Holden’s Engineering Services offers a variety of structures to suit all requirements.

Holden’s Engineering services is renowned for its innovative design ideas and a design team committed to staying at the forefront of the rail industry. This expert team, coupled with access to Holden’s Engineering Manufacturing facility allows entire projects to be managed from one site. The added bonus of an experienced internal fabrication and PTS trained installation team ensure that Holden’s Engineering is a ‘one-stop shop’ for any rail related requirement.

We have a highly experienced team of fitters, welders and fabricators, including PTS/ICI accredited staff , slingers-banks men and IPAF accredited, MEWP , PASMA , Confined space operatives, Coded welders, CSCS, SSSTS.

Due to the critical nature of the products we manufacture, we are accredited to BS EN-1090-2 : 2008 + A1 2011, which allows us to build structures currently up to and including Execution class 3.

 Our range of services include:

Bridge Building

Bridge Repairs

Electrification Support

Gantries, cantilevers, platforms extensions
Access for All bridges, pedestrian footbridges & cable bridges, Over bridges

Structure and bridge repairs, on-site steel repairs and more
Structural metalwork, under frames and body end cubicles

 GRP Fabrication’s

 Station and signalling refurbishment

 Woodwork, including roof refurbishment

 Staircase renovation and rebuild

 Minor Civil works

 Parapet works including extensions


 Fencing and Gates


 Fabrication Drawings

Holden’s Engineering has a dedicated PTS Skilled rail repair team which carries out a number of on-site repair operations, including:

Structure and Bridge repairs

Station and Canopy repair/refurbishments


Access steps

Parapet works


Crash Barriers

Ballast retention systems

On-site steel repairs

Mechanical prep

Rivet Busting

Steelwork and GRP Installation

Holden’s Engineering is a leading force in providing innovative design, fabrication and installation services to the rail industry for products including bridges, signal structures & gantries, rolling stock metalwork, electrical enclosures and CCTV products. In addition, Holden’s Engineering has a dedicated steelwork repair team, which also extends to woodwork, GRP, Minor Civils. This has proved a popular service with many of our customers, of whom we carry out many re-active works.

To operate so competently Holden’s Engineering keeps as much work in-house as possible, and employs a dedicated design team, expert fabrication and PTS trained installation team, eliminating the need for external contractors.

Holden’s Engineering has specialist facilities at its disposal enabling an impressive in-house capacity which includes heavy and light fabrication, machining, forming and coded welding.

The combination of these expert employees and on-site specialist facilities enables Holden’s Engineering to provide a design to installation service carried out at one site at a consistently high standard, with reliable lead times and at competitive prices.

Holden’s Engineering Services success in the industry has led to contracts with the likes of The Murphy Group, Alan Griffiths, Grahams Construction, Wescott Coatings, Neary Rail to name but a few. Many of these contract’s have been high profile schemes as part of Network Rail’s portfolio

We have in house craneage facilities of up to 30 tonnes, allowing us to offer an unrivaled rail repair service, whilst we have heavy plant including crawler crane’s , iron fairy cranes for on-site remedial and installation works

Holden’s Engineering Services success in the rail industry over the past few years has led to an increased demand of work for many large, ongoing contracts across England and Wales.

Our team of designers and engineers are able to manufacture even the most complex bespoke bridges including foot and vehicle bridges. We also support the Access for All scheme, installing new footbridges with lowered hand rails, ramps and easy accessible lifts at train stations across the country.


Why Holden’s

Holden’s offer a complete turnkey service across all aspects of engineering executed  by time served experts in their field.

Our company which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year was founded in 1967 by Mr J.L Holden offering quality mechanical engineering services across Lancashire and the Northwest. Mr Holden’s hard work and meticulous attention to detail soon grew a reputation and forged solid relationships with his customers, the business dramatically expanded over the years branching out to other fields of engineering and developing into the national company we are today.

The core values of delivering honesty and quality at the right price runs through the veins of our workforce, our strength is our pedigree.

The service provided has always been first class with minimum supervision. There have been no recorded safety incidents involving Holden’s personnel or installed equipment. Holden’s are held in high regard by K.C Flint site engineering and I would not hesitate to recommend them for any mechanical engineering contract appropriate to their area of expertise.

Andrew Francis - Flint Site Mechanical / Control EngineerKimberly Clark

Holden’s have completed two installations at Garth boiler house and I can say that both Jobs have been completed on time and to the highest professional standards, their work and tradesmen are top quality. I would have no reservations in using Holden’s again.

Kevin Gore - HMP Garth / WymottWorks Department

They have always shown an innovative approach to the problems we have presented to them and excelled in attaining a cost effective solution for our requirements. This has generally enhanced our standing with our customers and improved the goods and services we offer.

B. Conlan - Northern Area Fleet EngineerSecuricor Omega Logistics

Preston Pharmaceuticals Production Unit is part of the Royal Preston Hospital.
Holden’s have always given us a first class service, offering advice from their very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The equipment is machined to a very high standard, turnover and delivery is quick and efficient.

Adam Fleming - Production ManagerPreston Pharmaceuticals

“We have used Holden’s as our main mechanical contractor for over 30 years. Being a chemical manufacturer it is very important that any contracting company working on site has full knowledge of all current HSE and Environmental requirements and we have always found Holden’s to be very diligent in this area I would have no hesitation in recommending Holden’s to any company that require the services they have to offer”

Barrie Simmonds - Works DirectorChemical Innovations Limited

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