Client:  Lanes Group

Product:  Custom-built 7 metre cylinder

Location:  Slough, UK

Assignment:  Smart training facility

Date:  2016

Lanes Group, which manages a 68,000-mile waste water network for Thames Water, wanted to find a way to fast-track the training of its maintenance teams – by immersing them in life-like scenarios.

We worked with them to create a smart training facility based on a custom-built 7 metre cylinder.

In batches of 15-people at a time, new recruits are able to interact with more than 40 training films.  Since the introduction of the Igloo, Lanes has reported on more effective training and improved retention of new recruits.

“With the Igloo, you get that group feel, so you get to engage with other members of your team, you can see their reactions, and you discuss things as you go through the programmes. I think that’s the reason why the Igloo really works.”
Andrew MacCuish, Head of HSQE, Lanes Group

Lanes for Drains, 2016