have reinstated to a combination of agriculture, broadleaved woodland and hedgerows.
Being located in the centre of Kent and near to the major road network, Hermitage Quarry is superbly positioned to supply the industry in one of the UK's highest concentration of construction projects. Over 60 people are employed directly at Hermitage Quarry, with over 100 people employed indirectly through the quarry, from hauliers to suppliers.
Head Office address:
Gallagher Group, Leitrim House, Little Preston
Aylesford, Kent ME20 7NS
Gallagher Aggregates Ltd., Hermitage Quarry
Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT