Earthwork Contractors with over 73 years of experience

Our teams have extensive experience of working within close proximity to live services, equipment and transport links.


It has long been the policy of Thompsons to recycle as much of the material that’s arises from our earthworks operations as possible. Not only is this more cost effective, but also helps our clients demonstrate and deliver a sustainable approach to their project delivery. Our commitment to this can be demonstrated through our Integrated Management System, certified to ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy)


Thompsons are long standing members of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and our staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).

Why Choose us?

As experienced earthwork contractors, Thompsons of Prudhoe undertake every aspect of earthworks, from initial site surveys, compliance with environmental legislation, right through to developing engineered building platforms and discharging required planning conditions. The company’s wealth of experience in major earthworks contracts enables us to offer alternative low-cost solutions at tender and design stages.


We cover the whole spectrum of earthworks packages, including bulk excavation, cut and fill, aggregate supply, muckaway and site preparation.

Extensive History

With our extensive knowledge and practical experience of site waste management developed over 70+ years, including obtaining Environment Agency Site permits and utilising industry approved end-of-waste protocols, we have a management solution to handle every waste stream for your project.

Our Fleet

We have an extensive modern fleet of plant and equipment of all sizes, including dozers, excavators, dump trucks, traxcavators, rollers, screens and dust suppression equipment. Utilising our 90+ strong HGV tipper fleet makes us one of the most complete earthworks and site preparation teams in the country. Our GPS controlled dozers can work to computer models, producing exact levels to fine tolerances.


We have undertaken all types and sizes of earthworks and enabling projects including the construction of;

  • New Roads/Footpaths & Verges
  • Bridges
  • Railway Lines
  • Reservoirs
  • Water Treatment & Sewerage Facilities
  • Industrial Estates
  • Warehouses & Factories
  • Housing Developments
  • Shopping Centres
  • Landfill Sites
  • Stripping Overburden
  • Landscaping
  • Leisure Centres
  • Public Amenity Land
  • Football Pitches
  • Golf Courses
  • Test Tracks
  • Office Blocks
  • Above/Underground Car Parks
  • Schools
  • Universities

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Our Services

As well as providing a high-quality earthworks service, we also provide demolition, deconstruction, decommissioning and industrial dismantling, asbestos removal, contaminated land remediation and site clearance services. Take a look at our services page to find out more.

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