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Wates Developments is an expert in land, planning and joint ventures for residential developments throughout Southern England. Our financial strength, corporate stability and commitment to residential development make us a strong and attractive partner for both landowners and developers.
We are currently experiencing a period of both economic uncertainty and rapid change in the structure of the UK planning system. This increases the challenge ahead, but can also open up new opportunities before us. Our strong performance over recent years has been underpinned by the clarity of our strategy and our focus on what we do best. With over 2,600 acres of high quality land already under our control and ownership, we plan to grow our portfolio of land investments every year.
Powerful proposition for landowners
Our collaborative approach, planning expertise and commitment to sustainable development, coupled with our independence and robust balance sheet, create a powerful proposition for landowners seeking to optimise the value of their land.
Creative joint ventures with leading house builders
As well as investing in residential land and using our expertise to gain exceptional planning consents, a core element of Wates Developments’ business is to invest in the home building stage of the development process once planning is granted. We do this through 50:50 joint venture partnerships with some of the leading house builders in the country. This approach which combines our skills with the complementary expertise of our joint venture partners in the professional building and selling of new homes. Wates Developments brings both land and planning skills, strong financial stability, development experience to match our integrity and commitment to the sector.
Long term relationships based on trust, commitment and integrity
We bring to our partners a clear understanding of our role as an investor, seeking to create long term relationships based on trust. Our team focuses on core values in our approach to these partnerships, working hand in hand to deliver the best results for all our stakeholders.
Creating sustainable communities where people aspire to live
Our aim is to produce the best solutions to development opportunities ensuring every residential scheme makes a strong contribution to the local and wider community. At the same time we recognise our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of building and deliver sustainable new communities where people aspire to live.
Engagement is at the heart of what we do
Engagement and collaboration with all our partners and stakeholders is at the heart of how we work. Listening to and understanding the needs of a community is vital to our success and our team is highly experienced at managing these complex relationships to create the right residential solutions for each individual site.
related project stories
Wates takes top honour
Wates Group has taken home the top accolade in Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) 14th Awards for Excellence.
the Queen’s Awards
Wates receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.
Developments Brochure 2011
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