John Lord Group

The John Lord group of companies comprises John L. Lord & Son Limited, Canal Engineering Limited and SLS Design Consultants Limited.

Canal Engineering Ltd

Realising the Possibilities of Modern Metals

At Canal Engineering lies a heritage of design innovation, quality manufacture and efficient installation that stretches back to its formation in 1924.

All drawing, manufacture and installation is completed by Canal Engineering employees. Having in-house structural engineering consultants also means they can offer design help and advice from the very early stages of any metalwork project.

Often the requirements of a project extend beyond the metalwork: Canal Engineering will take responsibility for the supply and installation of everything required; for example glass, timber or plastic, and liaison with other trades and contractors.

Production facilities include state of the art manufacturing machinery and equipment in Nottingham in the UK. All employees are qualified in all aspects of factory and site work and have the expertise to design and manufacture a diverse range of stainless steel and metal products. Canal Engineering has developed from a family culture to one that embraces modern management and manufacturing techniques. Today, there are around 100 employees in the Canal Engineering team.

Every member of the team has specialist skills, experience and expertise that contribute to the continued success of the company across the five separate divisions;


Innovations in architectural metalwork for staircases, balustrades, signage and sculptures

From commercial Heathrow Terminal five to residential dwellings: Architectural metalwork beyond expectation. Your assigned project manager will liaise with you from the initial design stage to final installation of your architectural metalwork; be it the O2 Arena or a single flight of stairs: architectural metalwork is at the heart of Canal Engineering.


Stainless steel drainage, wall cladding, kerbing, protection and hygienic equipment

ASPEN is a high quality range of long lasting durable, specialist stainless steel products. Whatever the demands of your industrial process; you can rely on ASPEN to withstand the rigor and conform to ever increasing standards of hygiene: ASPEN Stainless designed and manufactured in the UK.


Safe Access for high level safe access systems for industry

Tanker access steps and platforms and high level pallet loading barriers that are reliable and easy to operate. The AJAX Righthite range is a world leader with units regularly being supplied to countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America: AJAX high level vehicle access and safe loading equipment.


Training Academy; fully EAL accredited training and assessment Centre

Providing the finest fabrication and welding training courses at the Canal Engineering manufacturing site in Nottingham. CEATA offers a range of courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of a person looking for a new career or to certify their employees to British standards.


Contract Services; outsourced maintenance for large factory operations

IMPERIAL Contract Services is able to offer the finest range of highly skilled engineers, trades and workers to install, maintain and repair machinery and equipment in large factory environments. Outsourcing to IMPERIAL Contract Services allows you to focus on your business whilst we provide all the services you need to ensure the continuous running your operations.

SLS Design Consultants Ltd

SLS Design Consultants Limited was founded in 2008 with the aim of providing a full range of Civil and Structural Engineering Consulting Services to clients throughout the UK.

The firm acts as consulting engineers to architects, building contractors and project managers to provide structural designs for a wide range of high value projects within many sectors of the construction industry including Commercial, Retail, Industrial, Infrastructure, Education, Health and Residential.

The directors of SLS, David Smith and Tony Simpson, have a particularly strong reputation for delivering an excellent service on both new-build and refurbishment producing innovative structural design solutions.

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