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Steve Yazdabadi Managing Director

As a lead for the Wates team in the Middle East Steve has been intimately involved in many local projects in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain including schools, leisure and military works.

Prior to moving out to Abu Dhabi as Director for the Middle East, Steve was Wates PFI Director. Steve’s expertise in PFI led to Wates Construction becoming one of the largest deliverers of academic PFI projects in the UK.

Successes include Luton BSF (over £250 million of improvement to the educational estate) Slough schools PFI (where Wates built one of largest special education needs schools in Europe). Under Steve, Wates had grown to manage a portfolio of 26 schools providing services including full facilities management, maintenance, finance and construction.

Steve’s keen interest in affordable housing has seen success in the pathfinder Reading Housing PFI and latterly Kirklees housing PFI.

Previously Steve established "Wates Project Services” a project management which went on to deliver projects for many clients including successful concept stores for Boots and a following national role out. 

Steve has over 27 years experience in the construction industry, many of those years for Wates. His international experience includes India, Australia, and North America.

call me on: +971 56 1079277