Metcalfe Plant Hire

Civil Engineering Division

Multi-Disciplinary Construction Operations Specialising in Groundworks

Metcalfe Plant Hire Limited (MPH) Civil Engineering Division is a multi-disciplinary operation that specialise in and undertake groundworks, drainage, civil engineering, road maintenance and general construction work activities, as well as offering full services as a demolition contractor.

MPH has very high standards when it comes to delivering projects as well as a wealth of experience, knowledge and capability in many sectors including highway works,  housing infrastructure, industrial, commercial, renewable energy, utilities and farming industries. The Client/Customer base includes many private and public organisations, and additionally for many County, District and Town Councils across the North of England and Southern Scotland.

MPH is a Cumbria County Council approved Contractor for Highway and Construction works.

MPH pride ourselves on the flexibility with which our civil engineering operations are managed and supervised, and we have the capability to manage all sizes of projects ranging from small groundwork and maintenance works to large construction, road maintenance and civil engineering projects.

For more details on our capabilities and experience contact our Civil Engineering Division team at our Penrith head office.

Projects & Clients

A selection of our completed projects, Client and work scope successfully undertaken are on the following, please click on the project name for individual Project Sheets with more scheme information:


Project Name & LocationClient/Customer
Housing Site Infrastructure and Groundworks Various Clients
Flood Alleviation works at Aldingham, South Lakeland)Cumbria County Council
Brougham Bridge Recovery & Reconstruction (Design & Build)Cumbria County Council
Construction of a new flood
attenuation pond and earthworks
within Springs Field, Keswick, Cumbria
Cumbria County Council
Skirsgill Laboratory Demolition,
Cumbria County Council
Demolition of the Greengarth EPH,
Bridge Lane, Penrith
Cumbria County Council
Surrender Bridge, Richmond, North YorkshireNorth Yorkshire County Council
Milthrop Bridge, SedburghCumbria County Council
Jackdaw Scar, PenrithCumbria County Council
Grayrigg-Hall-Bridge-KendalCumbria County Council
In River Retaining Wall and Carriageway Construction, Bram Cragg at St John’s in the Vale, Cumbria Cumbria County Council
Seascale Sea Wall Repairs, CumbriaCumbria County Council
Landslip and Embankement Repairs at Buttermere to Scarth Gap, CumbriaLake District National Park Authority
Demolition of Existing Garages, Workshop, Stores and Canopy at Appleby-in-Westmorland, CumbriaRoy Ashley (Motors) Ltd
 Widening of Hilton Beck Masonry Arch Bridge, Hilton Nr Appleby, Cumbria Cumbria County Council
Dunbar Camping and Caravanning Site The Camping and Caravanning Club
Footbridge, Visitors Centre, Hamsterley ForestForestry Commission
A595 Moorhouse Junction, WhitehavenEM Highways/Highways Agency
Gisburn Forest Car Park, LancashireForestry Commission
M6 Bessy Gill DrainageEM Highways/Highways Agency
A66 Sandford Gabions & Retaining Wall, Warcop, Cumbria.EM Highways/Highways Agency
Riverbank Stabilisation, Ennerdale BridgeWest Cumbria Rivers Trust
M6 Burns Ghyll Cascade, TebayEM Highways/Highways Agency
Timber Storage Yard, LockerbieA.W. Jenkinson Forest Products
A590 Elliscales Drainage Repairs, Dalton-in-FurnessEM Highways/Highways Agency
Leeds Bradford Airport Taxiway Improvements