Works Continue At A6 Broughton Ready For Armistice Day

NMS continue the work on the A6 at Broughton with the most recent section completed at the War Memorial on time and ready for Armistice Day.  NMS also assisted in the organisation a new plaque paying tribute to James Towers VC. James Towers, who was from the village of Broughton was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Christina Worswick from the Broughton Parish Council had this to say about the role that NMS played in the assistance of the tribute “The Parish Council have asked me to thank you for your assistance in helping organise the event and the placing of the plaque at Broughton War Memorial on 6th October in honour of Pte. James Towers VC. Everyone agreed it was a fitting tribute to him and it was a very special day for all who attended.  The information board has been well received in the village and we have had many compliments about it.”

Take a look at some recent photos of the work that we have recently completed around the memorial at Broughton below.




Accrington Town Centre Redevelopment Sculptures

NMS has recently installed sculptures for the Accrington town centre memorial redevelopment. The first of the brass sculptures represents ‘Patch’, the dog of Accrington Stanley F.C. groundsman Harry Nash (pictured below). The second sculpture represents a Pals’ dog who was famously pictured running along the tram lines as the troops marched in front of thousands of people outside of the town hall before leaving to go to war.

The third sculpture of a squirrel is a reminder that Accrington was once surrounded by the huge oak forest of Blackburnshire. The name Accrington actually derives from the old English word ‘aecern’ which translates to Acorn whilst ‘tun’ means farmstead. The brass sculptures have been supplied by Castle Fine Arts Foundry and have been fitted prior to the grand opening of the town centre for Remembrance Sunday.










NMS are supporting Children in Need!

Children in Need’s 2018 campaign is ‘Do Your Thing’ and is asking people to channel their passions and hobbies to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people ahead of the show which will be broadcast on Friday 16th November. Taking this challenge on board, the staff at NMS showcased their culinary talent and started baking. The resulting cupcakes were sold to raise money for the BBC Children in Need appeal.







NMS is also taking part in the annual Children in Need duck race sweepstake which is being broadcasted live across the United Kingdom at 1PM on Friday the 16th November on the Children in Need website. For more information on the duck race sweepstake click here.




NMS Go Green

Ever mindful of the need to help preserve our environment, NMS have introduced recycling as part of our operations. By taking road planings and processing them through our on-site recycling plant, the planings are turned into a product called RAP (Recycled Asphalt Pavement) which can be used in the production of blacktop surfacing.

The traditional manufacturing process of asphalt contributes to greenhouse gas emissions as fossil fuels are burned when processing raw materials into the finished product. The use of RAP decreases the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere which helps to tackle climate change and preserves our non renewable energy sources.

In addition to the environmental advantages, recycled asphalt is more durable and cheaper to produce than new asphalt and is not reliant on the fluctuating oil market. For further information click here or, please call 01942 722694 or email

NMS Civil Engineering Secure Contract For M55 Junction Link Road Roundabout

NMS Civil Engineering has secured the contract for the initial section of the new M55 Junction East-West link road Roundabout. The roundabout will connect the new Link road with the Preston Western Distributor at the junction of Lea Lane and Sidgreaves Lane.

Below are the submitted plans for the Preston Western Distributor and the East West Link Road from Lancashire County Council. To find more information about the project click here to be redirected to Lancashire Enterprise Partnership website.


Pictures from Accrington Town Centre Redevelopment Project

These are a few pictures from the works completed at Accrington Town Centre. The pictures are taken in front of the Market Hall and Town Hall. The area was transformed to commemorate the sacrifice and bravery of the Accrington Pals. Articulate design has been encompassed into the paving to show homage to the trenches used during the first world war.

“I have been very impressed by NMS.  The professionalism and quality of the workmanship you and your team have achieved on Accrington Town Square is superb.  The execution of the detailing is fantastic, we are very happy with the whole square.” – Danny Marsh from IBI Group.

The photography for this news article was provided by Hardscape Products Ltd.

Hardscape Products Ltd are responsible for the supply of paving and bench products.

Please click here to see more pictures of the completed works.













New Rigid Wagon

NMS have added a new Volvo Beavertail truck to the fleet.


The new truck is a Volvo 4×2 FL with beavertail body with Euro VI engine. The Volvo FL series is the smallest Volvo truck works well in a wide range of applications, it is agile, efficient and easy to drive, it will be useful to transport smaller machines and plant to job sites which will be helpful to the planing and barrier divisons.

NMS accredited with FORS

FORS accreditation drives best practice across the European fleet industry in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental protection. Championing FORS’s work within fleet transport with help to raise standards of driving.

Bronze accreditation confirms that NMS employ good practice and comply with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage.

003555 FORS bronze logo

NMS awarded prestigious £2m Accrington Town Square Redevelopment contract

Below is a copy of the press release posted by the Accrington Observer

L-R Annette Birch, THI Officer; Councillor Clare Cleary, cabinet member for Accrington town centre; Roger Thistlethwaite, managing director of NMS Civil Engineering; Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson; and Nick Stafford, LCC landscape team manager.

Works on the historic £2 million public square in Accrington are set to begin this month after a contractor was appointed.

Hyndburn council has awarded the contract to NMS Engineering Ltd from Wigan and the project is set to be completed by July 2018.

The area in front of the Market Hall and Town Hall will be transformed to commemorate the sacrifice and bravery of the Accrington Pals.

It will also include the restoration of historic, retail and commercial buildings in the town centre.

The first phase of the works will target the public realm area before the second phase to restore buildings on Blackburn Road between Eagle Street and St James’ Street begins in the New Year.

Coun Clare Cleary, cabinet member for Accrington town centre, said these are ‘exciting times’ for the town.

Artist impression of new town square and public realm space in Accrington

She said: “I’m looking forward to seeing the works progress on site as a new phase of history unfolds, with the creation of a new town square and public realm scheme outside Accrington Town Hall and Market Hall to commemorate the Accrington Pals.

“The Townscape Heritage Initiative team have worked hard to finalise the details of the scheme since the planning permission was granted in January this year.

“A detailed tendering process has taken place and the team are pleased to announce that the contract has been awarded to NMS Engineering Ltd from Wigan.

“Hyndburn Borough Council and Lancashire County Council (LCC) will continue working together to make the plans become reality over the coming months.

“Honouring the Accrington Pals is at the heart of this scheme and this will be realised through six bespoke benches supported by granite pieces, containing text and images depicting the last 300 years’ history of Accrington with the battalion as a central theme.”

Designs for the ‘simple, high quality and flexible’ square have been created by Landscape Architects IBI Group with funding secured from Hyndburn council, LCC and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, cabinet member for highways and transport, said the scheme will ‘deliver a high quality public space’ and also provide a ‘focal point for events and creating an attractive environment which helps to support the local economy’

NMS Tractor Unit


NMS welcome their newest member to the vehicle fleet, the Volvo FH 540 6×4 80T Tractor Unit.

The Volvo FH Range is one of the most successful truck series ever and in September 2012, Volvo Trucks launched the Volvo FH with major technology upgrades, a new design and more.

The Tractor Unit will be utilised within the planing division.