Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial centre of this part of Yorkshire, and the third biggest city in the UK. It’s also a significant location for the drainage industry because it was the birthplace of Lanes for Drains back in 1992.
As well as the Lanes Group’s official head office, Leeds is a huge operational Lanes for Drains depot too, offering drain unblocking, drain clearing and drain repairs to a wide geographical area across Yorkshire which takes in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and the East Riding.
Being a UK-wide operation, Lanes has many and varied national contracts in a range of market sectors. Her Majesty’s Prison Service, for instance, relies on our expertise to handle everything from emergency blocked drain response to remedial drain repair work and that includes prisons in the West Yorkshire region.
In the retail sector too, Lanes has proved to be a perfect drainage partner for some of the biggest names around. Take Asda. Now part of the American Walmart brand, Asda’s original home was Leeds where the company began in 1949 as Associated Dairies & Farm Stores. The chain’s hundreds of stores now benefit from Lanes’ planned drainage maintenance programmes via Glasgow-based facilities management provider, City FM, as well as 24/7 emergency blockage service across the country — and round the clock.
You can’t move far in West Yorkshire without a sporting connection. It’s been said that if Yorkshire had been a country, it would have come 12th world medal table at the London 2012 Olympics! It’s no surprise then that we count many sporting venues amongst our clientele. For fans of the ‘beautiful game’, there’s Leeds United’s Elland Road and Huddersfield Town’s John Smith Stadium, both venues which have had the Lanes’ touch with everything from cleaning rain water channels on the stand roofs to clearing blocked toilets and cleansing car park drainage.
Then you’re liable to find Lanes working behind the scenes in West Yorkshire’s local government, public sector and transport facilities. For Wakefield Met, doing CCTV surveys or high powered water jetting. Or cleaning changing room drainage at all the swimming pools in the area. It’s a similar story at York City Council Offices, York District Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary. Culture and leisure? We look after drains at the National Rail Museum and York Art Gallery. Jetting off somewhere? Think of us next time you visit Leeds Bradford Airport.
Keeping on track with rail travel? Leeds railway station. And York. Did you know that York, which opened in 1877, was once the world’s largest rail station? When we cleaned and surveyed the drainage system there some years ago, we found original drains, some of which hadn’t been touched since the day the station opened!
Leeds and surrounding areas are big in the property and construction sectors and many businesses rely on us to keep their own and their clients’ drainage systems flowing freely or investigate them using CCTV survey, both pre- and post-build. Building solutions companies like J P Wild in Leeds call us in wherever they need our drainage expertise on new build projects like Granary Wharf, where we identified a defective roof drain and carried out a flexi patch repair. Job done! Taylor Wimpey Homes banks on Lanes to service and cleanse foul pump stations, and to perform full site cleans and surveys for adoption by Yorkshire Water. Lanes investigated and surveyed all the drains during Lancer Scott’s Tesco store refurbishment scheme.
As the biggest county by area, Yorkshire has a high concentration of universities and colleges: Leeds University alone has a student population of some 38,000. In the area serviced by the Leeds depot, Lanes counts some of these academic institutions amongst its clients, including both Leeds and York universities and, through an association with civil engineering giant Morgan Sindall, the University of Huddersfield.
For domestic drain unblocking and repair in the Leeds area, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and the East Riding, Lanes really is all you need to know.
If you are responsible for the blocked drains on your property (check out the changes to sewer and drain ownership implemented by the Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011), Lanes provides a fast and effective, local emergency service. And that’s why some of the major insurers — like Axa — also choose Lanes to handle their reactive emergency drainage work.
From this Leeds base on Parkside Industrial Estate, handily placed just off the A653 and the M621 for swift access to just about anywhere, our emergency drainage engineers and advanced drain unblocking and drain clearing plant and machinery are at your disposal, 24/7.
Yorkshire is not only the largest county by area, it’s diverse: cities, conurbations, rural spaces; industry, manufacturing, leisure, sport, culture, heritage, agriculture, tourism. And our client list reflects that; from residential customers to commercial clients in engineering, brewing, fashion, textiles, carpets, warehousing and distribution, property, building and public sector, to name just a few. When it comes to drains, we do it all: septic tanks, pump station maintenance, interceptors, pipe and drain rehabilitation, and much more.
At Lanes we look after all our customers, big or small. And we pride ourselves on offering the same prompt, 24/7, professional service to householders that we give our corporate clients. We’re happy to say that we get great feedback about our helpful and friendly staff, but we’re always looking to improve. So, to promote what we like to call our ‘culture of excellence’, we’ve created the UK’s first City & Guilds course for our drainage engineers, which reinforces our commitment to customer service and health and safety, as well as practical and technical skills. It’s the country’s first official drainage qualification.
In the Leeds area, and looking for your local drainage service? Contact Lanes on 0113 385 8484.
Lanes provides a fast, round-the-clock emergency call out service for drain unblocking in Leeds and beyond. The region we cover from here includes Wakefield, Castleford, Selby, York, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Dewsbury, Scarborough, Knaresborough, Thirsk, Harrogate, Otley, Huddersfield, Castleford — and everywhere in between.