2017 News

Drainage clean helps preserve Grade 1 Naval Memorial


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have carried out an extensive programme of drainage cleaning at one of the UK’s most important Naval war memorials. The CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, on The Hoe, in the centre of the city, commemorates the 23,184 sailors who lost their lives at sea during World War 1 and World…


Intrepid Lanes team braves Lakeland storm in charity climb


A brave band of Lanes Group plc colleagues overcame high winds and driving rain to climb one of the Lake District’s highest peaks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The 14 Lanes employees challenged themselves against storm-force winds to reach the 931-metre summit of Skiddaw, and, in doing so, raised more than £6,000 for the…

Skiddaw Team at Summit

Durham selects Lanes Group as a drainage service provider


Durham Country Council has awarded a seven-year contract to Lanes Group plc to prove specialist drainage services. Lanes, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, has been selected by competitive tender to join the local authority’s operated plant framework. It is now one of a number of suppliers that county council’s officers can select, based on…


New operational structure drives customer service and growth


Four of the five new Lanes Group Regional Operations Managers: left to right: South West Region, Andrew Doe; South East Region, Paul Monck; Scottish Region, Stevie Fairbairn; North East Region, Manager Paul Remmer. Drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has introduced a new operational structure designed to support improved customer delivery and accelerate plans for growth….


Culvert desilting reduces flooding risk in East London borough


Drainage engineers have removed more than 15 tonnes of silt and other waste from a culvert to reduce flooding risks in an East London borough. Blockages in the 1200mm-diameter culvert in Havering had resulted in several cases of localised flooding, inconveniencing residents. As a result, Havering Borough Council commissioned Lanes Group’s East London depot to…


Panoramo SI proves its worth with major deep shaft survey


Lanes Group plc has used advanced camera survey technology to dramatically cut the cost, time and inconvenience to the public of surveying more than 100 deep sewer shafts. A two-person team used an IBAK Panoramo SI camera to complete full inspection surveys of more than 100 manholes across Broadstairs and Ramsgate, Kent, in just two…


New West London depot establishes “strong base” in first year


A new operational depot established to deliver specialist drainage services to customers in West London and the Thames Valley has made good progress in its first year. Lanes Group Development Director Richard Leigh said the depot, in Slough, Berkshire, is developing a growing portfolio of clients across a range of sectors, including local government, highways…


New utility vehicle app transforms fleet management


A new app being used by drivers to carry out and digitally record daily vehicle safety checks has transformed the effectiveness of Lanes Utilities’ wastewater fleet management. The Vehicle Check-Out app allows drivers to complete the mandatory checks quickly and effectively, and report defects in a way that is fully compliant with latest vehicle inspection…