Mini Crane Hire In Leeds

Lifting solutions experts GGR Group specialise in hiring out mini cranes and compact lifting equipment which is often used by customers in a wide range of industries across Leeds and Yorkshire.

With GGR’s Northern depot based just off the M62/M60, GGR’s mini cranes, restricted access lifting machinery and qualified crane operators for hire are often chosen to work on projects in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield Sheffield, Hull, Huddersfield, York, Ripon and Harrogate.

GGR offer a wide range of lifting solutions for hire, such as UNIC mini cranes, pick and carry cranes, mini telescopic crawler cranes, glass and cladding vacuum lifters and compact glazing robots. We also provide qualified mini crane operators and a full contract lift service to help you take on your lifting job with confidence.

To find out more about our lifting products and services contact our friendly customer service team today on:

0161 683 2580 or


  • URW-094 Mini Crane
  • URW-095 Mini Crane
  • URW-245 Mini Crane
  • URW-295 Mini Crane
  • URW-376 Mini Crane
  • URW-506 Mini Crane
  • URW-547 Mini Crane
  • URW-706 Mini Crane


  • Trinity Leeds Case Study
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    Trinity Leeds – Case Study

    GGR’s compact lifting equipment was hired to work on the £378m Trinity Leeds shopping centre project during the five years it took to construct.

    GGR’s compact cranes and glass vacuum lifters were chosen to undertake the mammoth task of installing every façade panel and glazed unit on the exterior walls of the shopping centre, as well as fitting glass shop fronts to brand new stores such as Fraser Hart jewellers, River Island, Marks & Spencer and Urban Outfitters. GGR’s extremely compact UNIC URW-095 spider crane and a 320kg “Four-In-Line” vacuum lifter also completed some tricky inside-out glazing at Terence Conran’s new restaurant.

    GGR’s battery powered pick and carry cranes were hired for glazing and lifting in the shopping centre’s enclosed areas and tight spaces. GGR’s 2.9t URW-295 mini crane was also used at ground level with a stone vacuum lifter to create a stone staircase in the confined area of the shopping centre entrance.

    Finishing touches were also added to Trinity’s impressive domed roof which is made from a staggering 2,000 glass panels. GGR’s 29m high Starworker 1200 trailer crane was hired to install the final few pieces that the site’s tower crane had difficulty reaching.

    For the last few months of the Trinity Leeds project, a 6 tonne capacity UNIC URW-706 mini crane took residency at the centre due to demand from contractors for assistance with tricky lifting tasks on site. This spider crane has lifted everything from plant equipment and building materials to pizza ovens, roller shutters and carpets.

    The pièce de résistance was the installation of a giant steel horse sculpture in the Trinity atrium, created by internationally renowned artist Andy Scott. The sculpture, entitled Equus Altus weighs 1385kg and was safely lifted piece-by-piece before being mounted on top of a 10 metre column using GGR’s URW-706 spider crane.

  • First Direct Arena Case Study
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    First Direct Arena – Case Study

    A 6 tonne capacity UNIC URW-706 spider crane was hired from GGR Group to help add the finishing touches to the First Direct Arena in Leeds city centre.

    One of GGR’s crane operators spent four days on the £60m construction project fitting angled glass panels with the UNIC crane to help create the honeycomb effect on the music venue’s façade. The UNIC crane was fitted with a GL-UMC600 robotic attachment to install the 200kg glass units in hard to reach spots.

  • Wakefield Art Gallery Case Study
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    Wakefield Art Gallery – Case Study

    A dual circuit EMU 1000 glazing robot was used to replace a large piece of broken glass weighing 460kgs at The Hepworth Wakefield Art Gallery.

    As the outside façade of the building was position directly over the weir on the River Calder, the EMU was used to install a new glass panel from inside the building. The Hepworth gallery is part of the £100 million waterfront conservation area development project in Wakefield.

  • Everyman Cinema Leeds
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    Everyman Cinema – Case Study

    A UNIC URW-295 mini crane and a dual circuit DSZ2 Slimline vacuum lifter were hired from GGR to replace glass units in a particularly tight spot at the Everyman cinema in Leeds. This new boutique cinema is part of the Trinity Leeds shopping centre.

    The UNIC crane worked from the 7th floor rooftop to lift replacement external glass panels from the ground to their installation points with very little room in between the building’s façade and surrounding stonework. As the DSZ2 lifter is just 180mm in depth it could squeeze itself down this narrow gap.

  • Lawns House Case Study
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    Lawns House – Case Study

    GGR Group’s UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane was hired to help convert the grade II listed Lawns House into apartments whilst preserving its external appearance.

    The Lawns House Leeds needed to be extended on one side but this meant moving a stone façade forward by 8 metres to keep it in tact and part of the building. The UNIC crane was used with a 1500kg capacity Flat Grab stone lifting clamp to carefully deconstruct then rebuild this stonework. The mini crane and stone lifter lifted 900kg stone pieces back onto the four metre high rooftop as part of the rebuild.

  • Ripon Cathedral Case Study
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    Ripon Cathedral – Case Study

    A UNIC mini spider crane was hired from GGR Group to work at North Yorkshire’s historic Ripon Cathedral.

    A 0.995 tonne capacity UNIC URW-095 mini crane spent a month at the cathedral helping to create three glass entrance porches which would let more light into the building.  The UNIC mini crane was used to carefully lift both decorative glass panels and bronze clad steel frames to construct the porches.

    An LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) powered UNIC URW-095 crane was chosen for this project so no toxic fumes were released inside the cathedral which has been rebuilt a number of times since it was founded in 672 AD. The crane is just 600mm wide so it could easily move through the narrow cathedral doors to work inside the building.