Crane Hire Bristol


Providing international Crane Solutions Since 1949


Sparrow Crane Hire Bristol (Head Office)

Ashmead Road,
BS31 1SX

Tel: 01179 376690

Crane Hire in Bristol

Sparrow Crane Hire is the leading supplier of Cranes in the Bristol area not just because we’ve been around the longest but because of our professionalism and ability to tackle most lifting problems 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can supply crane hire solutions all other the UK and in Europe.

With our large fleet of cranes, you can be rest assured that we have the correct crane specification to suit your needs. We can provide Mini Crane Hire, Mobile Crane Hire, Pedestrian Operated Tower Crane, Self erecting tower crane, city tower cranesMini Tower Crane Hire, Mini Tracked Crane, Mini Crawler Crane hire and Spider Crane, Contract Lifting, Installation Services, Cranes Sales, self-operated, with or without a driver and much more. Contact us for crane hire cost.

The Sparrow personnel are highly trained and professional, we are committed to excellence and therefore we have invested in a CPCS Test Centre and CSkills Awards Centre.

We can also help if you need other services such as Crane Sales, Crane Consultancy, Crane Weighing, Crane Valuations and Site Visits. Just give our Bristol team a call to discuss your needs on 01179 376690.

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View our Case Study: 3 Sparrow Crane Hire Tower Cranes working on old Imperial Tobacco factory Bristol.

View our Case Study: Of our 50 T Tadano at Amazon in Avonmouth near Easter Compton.

View our Case Study: Sparrow Crane Hire lifts Boeing 727 aircraft body into position at PYTCH Event Organisers Head Office, Bonville Rd, Brislington, Bristol. The 200te Liebherr LTM1200 5.1 and a 80te Grove GMK4080-1 mobile cranes were used on the day.

View our Case Study: Sparrow Crane Hire involved in a major renovation project at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol using the Self Erecting Crane, Spierings SK599-AT5 Here>>

View our Case Study:  Crane lifts at the locks on the River Avon near the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

View our Case Study: Wind Turbine Crane Lift at Avonmouth Dock Bristol

View our Case Study: Sparrow Crane Hire lifts Air Conditioning unit at Bristol Life Sciences Building

View our Case Study: Sparrow Crane Hire assists at the 15-storey property on Lewins Mead, Bristol

View here as our:-  Spider Crane Lifts Spa Pool

View our Case Study: The unfolding of the Liebherr 81.1k Self Erecting Tower Crane in Yate, Nr. Bristol

View our Case Study: Sparrow Crane Hire assisted SLG with glass replacement for Bristol Shopping Centre

View our Case Study: Lifting out one of our Pedestrian Operated Tower Cranes

View our Case Study : AC & Ventilation Crane Lift in Bristol

See our news item :- Steel frame installation in Bristol

See our news item :- Sparrow Crane Hire was pleased to assist with a glass lift at Hope Quay in Bristol

See our news item :- A late evening crane lift at Bristol Port - Part of the largest entrance lock into any UK port

See our news item :- Glass Lifting At The Holiday Inn, Bristol

See our news item:- Grove GMK5250L Working overnight at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol

See our news item:- Our Plymouth based FASSI 710 Hiab Crane carrying one of our UNIC URW-706 Mini Spider Cranes



Tower Crane has arrived !! Big thank you to all the team at Sparrow Crane Hire Ltd, great planning and coordination by their team, meant a smooth and efficient operation! Highly recommend them 👍

Chris Jones
Site Manager at Harrington Homes (SW) Ltd

Great to see the progress at our New Cross project. Two builds and one very busy site... all going up smoothly thanks to the team on site and our trusted sub-contractors. Sparrow Crane Hire Ltd 🏗, Hopkins Concrete Ltd, Orme Architecture (Orme Limited)

HM Construction Ltd

Getting the boat wet for the first time. A very professional lift by Sparrow Crane Hire to float the boat and check the

Greenhook Fishing

This is a huge shout-out to Sparrow Crane Hire without these, our work would be a logistical nightmare. Sparrow Crane Hire 🚧🏗️

If you purchase a hot tub from us, we will organise any lifts & construction experts. You're in safe hands.

