Local Authority and Public Sector News

Lanes wins major contract to install super-fast broadband

20/01/2021

Lanes Group plc has been awarded construction contracts by CityFibre as part of a £1.5billion investment to roll out full fibre broadband in 27 towns and cities across the UK. The utility and drainage specialist is one of 15 contractors awarded regional contracts to carry out the work that will provide full fibre broadband to…

Durham selects Lanes Group as a drainage service provider

18/10/2017

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…

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Culvert desilting reduces flooding risk in East London borough

16/10/2017

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…

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Lanes Group drainage surveys support spine road development

04/06/2015

Lanes Group has been commissioned to clean and survey the drainage system for a new spine road being built to join hundred homes and the local communities together on the site of a former steelworks. The road is being built by civil engineering contractor McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd at the former Brymbo steelworks site in Wrexham, north Wales. Local…

Lanes drainage know-how helps curb major road hazard

20/03/2015

Lanes Group drainage expertise is helping prepare for road safety improvements at a junction where accidents have resulted in two fatalities. The company’s engineers have carried out a full highways drainage survey at an intersection on the A1306 in Havering, East London. Havering Borough Council commissioned the Lanes London depot at Rainham to do the…

UV lining technology used to cure rural road flood problem

20/03/2015

Lanes Group has rehabilitated surface water drainage along a rural road using ultraviolet lining technology – curing major flooding problems. The work demonstrated the benefits of ultraviolet (UV) relining, which can be more easily deployed in areas where access is difficult. Lancashire Council commissioned Lanes Group to reline the surface water drain along the tree-lined…