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Lanes wins drainage contract from Cambridgeshire police
Cambridgeshire Constabulary has awarded Lanes Group the contract to carry out planned and reactive maintenance on the drainage systems at all its police stations 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.
"We are very pleased have been selected by Cambridge Constabulary to do this very important work," says Lanes Group development director Richard Leigh.
"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.
"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," explains Richard.
"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.
"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," adds Richard. "We always have the capacity and capability to deliver."
23rd November 2017