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Construction milestone reached on new Blackburn free school

11 February, 2016

Construction milestone reached on new Blackburn free school

Building work on the new Olive School in Blackburn reached its midway point this week as main contractor, Wates Construction, completed the steel frame of the two-storey primary school on Meins...

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Wates adds to work at Central Square with PwC fit-out

10 February, 2016

Wates adds to work at Central Square with PwC fit-out

Wates Construction, the main contractor building the £100m speculative office scheme at Central Square, is continuing its role at the development with a £5m package of interior fit-out works for...

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10 February, 2016

Wates embarks on growth strategy in Cumbria

Wates Construction, currently building BAE Systems’ Strategic Bulk Store (SBS) in Barrow-in-Furness, has commenced the next step in its growth plan and confirmed its intended...
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5 February, 2016

Fresh approach to repairs for Birmingham council tenants

Birmingham’s council tenants will soon benefit from an improved repairs and maintenance service following an intensive evaluation process that also sees massive savings estimated at...
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1 February, 2016

New Wates journal features interview with top UK Architect Simon Allford

Simon Allford, founding partner of AHMM, shares his insight on the relationship between buildings and people in the launch issue of Wates’ new company journal, Inspire. Featuring...
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29 January, 2016

Wates Giving Donates £5,000 to the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team

Wates Giving, the charitable programme run up by the Wates Family, has donated £5,000 to the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team. The charity is based in near Penistone, South Yorkshire...
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28 January, 2016

Wates Construction appointed to deliver £8m Bournemouth school

Wates Construction has signed a contract worth approximately £8m with Bournemouth Borough Council for the creation of a brand new building for St Peter’s School in Southbourne....
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28 January, 2016

Helen Bunch joins the Board of Morgan Advanced Materials

Helen Bunch, Managing Director of Wates Smartspace has been appointed as Non-Executive Director to the board of Morgan Advanced Materials, with effect from 24 February 2016. The...
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