Summit Platforms expands with new depots in London and North West


National powered access and telehandler hire specialist Summit Platforms has opened two new depots, a second for London and a first in the North West, further expanding its operational network.


The new West London depot in Radlett, Hertfordshire, and the Haydock depot, between Manchester and Liverpool, takes the number of depots operated by Summit Platforms to eight.
The expansion comes just nine months after the company opened its London East depot in South Ockendon, Essex, in June 2020.


Summit Platforms Director James Watson said: “Opening the London East depot in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and still seeing very positive results gave us the confidence to continue with our expansion programme in 2021.

“Our founding ambition is to make powered access and telehandler hire as simple and straightforward as possible, no matter where you are in the country.

“Opening these two new depots follows that strategy to the letter. Having depots either side of London allows us to respond quickly to customer needs anywhere in the capital and the Home Counties.

“We are now also perfectly placed to assist customers in Greater Manchester and Merseyside, as well as Cheshire, Lancashire & Yorkshire. Being ready with the right high quality machines exactly when they’re needed is central to our service.”


Summit Platforms has just been awarded IPAF Rental Plus Certification, the globally recognised benchmark for high standards in access rental. Its London East depot’s transport fleet last month achieved FORS Silver accreditation.

The London West and Haydock depots join an expanded national hire network that also includes Glasgow, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Birmingham, Bristol, London East, and Portsmouth.

All the depots hold a full range of access platforms and telehandlers, including scissor lifts with working heights from 4m to 22m, boom lifts from 10m to 44m, telehandlers from 6m to 18m and brands that include Genie, JLG, Skyjack, Niftylift, Snorkel and JCB.

Need scissor lift hire or cherry picker hire in London or the North West?

Contact the Summit London West team
Tel: 01923 979 388
Email: [email protected]

Contact the Summit Haydock team
Tel: 01942 559 166
Email: [email protected]