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11.03.14

Lanes Group wins LU repair role contract

Lanes Group, a supplier of specialist underground pipeline and utility services, has been awarded a new contract that makes it London Underground’s (LU) sole provider of reactive repair services for drainage, bridges and structures.

For six years Lanes Group has held a reactive drainage contract with LU, but this is the first time the company has won a reactive bridges and structures contract.

Matt Todd, Lanes Rail Division commercial director, said the previous work for LU generated about £2.3m in annual turnover, which he expects to increase by about 15% with the new three-year contract win.

“We will be taking on more frontline tradespeople, including handymen and bricklayers amongst others,” he added. “We will also be introducing our new e-management system to our JNP contracts, introducing efficiencies that will benefit the client in managing costs and increasing productivity.”

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