Archive for the 'Wastewater & Drainage' Category

Wastewater network ‘fit to fly’ at former RAF base

wastewater network lanes groupDrainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have helped a water company survey and upgrade the wastewater network across a former RAF base that is being transformed into a ‘garden village’.

A team from the drainage specialist’s St Neots depot was commissioned by Icosa Water to carry out an extensive programme of investigation, repair, and rehabilitation work at the old RAF Raynham airbase. The 158-acre site, five miles south of Fakenham, in Norfolk, has become a flourishing rural community, with 170 homes and 20 businesses, since the RAF closed the airbase in 1994. Continue reading...

Pipe lining preserves drains at historical town hall

Pipe Lining Lanes For DrainsThe drainage system at one of Sheffield’s most iconic buildings has been rehabilitated with an extensive programme of remote structural repairs.

Sheffield City Council commissioned Lanes Group plc to carry out the planned drain maintenance work at the Grade I Listed Sheffield Town Hall.

Drainage engineers from the Lanes Sheffield depot have installed 64 structural liners in pipes beneath the 120-year-old civic building in the centre of the city. Continue reading...

New abstraction app a “game changer” for water industry

Lanes Utilities has developed an app that promises to revolutionise the way water abstraction is carried out by wastewater companies.

The app pinpoints 130,000 abstraction points across the Thames Water region and key neighbouring areas.

It promises to greatly reduce the risk of illegal water abstraction, support significant improvement in water leak detection, improve the safety and efficiency of wastewater operations, and reduce the cost of policing illegal abstractions. Continue reading...

Lanes in electric car first for sustainable drainage service

Lanes Group plc has taken delivery of its first electric car to support its strategy of delivering sustainable utility wastewater and drainage services.

It now has a BMW i3 to support its front-line teams – with supervising staff using it to visit worksites and attend client meetings.

The electric car, sporting eye-catching Lanes livery, has been contract hired by Lanes Scotland, for use in and around Glasgow. A second car is on order to operate in Edinburgh. Continue reading...

Why water deregulation has left some customers “high and dry” when it comes to basic water maintenance & detection services

SW based water and sewerage repair service business Pipefix is experiencing a steady stream of customers who, since the introduction of deregulation on 1 April 2017, are finding the everyday maintenance services performed by the old water companies including leak detection and repair, step-testing, tank cleaning and valve testing are no longer available. This is because the new retailers set up to sell water directly to customers in a competitive environment do not have any service delivery capability. Continue reading...

Lanes Group wins major Transport for London FM contract

Lanes Group plc has won a contract to provide facilities maintenance services for the London Underground.

The five-year contract, with an option for a three-year extension, is the third maintenance contract awarded by Transport for London (TfL) to Lanes Group in four months.

The contract covers all building maintenance work along underground lines, as well as depots, train crew accommodation, engineering works and power sites. Continue reading...

Lanes Group plc wins 8th prestigious RoSPA Gold Award

Lanes Group plc has is won a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for the 8th year in a row.

The achievement means the UK’s largest independent drainage and wastewater maintenance specialist retains its RoSPA Gold Medal, awarded for achieving multiple consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents annual award scheme, now in its 61styear, is one of the most rigorous and prestigious tests of health and safety in the UK. Continue reading...

Lanes director Andy Brierley wins water industry People Award

Lanes Group Director Andy Brierley has won a national award that recognises people who have made an outstanding contribution to the water utility industry.

He was presented with the Future Water Association People Award at an annual award lunch held in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, on Thursday 23 February.

The award recognises individuals who have “gone the extra mile” for the benefit of the water utility industry, either through charity work or outstanding service to their organisation or its stakeholders. Continue reading...

AQS Environmental Solutions wins Fleet Transport Award

lanesgroupAQS Environmental Solutions has won a Fleet Transport Award for its work to develop sustainable systems for transporting and managing waste.

It was named the winner in the Environment category, which recognises companies that show excellence in developing responsible and innovative strategies and processes in fleet transport management.

AQS Environmental Solutions, one of Ireland’s leading drainage and wastewater utility specialists, has its headquarters in Thurles, Tipperary, with bases also in Limerick and Cork. Its services are used extensively in the agriculture, food and drink, manufacturing, facilities management, construction and utilities industries. Continue reading...

Lanes makes sure drainage is fit for exercise revolution

LanesfordrainsDrainage expertise from Lanes Group is helping the development of the latest health trend – getting fit on a budget.

The company is supporting design and build specialist Sivil Group as it works with Pure Gym to open its fitness centres across the south east of England.

Pure Gym is one of the fastest growing health and fitness companies in the UK, thanks to demand for its gyms, which are designed to be low-price and easy-access but high quality. Continue reading...




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