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Castle Market Demolition Site Sheffield

4th March, 2015

 

Sheffield’s Castle Market has for years been a local landmark, however from the inside what once was a bargain hunters paradise is now hardly recognisable. The market closed its doors for good back in November 2013, to coincide with the opening of Sheffield’s brand new Moore Market. Now just over a year on since the market’s closure, the inevitable demolition work is beginning to pick up pace.

At MTS Plant we have recently supplied a Bobcat S550 skid steer loader on hire to Hughes & Salvidge Demolition, who have secured the contract to raise the 1960s building to the ground. The project is expected to take until the end of this year to complete, at which point archaeological work will commence on the original historic castle which lies below the current structure. At this moment in time no one is completely sure how much of the original castle will remain intact, however, it is known that the council already has plans to turn the area into a public park which will feature whatever exposed ruins are currently buried under the market.

We have worked with Hughes & Salvidge, who last year celebrated half a century of trading, for a number of years now, and supplied them with a range of specialist Bobcat machinery for use on many jobs. The Bobcat S550 loader which they have chosen to hire from us for use on this South Yorkshire project, is part of Bobcats new 500 platform which was released in late 2012 and features Bobcats latest cab forward design which increases driver comfort and visibility significantly compared to previous models.

The skid steer loader on hire from MTS has proved a vital piece of equipment for Hughes & Salvidge, as due to its compact size it has been able work inside the market itself collecting debris and rubble with the grapple attachment as show in the image gallery above.

At MTS we provide a range of Bobact plant machinery including skidsteer and tracked loader, excavators and telehandlers for hire, alongside our range of dumpers and rollers. For more information on our hire fleet please click here or contact your local depot.

 

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We have been working with MTS Plant for just over 12 months now and have found their service and support second to none. Vanessa, Jenny, Matt and the team are fantastic and will always go the extra mile to meet our requirements. We have regularly used MTS Plant for Dumper and Excavator hire throughout this period and have found their range of machinery very reliable & of excellent quality. I would 100% recommend MTS Plant Hire.

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MTS has been a great company to cross hire small plant in for our customers. The great thing about MTS is the friendly staff who are very committed to making sure Travis Perkins is a priority customer and will move things around in their daily transport too fit urgent orders in. Myself and my team now use Mts as our first point of call as we have confidence in how the business works from the staff to the machines themselves.

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MTS has arranged for us at times very short notice the most diverse ranges of hire equipment, even nationwide. We first started using MTS a few years ago now an don’t hesitate to call the well mannered and excellently informed staff, We have experienced difficulties when on hire and the response was second to none, from the delivery drivers to the mechanic’s, the professional advice and service we haven’t matched anywhere in my 32 years in construction.

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