As specialists in the education sector, Wates has a wealth of experience in delivering outstanding facilities around the country and has delivered over £400m worth of academies up to date.

Our extensive experience in the education sector guarantees: 

Quality – Our Academies are a true reflection of the sponsors’ ethos. Our teams are focused on meeting the individual requirements of each Academy through an established approach to engagement.

Time – Our proven processes ensure we can deliver to the necessary deadlines, as demonstrated by our ability to start on site in a record 19 weeks on Campsmount Technology College in Doncaster.

Value – We offer a pragmatic approach to delivery of affordable solutions, driven by the close consultation with the client and early engagement of our supply chain and specialist consultants. Absolute cost certainty is guaranteed.

Flexibility – We deliver buildings with modern, flexible learning spaces that support both individual and group learning, and ensure the students of today and future generations can have an outstanding education experience.

Recently Wates have been successful in securing a number of high profile Academy projects.  Due to complete in 2012, Campsmount Technology College is a huge success and was chosen as the pilot scheme for the new rapid procurement process for Academies.

Additionally, it was used as the case study for the key recommendations of the Sebastian James Review of Education Capital.  Wates has taken this leading edge thinking from Campsmount to successfully secure further Academy projects including:

  • Outwood Academy, Doncaster
  • De Warenne Academy, Doncaster
  • Dixon Allerton Academy, Bradford
  • E-ACT Crest Academy, Brent
  • Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, Stoke
  • Discovery Academy, Stoke


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