MPH Cumbria Flood Response & Recovery Works

The works undertaking for the Cumbria Flood emergency response and damage recovery works in December 2015 and January 2016, includes: –

    • Road Sweeper Hire – to clear the debris, silt, sand and the like from the highways, footways, car-park etc., and disposal throughout Cumbria.
    • Specialist Haulage – Collection, delivery and off-loading of large pumping equipment and ancillary machinery throughout Cumbria and North Lancashire.
    • A591 near Thirlemere – Supply of excavators and wagons to excavate the land slip, removal of stone and debris from the highway and verge and general clear up, haul the debris, rock and topsoil’s to our Penrith recycling yard and commence reclaim, recycle and reusing the stone in other projects in Cumbria
    • Supply Rock, Aggregates and Stone – used in river bank stabilisation works, and bridge protection works, for example at the A66 Temple Sowerby Bridge over the River Eden
    • Supply and hire of various plant, machinery and equipment in the clear up works – such as: –
      • Excavator hire to clear landslips and rock-fall, clear culverts and ditches, and similar civil engineering works.
      • Emergency response for the Environmental Agency.
      • Wheeled excavators and loadalls to load skips with damaged furniture and damaged household goods into skips and wagons for disposal.
      • On-Call emergency response over Christmas/New Year period to the Environmental Agency and other organisations.

MPH awarded CCC Capital Schemes Framework

After a successful tender submission, Metcalfe Plant Hire Ltd have been selected by Cumbria County Council as a Contractor for inclusion on the forthcoming Capital Schemes Framework, Lot no 2 Highways, for individual schemes and projects up to £750,000 and for individual schemes up to a value of £3,000,000.

This contract commences in January 2016 for a 4 year duration, initially flood recovery work will be procured via this Framework Contract.

More details to follow…….

MPH Sponsored Charity Walk

Geoff Fisher a Site Manager with Metcalfe Plant Hire (MPH) recently completed the Armathwaite Challenge in aid of the British Heart Foundation,. The challenge covering an 18-mile walk with the route from Armathwaite to Talkin Tarn, which was started 18 years ago  by Geoff Fisher. Many of Geoff’s supporters this year were from MPH, they made a special effort this year after losing one of our colleagues following a fatal heart attack this year. Geoff amassed the fantastic sum of £2,574 for his charity the British Heart Foundation.


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MPH working at The Samling Hotel

The Contracting Division of Metcalfe Plant Hire Ltd are currently undertaking the construction of a new entrance, access road and extension to the car park at The Samling Hotel, Windermere, the award winning and Michelin Stared restaurant in the heart of the Lake District.

The glorious location of the hotel in the Lake District, with Lake Windermere in the background, has been an ideal location to promote our earthworks and earth moving capabilities.

Metcalfe Plant Hire are CHAS approved

MPH has continued CHAS accreditation

 Metcalfe Plant Hire Ltd has recently had its Health & Safety and Environmental Policies, Procedures, Process and Performance audited, and are delighted to announce their continued registration as an accredited company within the CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme), please see our new CHAS Certificate in the Accreditations and Memberships section of the website.