london and south east

Wates has been part of the London construction industry for over 100 years. We have an annual turnover of over £275m across all our main sectors including education, Government and commercial offices and affordable housing.

With over 450 employees we have a broad range of skills that can be combined to create the ideal project team across a broad range of capabilities. From heritage works to frameworks, innovative new build Academy projects to Decent Home refurbishments. Our expert pre-construction and design teams ensure that we deliver the best possible project in the best possible time frame, to a high quality and safely.

Major projects include:

  • Canterbury College – a two phase £40m further education project
  • Eastbourne Terrace – Commercial office-block design and build project worth £18m
  • East Surrey College – design and build project worth £42.9m
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea – a new build facility worth £23m that required enormous attention to detail with heritage finishes
  • Peabody Framework – 5 year Decent Homes programme which encompasses 36 estates across London, totalling 3,500 properties worth £40m
  • Haringey Framework – £35m Decent Homes framework over five years
  • London and Quadrant, Stratford Eye – a flagship new build of a 19 storey towerblock
  • John Lewis, Oxford Street – £3.5m fit out of live trading store
  • Boots – £5m fit out of Boots’ flagship store at Westfield shopping centre in White City, London 
related project stories

East Surrey College

Wates Construction successfully handed over the main building of East Surrey College in June 2010, allowing students to begin using their new facility for the start of the new...
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Haringey Community Centre, London

Part of Wates’ larger £230 million Decent Homes programme in the London borough, a dilapidated community centre was completely overhauled for use by local residents.It also doubled...

Project X2, Hatton Cross

Against all odds: Challenging Heathrow project rises above obstacles Client: Brixton plc  Project: Construction of industrial development adjacent to Heathrow...

Stratford Eye

We managed out substantial risk for L&Q on the project by negotiating complex access and engineering issues, due to the physical constraints of the site. These included adjacent...

John Lewis, Bluewater

Project value: £11.9mSize: 275,000 sq ftA flagship store for John Lewis, Wates converted the basement to create a foodhall and modernised the existing store. A major refurbishment...