Manchester News

Hiking to the heights for cancer support


A team of have-a-go-hikers from Lanes Group plc will be challenging their fitness and head for heights by climbing one of England’s highest mountains in aid of charity. The colleagues who all work at the Lanes HQ and operational depot at Eccles, Greater Manchester, will climb Skiddaw, just north of Keswick, in Cumbria, in aid…


Lanes solves basement drainage blockages at iconic skyscraper


Drainage engineers at Lanes Group faced significant access challenges when called in to clean a basement drainage system at an iconic skyscraper. Wastewater service pipes beneath the Grade II-listed CIS Tower in Manchester, the tallest office block outside London, were becoming blocked. A team from the Lanes depot in Eccles, Greater Manchester, was commissioned by…

CIS Tower Manchester

Lanes supports contractor curing major road bottleneck


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc are coming to the end of a major programme of highways work to cure one of the worst road bottlenecks in the North West of England. They have been supporting Highways England’s main contractor, Costain, in the development of a new 4.5-mile section of the A556 trunk road between…

A556 Under construction from above

Lanes secures prison drainage cleaning and survey work


  Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have carried out a comprehensive drainage survey at a privately-run prison. Sodexo Justice Services commissioned Lanes Group’s Manchester depot to carry out the work at the category B Forest Bank prison, at Swinton, Salford, which can hold 1,460 male prisoners. Alistair Culpan, Assistant Facilities Manager for the prison, said:…

Forest Bank Prison Exterior

Drainage survey supports Bolton’s rail service boost


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have been doing some drain spotting, not train spotting, at Bolton Railway Station to help prepare for a £1 billion electrification of rail services. The comprehensive line and level survey across all platforms at the station in Station Street, Bolton, was carried out over five nights. A two-person CCTV drainage…

Bolton Planning Visuals 1

Lanes Group plots sewer route for Manchester’s 2CC tram line


Construction of a second Metrolink tram line through the heart of Manchester city centre is being supported by CCTV drainage surveys and sewer cleansing work delivered by Lanes Group. The national drainage and maintenance solutions specialist is plotting existing sewers and drains along the line of the 1.3km Second City Crossing (2CC). Drainage teams from…

Lanes Engineers at a Manchester City Centre Tram Crossing

Lanes Group team shows safety standards during culvert clean


Lanes Group has cleared 90 tonnes of silt and rubble from a large culvert to allow civil engineers to carry out a structural survey. A team of drainage engineers from the company’s depot in Eccles, Greater Manchester, worked on the seven-week project in Etruria, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Lanes Group, the national drainage and maintenance solution specialist, was commissioned…

Stoke on Trent Culvert Clean