Located between the cities of Nottingham and Derby, the 540 acres of the Attenborough Nature Reserve represent a hugely positive outcome of a very productive partnership between the company, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Broxtowe Borough Council. Many decades of sand and gravel extraction has created a series of lakes and islands that are home to vast array of birdlife.
Although quarrying and processing has now come to an end, the reserve itself has developed over a 50-year period with CEMEX as the landowner and the Trust as Manager of the reserve which has Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designation.
Over 300,000 people visit the site every year and the impressive Visitor Centre hosts a café, shop and meeting and educational facilities. These impressive numbers have seen it become one of the most important natural history destinations in the country.
As corporate supporter of the Trust, the relationship with this and indeed other Wildlife Trusts around the country illustrates how CEMEX is ensuring that the extraction of vital materials to create and maintain our built environment can leave an enduring and positive legacy.