Local Authority and Public Sector News

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…

Lanes expertise supports major community regeneration project

06/03/2015

Lanes Group drainage expertise is being used in major plan to regenerate an inner city area of Greater Manchester. The company’s engineers are carrying out a comprehensive package of drainage surveys on behalf of Pendleton Together, in Salford. Pendleton Together is a regeneration project launched in 2012 that will create 1,600 new homes and refurbish…

Lanes in UK drainage deal with care home maintenance service provider

25/02/2015

Lanes Group has agreed a deal to deliver a national drainage unblocking and repair service for one of the UK’s fastest growing care home maintenance solutions providers. Lanes, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist with depots at 23 locations across the country, is providing the reactive maintenance service for Real Contractor. The bulk of the…

Severn Trent Water gives Lanes pair 10 out of 10 for star effort

18/02/2015

Severn Trent Water has thanked and rewarded two Lanes drain blockage engineers after they received 10 customer commendations between them in just one month. Damon Reeves and Jack Looker are part of the Lanes operational team in Stafford, working on the wastewater network services contract for Severn Trent Water. They respond to drain blockage problems…