In this issue of Best Practice, BP Recommends Lanes Group for its exemplary drainage solution services and emerging EV installation charging points
As the UK’s largest independent drainage and wastewater specialist, the company has been providing expert planned and reactive services for thousands of businesses for over thirty years. With over 2,300 employees and an annual turnover of £220 million, has continued to offer an unparalleled service portfolio.
These services include: drainage surveys, sewer unblocking, sewer cleaning, excavation and repair, and advanced sewer rehabilitation, including no-dig pipe lining. Lanes provides a wide range of support services for many of the major UK water companies, including Thames Water, Severn Trent, Yorkshire Water, Scottish Water and Northumbrian Water and the recently acquired Irish drainage contractor: AQS Environmental.
However, Lanes is more than a drainage and wastewater services company, demonstrated through its rail division providing reactive and planned station maintenance and rail projects and award-winning Reline Division’s expertise in sewer rehabilitation.
The latest diversification is facilities management services across the London Underground and the recently launched industrial cleaning division. A further growing major new addition is Lanes Infrastructure (Lanes-i), one of the UK’s fastest growing broadband infrastructure installers. With a turnover of £100million, the company is now turning its attention to installing fast-charging points for electric vehicles (EV.)
We spoke to Jacob Larkin: Marketing Coordinator to find out more about where Lanes Group is heading,
“We are always keen to emphasis the advantages of the way Lanes services are delivered through a national network of 21 depots, from the north of Scotland to Plymouth in Devon. This gives our customers a friendly and efficient local team to deliver the drainage services they need. But also access to additional expertise and capabilities, which can be mobilised flexibly both regionally and nationally, for programmes of work of any scope and size. It is, in my view, a unique service offer.
We will be continuing to grow our presence in all main commercial sectors, with a continued focus on utilities and transport. For utilities, that translates to water, energy, and broadband infrastructure.
For transport, we will further our focus on highways, rail, and rapid charger installation. For example, for the highways sector, in the last 12 months, we’ve opened a national data processing centre in Manchester to guarantee the fastest, most accurate and detailed highways drainage survey reporting service in the UK.”
The Manchester-based National Highways Surveying Centre gives cutting-edge cloud-based drainage survey and data processing results in real-time, protecting assets across major road networks.
No stranger to industrial recognition, Lanes was a 2019 finalist in the Specialist CN Awards and 2022 Partner of the Year finalist in the Utility Week awards for its gamechanger drainage vehicle: Van Pack 2.0.
Furthermore, in addition to the Irish drainage contractor: AQS Environmental, Lanes has also acquired Sapphire Utility Solutions, which is opening up new ventures for Lanes in gas network and clean water systems maintenance.
Looking ahead to the next year, Lanes is poised to maintain its best-in-class position,
“We work diligently to recruit the right people across a competitive labour market. But, as a market leader, with strong values, we continue to attract the motivated and skilled people we need. We also have strong in-house training programmes, so people with talent and drive can expect excellent career opportunities at Lanes.”
Lanes Group will be at Highways UK:
19819 October 2023, NEC, Birmingham.
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