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Financial close reached on first Barking, Dagenham & Newham priority school

20 July, 2015

Financial close reached on first Barking, Dagenham & Newham priority school

Wates Construction and the Education Funding Agency (EFA) have reached financial close on the £22.8m Little Ilford School in Newham; the first in the Barking, Dagenham and Newham batch of the...

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2 April, 2014

Wates awarded £37m contract to build North West 4 batch of priority schools

Wates Construction has been named as the successful bidder for the North West 4 batch of six privately-funded schools to be built under the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP).The contract...

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18 February, 2014

Watford students get glimpse into school’s bright future

Students of Garston Manor School in Watford have taken time out of the classroom this week to join Wates Construction on site of their brand new £4.7m school building on Horseshoe...
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31 January, 2013

Wates announced as contractor for Midlands priority schools

Wates Construction has been appointed by the Department for Education to deliver an approximately £36m contract in Coventry, as part of the Priority Schools Building Programme. The...
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15 December, 2011

Essex County Council announces Wates as preferred bidder for three school builds

Essex County Council has chosen Wates to become its preferred bidder for three design and build school schemes in Essex.  The schools are James Hornsby High School,...
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11 March, 2011

New school building model addresses urgent need for more school places

New solution from Wates and Capita Symonds cuts construction phase of new school delivery from typically 60 weeks to just 36 weeksIncludes a solution for converting existing...
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7 February, 2011

Wates unveils its last legacy at Birchwood College

With construction complete and students settled, Wates Construction conducted its final sign-off at Birchwood Community High School this week, in a ceremony to officially open the...
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23 September, 2010

£34 million transformation gets underway at Luton schools

Two of Luton's secondary schools are about to undergo major transformations benefitting over two thousand local children.Wates Construction is starting work at both Lealands and...
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