Address: Hermitage Quarry, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT
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 2 million tonnes of aggregates per annum, which are processed into more than 100 different construction materials.
We also operate 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 four decades Hermitage Quarry has evolved into a highly productive enterprise. To date, some 75 acres have been 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 concentrations of construction projects.
Blaise Farm Quarry
Address: Blaise Farm Quarry, Ashton Way, West Malling ME19 4PN
Blaise Farm Quarry in West Malling, near to Junction 4 of the M20, commenced quarrying operations back in 2001 with the first phase of operation being developed to accommodate a ‘green’ composting facility. Due to the physical characteristics of the deposit, it generally competes in the lower end of the aggregates value chain, producing a suite of fills and road stones.
Blaise Farm complements the Hermitage resource by providing general fills and capping materials, thus preserving the higher-grade Hermitage reserves. Currently, Blaise Farm Quarry produces its products by ‘in-pit’ processing techniques that have the capability of high volumes of granular fill products, usually on a campaign basis.
Find out about the future of Hermitage Quarry
Hermitage Quarry has been shortlisted by Kent County Council as the most suitable option for a hard rock quarry. As part of the next phase of the Local Plan’s progression, the Council will be launching its process for engaging with the public on the nomination, allowing local stakeholders, residents, and businesses to share their views.
A day in the life
of Hermitage Quarry
There are a large number of processes occuring within our quarries at any one time. These can include blasting and drilling to extract the minerals, crushing and screening the mineral to create products to an exact specification and high quality and logistics to ensure our products reach our clients when we promise they would.
We have always been proud of keeping our promise, that we would return the land back to a state better than it was when we started – we have kept that promise. We operate a land reinstatement programe with the Gallagher Farms team that manage the return of land to an environment for wildlife to thrive and the local community to enjoy. To find out more about our reinstatement programe click here.
See for yourself the results of doing things the Gallagher Way.
For all things happening
at the Gallagher Group.
We are always on the lookout for talented and hard working people to join the Gallagher team.
Find out what the Gallagher Group are doing to reduce our carbon impact and reduce waste.