Plymouth News

Lanes drainage expertise backs city bus and cycle boost


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have used their highway drain surveying expertise to support a scheme to improve bus travel, cycling and walking in the UK’s most densely populated city. They have carried out CCTV drainage surveys along two stretches of road in Portsmouth, Hampshire, for contractor Griffiths Engineering and Construction, which is making…

Dockland drainage survey reveals centuries-old secrets


Lanes Group drainage engineers have travelled back through centuries of British maritime history by looking into a sewer for a major dock development scheme. The team from Lanes Plymouth depot could plot layers of historical activity in the area by looking down a manhole into the remains of a hand-cut limestone culvert at the city’s…

Lanes backs Unity Through Sport fundraising drive


Want to sponsor one of the most creative sports-based fundraising organisations in the UK? That’s a slam dunk yes! The Plymouth depot of drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group plc has sponsored the shirts of the Dirty Rats basketball team, run by Unity Through Sport. The non-profit-making organisation, based in Plymouth, Devon, has raised over…

Lanes engineers help prepare naval memorial for Remembrance event


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have cleaned surface water gullies around one of the UK’s most important Naval memorials so it is ready for Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. 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…

Is it a record? Lanes creates wheelie big manhole


Drainage engineers at Lanes Group plc never tire of helping clients – especially if they get the chance to install the UK’s largest manhole. When the leading tyre service ATS Euromaster called to say it needed to replace a grill over a storm drain at one of its depots, Lanes quickly offered to help. The…

Highway interceptor emptying prepares for winter weather


Drainage engineers have cleaned highway interceptors on the A30 in Cornwall as part of a planned maintenance programme designed to reduce the risk of flooding during heavy rain. The teams based at Lanes Group plc’s depot in Plymouth, Devon, have been carrying out the work on the trunk road near Launceston on behalf of Ringway,…