Southampton News

Drainage maintenance boost for city’s highway system

05/01/2018

Lanes Group plc has completed a three-year programme of maintenance work to survey, clean, and repair strategic highway drainage pipes across Portsmouth. Teams from the drainage specialist’s Eastleigh depot worked with Colas to carry out surveys, desilting, and repairs along 20 kilometres of large-diameter highway drains. Colas, which manages highway infrastructure for Portsmouth City Council…

CCTV Camera robot used by engineer in full PPE

There is no chance of missing this 25th anniversary

21/12/2017

It’s big, it’s bright pink – and it’s 25 years since the company that has become Britain’s biggest independent drainage specialist was launched. Lanes Group plc is celebrating its first quarter of a Century of unblocking Britain’s sewers by sending out two specially liveried new jet vac tankers onto the nation’s roads. Dodgy drains and…

A Pink Jet Vac Tanker

New operational structure drives customer service and growth

16/10/2017

Four of the five new Lanes Group Regional Operations Managers: left to right: South West Region, Andrew Doe; South East Region, Paul Monck; Scottish Region, Stevie Fairbairn; North East Region, Manager Paul Remmer. Drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has introduced a new operational structure designed to support improved customer delivery and accelerate plans for growth….

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Mick achieves highest ambition for charity

09/08/2017

CCTV drainage engineer Mick Bradley realised a life-long ambition and raised hundreds of pounds for a local cancer charity when he reached the highest point in the UK. Mick, who works at the Lanes Group Eastleigh depot, near Southampton, took up the challenge to walk to the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland in aid…

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Lanes achieves FORS Bronze transport standard for UK fleet

04/05/2016

Lanes Group has achieved, through re-auditing, the Bronze accreditation for its UK transport fleet under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The company first achieved FORS Bronze in 2014, and successfully passed its annual audit in March – demonstrating that it sets nationally recognised safety and operational management standards. The FORS scheme is operated by…

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Speedy jetting service supports superfast broadband

18/04/2016

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have swapped sewer pipes for digital ducting to help create the UK’s superfast broadband network. A team from the Lanes depot at Eastleigh in Hampshire has spent 10 months supporting a broadband company install the vital internet and telephony cabling in Dorset and Hampshire. Working for Avonline Broadband, they cleaned…

Matt Griffith with CityFlex Vehicle

Lanes no dig technology keeps traffic flowing in Bracknell

05/09/2014

Trenchless drain rehabilitation technology powered by ultraviolet light is keeping the traffic flowing along vital commuter routes in a busy Berkshire town while the road system is being improved. Lanes Group team based in Eastleigh in Hampshire has completed two major no dig drain reline projects in Bracknell as part of a programme of works…

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