- why wates?
- our businesses
- project stories
- thought leadership
We have been restoring cultural and heritage buildings across the UK for more than 40 years. These buildings are a source of huge civic pride and identity, and make a valuable contribution to the community. Restoring them with respect, skill and a long-term view of how they will be used, is key to our success.
- Specialist expertise. All our project managers have extensive experience in the field. We also have in-house listed buildings experts, and an established, trusted supply chain for all refurbishment elements.
- Proven track record. We have worked on many prestigious Grade 1-listed museums, art galleries and historic landmark buildings, often with challenging logistical issues in live environments. Projects include Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Somerset House and Birmingham Town Hall.
- Long-term vision. We work closely with the client to maximise the ongoing usability and commercial viability of the building, while using modern technology to create innovative solutions that enhance the quality of the refurbishment.
- Community engagement. Where appropriate, local liaison helps create understanding of the restoration project and its benefits, while our in-house temporary works expertise ensures works are handled with sensitivity and minimum impact to the buildings around it.