Chester News

20 years of service and still enjoying the drainage challenge


“I never want to leave a site thinking another team could come in here and do what I couldn’t.” Ray Hipkiss is determined that no stone will be left unturned, no manhole unlifted, to get the job done. It’s a determination not based on bravado, but on more than 20 years of service at Lanes…

Welcome to the drainage industry – my world of work


The phrase ‘a woman working in a man’s world’ is fast becoming less and less relevant says Lanes area development manager Sian Wyn Jones, if her experience is anything to go by. To mark International Women’s Day, we’re showcasing the work of women who work at Lanes, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist. Sian has…

Drainage survey key step for waste-to-energy plant


A drainage survey carried out by Lanes Group plc has been an essential step towards development of a new waste-to-energy plant. Drainage engineers based at the Lanes Chester depot completed the two weeks of drain and sewer investigations at the site in Northwich, Cheshire. Lanes has been commissioned by demolition specialist Scudder Demolition, part of…

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Lane’s know-how supports highest resurfacing standards


Drain cleaning technology and expertise from Lanes Group is helping Tarmac deliver optimum highway maintenance services for local authorities in the North West. The company’s advanced jet vac tankers are being used to clear surplus aggregates from highway gullies and drainage channels. Local authorities are increasingly keen to ensure highway drainage remains clear to maintain…