Our coverage of Scotland continues with a central Glasgow hub, formerly known as Castlebrae Drainage, a well respected local operator which became part of the Lanes Group back in 2006. From here, an experienced and knowledgeable team handles drain repair and drain unblocking, along with a super-efficient 24-hour emergency call-out facility for industrial, commercial and residential customers right across this swathe of Scotland.
The Glasgow depot is an operating hub for this part of Scotland, but it also manages work for national Lanes’ clients from here too, like City FM who chose Lanes as contractor for planned drainage maintenance in Asda supermarket stores across the UK
And Glasgow-based Norland Managed Services, a leading facilities, energy and project management company, for whom we also perform drainage services around the country. It should be pointed out that this Glasgow depot is home to an accomplished civils team, renowned for their execution of large-scale drainage and sewer installations, and to a full operational section of our hugely successful national sewer reline division.
From Glasgow, we run a full sewer reline facility; provide specialist drainage expertise to docklands and boatyards, heavy industry and many social housing developments; and hold contracts with clients in the rail, water, utilities, highway, consultancy, housing association, local authority and retail sectors. Sometimes we are contracted directly by a client, at others we work in through third parties who swear by our drainage skills to deliver complete solutions to their own customers.
Morris and Spottiswood, the well-known fitout, housing and maintenance organisation, for instance, regularly employs the drainage disciplines Lanes offers, especially in the public and utility sectors. City Building, winner of the Queen’s Award for sustainable building 2012, is a big player in the social housing market and trusts Lanes’ specialists to look after any drainage situations. MWH Consultants is a global name in the wet infrastructure sector, providing services to projects and programmes from water supply, treatment and storage to renewable power and environmental services. We’re proud that MWH, which operates in 35 countries and has 8000 employees, has contracted Lanes as a drainage partner, in particular for our sewer reline mastery and sophisticated CCTV facilities. When it comes to rail clients, Lanes ticks all the boxes for the likes of rail maintenance company CPMS Limited. With accreditations such as Link up and all relevant personnel trained and equipped in PTS, there are a whole host of reasons for banking on Lanes’ rail skills. Our track record with utility companies across the UK is pretty impressive too, and up here, north of the border, Scottish Water not only benefits from Lanes’ prowess through consulting engineers, it commissions us directly in jetting, CCTV and civils works. (Not forgetting our achievements for SW involving some seriously large-scale sewer rehabilitation schemes.)
Incorporating a substantial geographical portion of Scotland which takes in both populated and rural areas, our Glasgow depot operates an efficient, reliable, round the clock service for emergency blocked drain call outs, and an all encompassing list of related drainage services, including septic tank emptying. If you have a drain or sewer problem, one call to Lanes does it all.
The city of Glasgow itself is home to just under 600,000 people, with over 1.1 million more living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The region surrounding the Glasgow conurbation covers around 2.3 million people, that’s 41% of Scotland's population. Glasgow is where you’ll find world-famous landmarks like Ibrox Stadium (home of Glasgow Rangers FC), Celtic Park (Celtic FC), Hampden Park (Queens Park FC and Scotland’s national stadium); Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow University, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and George Square. It’s a legendary city. Once a small rural settlement on the River Clyde, it became one of the largest seaports in the world, and from the 18th century was a major transatlantic trade route to North America and the West Indies.
The Industrial Revolution saw the population and economy grow rapidly so that Glasgow became one of the world’s centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering, most notably in shipbuilding and marine engineering which produced countless innovative and famous vessels. In Victorian and Edwardian times, Glasgow was known as the second city of the British Empire. Today it is one of Europe's top ten financial centres, home to many of Scotland's leading businesses, and all set to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. For clients in this region, big or small, famous or not so, when it comes to drainage specialists, few others are as well placed as Lanes to provide such a professional and well resourced expertise.
Of course our reputation (formerly as Castlebrae and now as Lanes) goes before us. That means we’ve built up a loyal following amongst the commercial community. And, the huge amount of plant and people we have in place across Scotland means we offer the flexibility that our partners demand — being able to tackle projects at a moment’s notice and still keep up with our programmed obligations too.
This busy Lanes’ depot based in Castlemilk, just south of Glasgow and close to the B766, provides a reactive and proactive service across Strathclyde, Stirlingshire, Argyll and Bute, South Lanarkshire, East and South Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Dunbartonshire. So, whatever your drainage needs, whether you’re in Glasgow, Paisley, Hamilton, East Kilbride, Ayr, Kilmarnock and Motherwell, or Greenock, Dumbarton, Stirling, Falkirk and Dumfries, Lanes is your local drainage specialist.