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Lanes works on M74 Completion project

03/12/2010

Lanes for Drains has carried out specialist drainage works for the £445 million, five-mile extension to Scotland’s M74 motorway. The three-year project, scheduled for completion in 2011, is being handled by Interlink M74 JV, a joint venture of Morrison Construction, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Est and Sir Robert McAlpine. Initially contracted to reline 900mm diameter culverts…

Lanes guards against pollution with Aqua Sentry

11/10/2010

Lanes has joined forces with pollution prevention specialist Aqua Sentry to help organisations to avoid spillages and the contamination of watercourses. “Mistakes can be very costly” explains Aqua Sentry’s director Rob Staines. “For instance, contravening European Environmental Directive 2004/35/EC, which uses a ‘polluter pays’ principle, can result in unlimited fines or two years’ imprisonment.” According…

Lanes keeps Blackburn sweet

05/09/2009

Despite being slap bang in a town centre’s busy shopping area, a sewer rehabilitation project carried out by Lanes for Drains and Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUS) for United Utilities, was a resounding success thanks to a concerted programme of communications and meticulous traffic management. Every potentially affected business and shop, in MP Jack Straw’s…

A fishy tale for Lanes

27/06/2009

Today Durham Constabulary boasts a clean and healthy fishpond at its headquarters — thanks to Lanes for Drains, the local fish expert and a full pond ‘makeover’. But the pond, which has been a focal point for the local community since it was built in the early seventies, was not always something to be proud…

More reline firsts for Lanes

01/11/2008

Lanes for Drains notched up a double industry first by relining the foul water main suspended beneath the Conwy road bridge in North Wales. The sewer, which serves the historic castle town, was a pressurised pumped sewage main — a type which has not been relined before. And, to add to the challenge, the 300mm…