Crane Hire Plymouth


Providing international Crane Solutions Since 1949


Sparrow Crane Hire Plymouth

Yacht Haven Quay,
Breakwater Rd,

Tel: 01752 268239


We are one of the leading suppliers of Crane Hire solutions to the city of Plymouth and the surrounding area of Devon. Whether you need Mobile Crane Hire, Tower Crane Hire, Mini Crane Hire or any other Cranes from our fleet, Sparrow Crane Hire is able to go above and beyond to provide every aspect of Cranes to suit your needs. We can provide the crane, accessories, drivers, paperwork and the peace of mind. Other crane types available include Pedestrian Operated Tower Crane, Hiab hire, Self Erecting Tower Crane, City Tower Cranes, Mini Crawler Crane, Mini Tracked Crane and Spider Crane. Contact us for crane hire cost.

We are able to assist you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, rain or shine. Whatever the problem, we have a solution. We’ve helped our customers in tights spots, over rough terrain, and with difficult deadlines.

Sparrow Crane Hire is accredited to all the required safety standards and we provide our own training programmes at our CPCS Test Centre and CSkills Awards Centre.

View case study - Mini Crawler Crane CX-3T on a  Riverbank in Devon on piling duties along narrow canal banks with site accessed under low bridges.

View case study - Sparrow worked with RHC Lifting Ltd Plymouth to re-configure an overhead gantry crane coverage

View case study - Sparrow Crane Hire – implements boat lift for its first wetting in Plymouth

See news item - Sparrow Crane Hire proud to assist the Big Build team (DIY SOS) in Torquay, Nr Exeter, Devon.

View case study - M&S Plymouth AHU & Chiller Crane Lift

View case study - Drake Circus redevelopment in Plymouth city centre

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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

    Why Plymouth

    Plymouth is of historical importance to the South West with its long history of Import and Export through its famous port dating back to the 1600’s. Plymouth in terms of population size is the second biggest city in the South West and is seen as the heart of Devon and Cornwall, that’s why we’re proud to have our second biggest depot in Plymouth.

    We’ve provided Crane Hire to leading brands in Plymouth and are recognisable in the area as long-standing members of the Plymouth community. If you need Crane Hire in Plymouth we will provide the professionalism and peace of mind that a long-established business can provide. Trust 70 years experience.


    • 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

    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