Lanes Group, which manages a 68,000-mile wastewater 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.

In 2019, we returned to Lanes to undertake an in-depth case study exploring the benefits of the Shared VR system as part of the company’s wider Health & Safety and Learning & Development initiatives – you can find it on our site.