HTP Group-Hot Tubs & Pools

Another successful install boiler plant shipping container and fuel tank and all pipework.

A thank you to Sparrow Crane Hire.

Welding Services Limited

Great bunch of lads over at Sparrow Crane Hire

Keeping it local, this is the second hire we’ve had recently and the service has been second to none. See you again.

Sean Howe - Transport manager at Wheeler & Son Ltd

Here at HTP, We use Sparrow Crane Hire for most of our jobs, they are just 👌

If you purchase a Tub from us, likely hood is these guys will be on site lifting it over the property if there is no access.

HTP Group-Hot Tubs & Pools

Another week transporting and lifting small pods and big homes. Many thanks to Sparrow Crane Hire for their professional

Berkeley Transport

A big well done to our team who last night successfully completed the removal of a redundant timber footbridge in the center of Wadebridge. The project involved manual separation, a contract lift (Sparrow Crane Hire), and road closures to ensure works were carried out as safely as possible whilst being undertaken at night to minimize disruption to the local community. 
DSW Demolition South West Ltd

Many thanks to the chaps at Sparrow Crane Hire for their extraordinary skill and calm under pressure, your expertise ensured the move went without a hitch.

PRICE of Bath

I work in procurement for a local construction firm and we have grown reliant on Sparrow Crane Hire’s friendly team. We have used them for a number of jobs needing mobile cranes and mini cranes and we're always impressed by their speed! I hope this review helps! Thanks. L

Lorraine Hemsley

More ash trees being removed due to the ever-present dieback. Brilliant operating from Sparrow Crane Hire making the job run smooth and fast. Having a crane makes light work of these large trees.
“ If only we could have a crane every day”

J.E Estate Maintenance LTD

    Why Bristol

    Bristol is known around the UK for being a Construction powerhouse, iconic due in part to the country’s most famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who created the Great Western Railway and Clifton Suspension Bridge. The Somerset city of Bristol is the biggest city in the South West with 500,000+ inhabitants.

    With acclaimed pedigree where better could we have the Sparrow Crane Hire Headquarters than Bristol.

    At Sparrow we also have a long-standing history with the area, our founders Gordon Sparrow and brothers Alf and George established our first crane hire business in nearby Bath in 1949. That’s 70 years of crane experience. We are well known in the Bristol area for our trademark red cranes and the beloved founders that we are named after.


    • Full Health and Safety procedures regularly monitored
    • Accreditations for :-
    • SMAS (a worksafe contractor)
    • Constructiononline (a UK Government Certification Service)
    • RISQS (Verified)
    • UVDB (Qualified)
    • Safe Contractor (Approved)
    • CPA collective mark
    • aba (Workplace Transport)
    • CPCS (Competence Scheme)
    • Accredited for NPORS training both at our test centres and at your site. This is not only for lifting operations but also lots of other categories of heavy plant.


    • Considerable experience and know-how in mechanical handling equipment, specialist erection, dismantling and heavy lifting & moving.
    • With an established CPCS Test Centre and CSkills Awards Centre (for NVQs) started in the 70’s you can feel confident you are in safe hands.
    • We can guide your operators through the CPCS card scheme
    • We have our own qualified and experienced operators should you require them.
    • You can rely on us :-
    • We can provide unique lifting solutions, above or below ground… even afloat.
    • We have a large fleet of vehicles that suit all types of terrain
    • Onsite training to CPCS & NPORS standard
    Operator Training Accredited

    Case Study

    The Liebherr LTM1040 was assigned to a Contract Lift for a major material handling manufacturer erecting a forklift inside a warehouse, the forklift was used for multiple publishers to store and distribute their books. The Liebherr LTM1040 comes equipped with 35m main boom with 10.5m fly jib extension.

    Liebherr LTM1040
    Liebherr LTM1040

    Liebherr LTM1040
    Liebherr LTM1040