Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Plasterboard plant

Gypsum was initially discovered here in 1873 by the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Mining and manufacturing started in 1876 by the Sub Wealden Gypsum Company Limited. In 2003 a £7.3million investment at the plant extended capacity by 30%.

The plant as it stands today is one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the fauna and flora being unique in this part of East Sussex. Great effort and expense has been made to ensure the preservation of this environment and blend this vital World Class Manufacturing facility with the surrounding countryside. The zeal with which this has been done is matched only by the end results - the supply of first class Gypsum products for the building industry for the South of England.

You can download our British Gypsum visitors guide here.

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East Sussex
TN32 5LA

Contact Details

  • Tel: 01580 880234
  • Fax: 01580 880046

From Gatwick

Head north to M25.  Turn right onto M25 signposted Dartford Tunnel.
Take A21 turn off to Hastings.
Take A2100 signposted Battle at ‘Johns Cross’.
Approx 1½ miles turn right at sign.

From the M25 (via the Dartford Crossing)

Exit at junction 5 and take A21 south to Hastings.
Caution! M25 splits into 4 lanes. A21 follows outside 2 lanes.
Take 2nd exit at roundabout onto A2100 at John's Cross and follow signs to Battle.
Turn right after railway crossing onto Works access road and follow local signs.  

From the M25 (anti-clockwise)

Exit at Junction 5 and follow directions as above.

From Worthing and Brighton

Take A27 to Lewes and follow signs to Battle.  
Turn left onto A2100 at mini-roundabout in Battle, and follow signs to London.  
Turn left before railway crossing onto Works road and follow local signs.

From M20 (via Maidstone)

Exit at Junction 7 and follow signs to Centre.
Take A229 and follow signs to Town Centre.
Continue on A229 and follow signs to Hawkhurst.
Carry straight on at Hawkhurst and follow signs to Hastings.
Turn right onto A2100 at John's Cross and follow directions as above.

From M20 (via Ashford)

If coming from Channel Tunnel continue on M20 and exit at Junction 9, Ashford.
Follow local signs to A28 and continue to Hawkhurst. 
Follow directions as above.