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The Thompsons of Prudhoe Group is a group of companies servicing the construction, process, built environment, land and property sectors. The Group comprises Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd, W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd, Tyneside Minimix (Concrete) Ltd, all of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Thompsons of Prudhoe Holding Ltd.

The Thompsons of Prudhoe Group was established in 1948 in the North-East of England as an agricultural merchant and has developed into the three operating companies.

Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd is a national demolition, industrial dismantling, asbestos removal, site reclamation, earthmoving, contaminated land remediation and site clearance contractor. Its haulage fleet of just under 100 HGVs is used across the whole of the business and is one of the largest fleet of tipper trucks in the UK.

W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd produces aggregates and agricultural lime for supply across the North of England, Scotland and Northern Europe.

Tyneside Minimix (Concrete) Ltd supplies ready-mixed concrete within the Tyne & Wear region.



Demolition can be extremely complex and you rarely come across contractors that are set up to tackle complex projects in a professional/safe manner. In my opinion Thompsons fall into this category. Without doubt one of the most professional well organised demolition contractors in the business.


Regional Director, Bowmer & Kirkland

Top class company. Always eager to help, project costing on par and their teams are professional and friendly.


Senior Contracts Manager, Kier

Thompsons provide a responsive and personal professionalism that we can rely on. There is comfort in knowing that you’re demolition needs have been placed in safe and hands and that your brand is protected. There is an expression in our business: if you need support in demolition or earthworks ….. ‘just pick up the phone to Thompsons!’


Regional Director of Operations, Balfour Beatty

Professional service and a pleasure to work with. A client focused company that goes the extra mile.


Director, Gardiner & Theobald

A professional company, reliable, safe – a company you can work with. Thompsons are the ‘go-to’ company when you have a job that requires a great degree of care and attention, difficult schemes are safe in their hands which is what sets them apart from their competitors.


Operations Director, Galliford Try

Big jobs, big plant, lots of men, you know your market and the business you’re in to get the job done with little fuss. For a subcontractor that carries out predominately high risk works for us I find I need to spend a surprisingly small amount of time managing or being contacted by them. Which is what I like. A lot.


Senior Building Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction Limited

On behalf of Sir Robert McAlpine can I pass on our praise to you, your management team, site supervisor Robert Brewis and your operatives for the professional and diligent manner in which they are presently carrying out the demolition works in both Greys Quarter and Unit 10-14. The attitude of your site team is exemplary in due notice to safe working practice and this has been consistent with Thompsons’ approach whilst working at Eldon Square over the past 8 years. This is a credit to you and the company. On that note I would also wish to pass on my own thanks for the continued cooperation and approach applied by Thompsons, as we enter the final phase of the redevelopment plan at Eldon Square and look forward to successfully completing this final phase.


Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

I am writing to you as a resident of Newcastle Upon Tyne to congratulate your company on the first class job you did with the demolition of The Chandless tower blocks, Gateshead. As an urban project this demolition task must have presented huge logistical and practical problems as the towers were situated in close proximity to an urban fly-over and a social housing estate. As a resident of neighbouring Newcastle and someone who uses the fly-over regularly I was impressed with the speed at which the project was undertaken and the minimum disruption to local roads and traffic. On completion of the project I was impressed by the how tidy the site was left, with no rubbish or debris apparent in the locality. Also, as a former occupational health nurse with experience in industry, I can appreciate the problematic nature of removing large amounts of asbestos.



I wanted to write and thank you for an excellent service. The team that you sent to our property were very diligent and kept the site in a clean and safe manner at all times. It has resulted in us having a fantastic start to a project that has been a long time coming.


MD, Patrick Parsons

The open and flexible nature of dealing with Thompsons of Prudhoe has led to us negotiating similar contracts directly. Thompson’s proactive attitude continued with subsequent contracts, with these again being delivered on budget and within agreed programme dates.


Principal, Blyth & Blyth

I would like to ask you to ensure that your Supervisor remains on site at Grimsby until all our demolition works are completed to limit the possibility of any handover issues. He has done, and continues to do, an outstanding job on Phase 2,3 & 5 and with the potential for phase 4/expansion of phase 5 his knowledge of our systems & how we work will help the stability from the demolition side. I do appreciate I am being cheeky but what can I say other than you spoilt us giving us the best!


Demolition & Decommissioning Manager, Bluestar

Drivers have been very professional and helpful many thanks for your assistance.


A One

Can I congratulate the Nuvia/Thompson’s of Prudhoe team for another successfully executed demolition project at Sellafield. Given the challenges faced by the weather, the Christmas break, the space restrictions and the unusual waste processing/disposal ops, it makes the performance even more impressive. The alliance continue to raise their bar on their demolition tasks.


Construction Manager, Sellafield Demolition Group

Just a quick note of thanks for the groundworks your team recently completed at the factory in Birtley. Despite a very tight deadline and at very short notice, the project was completed to very high standards and to everyone’s satisfaction. Everyone who has seen and used the new facilities (including the President of Komatsu), have been very impressed. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the team involved.


Product Manager, Komatsu UK

I am the safety manager for Kier North Tyneside, who as you know are carrying out refurbishment works to Monkwearmouth Hospital, Sunderland. We are using Thompsons as a sub-contractor and I visited site today for a safety visit. The site team were second to none and your GF was singled out as being a credit to you and your company. He was helpful, pro-active and in the site managers words, “a pleasure to work with”. We too often beat people up with the safety stick so I thought it only fair to praise where it is due.


Safety Manager, Kier North Tyneside

Can I at this point state how courteous and helpful the contractors doing the demolition were – they were a model in their attempts to minimise any inconvenience? I wonder if this could be passed on to the relevant parties.


Principal, Stephenson College, Durham University

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Our sales administration and accounts office is located in Low Prudhoe. If you’d like to come and visit us, our address is:

Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd,
Princess Way,
Low Prudhoe,
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telephone (01661) 832 422