Lanes wins drainage contract from Cambridgeshire police

Lanes Group plc drainage engineer carrying out CCTV survey

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has selected Lanes Group plc to maintain the drainage systems at all its police stations.

The force has awarded Lanes a contract to carry out planned and reactive maintenance for the next three years.

The contract, offered by competitive tender, covers all drain and sewer blockage and repair work at 18 station buildings across Cambridgeshire.

Lanes Group Development Director Richard Leigh said: “We are very pleased have been selected by Cambridge Constabulary to do this very important work.

“The force is a 24/7 operation, and it’s vital that its police stations are maintained to a very high standard. That applies to drainage infrastructure, just as much as every other part of the building.

“We stand ready to deliver an excellent service, at any time of the day or night, to respond to any drain blockage, repair or rehabilitation task necessary.”

The drainage maintenance contract will be managed by Lanes’ St Neots depot. It can also draw on other expertise and specialist services offered by the UK’s largest independent drainage company.

Richard Leigh said: “We were able to demonstrate that our team at St Neots, as with colleagues all our 24 depots, operate the very latest drainage vehicles and equipment and work to the highest standards.

“A fast, effective response combined with excellent health and safety, are priorities. Our no-dig technology, both for drain diagnostics and repair, should prove a big asset, as the security requirements at police stations demand the least possible disruption to every-day operations.”

Services the Lanes St Neots drainage team will deliver and co-ordinate, as needed, include CCTV drainage surveying, septic tank emptying, emergency drain unblocking, surface water channel and gully cleaning, and gutter cleaning.

The Cambridgeshire Constabulary contract is one of a growing number of regional drainage maintenance contracts won by Lanes in recent months.

Richard Leigh said: “Our commitment to invest in the best training and best equipment, so we can deliver a full range of drainage services from one depot, or a regional network of depots, is valued by our customers. We always have the capacity and capability to deliver.”

Lanes is the Construction News Specialist Contractor of the Year 2017, and won the Construction News Health and Safety Excellence Award 2017. It also holds the RoSPA Gold Medal for occupational health and safety.

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