Over the years Premier Pits have supplied a vast number of companies involved in the operation and manufacture of buses. These include bus operators of every size across the UK and Ireland, from small independents through to local authorities and large national operators. As a result we have developed an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the bus sector.


  • The fully welded construction stops the ingress of water.
  • More environmentally friendly through stopping the egress of harmful liquids
  • The strength of concrete without its problems
  • Installation times reduced significantly
  • Installed with minimum workshop disruption
  • Greater workshop efficiency leading to greater throughput and profitability.
  • Better working conditions for staff
  • Can be refurbished to look as new


Pits are manufactured to ISO 9001, 9002 and are CE marked.
Dimensions (guidline): length – dependent on bus type, width – 1300mm and depth – 1600mm
Steel: 43A mild steel
Finish: high quality gloss paint.


The pits are manufactured from pre-formed mild steel sheets, MIG welded together to form water tight sumps. To these basic ‘tanks’ are added standard items such as jacking rails, lighting and air lines, as well as non standard items requested by the customer and various safety features.


Pits are installed by Premier Pits’ own installation teams who are all on PAYE. Highly efficient methods developed in house, are used to install pits in both existing and new floors. Also, the company has designed special ways of tying pits into the surrounding concrete. This results in a stable structure with the structural strength of reinforced concrete while becoming an integral part of the workshop floor.

Design Flexibility

Although all our pits are built around a standard basic format they can be tailored to suit individual customer’s needs including, for example, the latest bus designs with their lower chassis and variable entry heights. Designs can also include an endless range of combinations, for example, tunnels; recesses and underground workshops.

Workshop Safety

A full range of safety equipment, from recoil barriers through to motorized pit covers, is available.

Washdown Systems

We offer three options i.e. prefabricated full washdown pits; ramps and hybrid ramp and pit combinations.
View our 3 washdown options


We are able to undertake single pit installations through to demanding and complex projects, for example: Multi lane installations – our approach cuts installation costs by reducing the time needed to install several pits at the same time.

For a full list of products and services go to The Premier Pit Centre