- why wates?
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World class buildings provide an environment to deliver education excellence for every child. We provide space where students want to grow and learn – where they are safe and inspired to achieve their potential.
Our industry leading specialist project teams are committed to delivering on time and on budget every time and safely. They ensure quality and performance targets are met and exceeded, while supporting the customer and users throughout the process.
Primary schools are also increasingly the focus of the local community, providing for extended community use and other local services. This demands fresh thinking and effective consultation to ensure the building delivers for the whole community. We have delivered 35,000 school and college places in the last 4 years and our experience and expertise adds value to the project and ensures it is a positive experience for everyone involved.
We have a thorough understanding of the government’s Every Child Matters programme, and we work closely with the school during the design phase to create a safe and supportive environment to support the children’s wellbeing. We are experienced in creating facilities that can be integrated into the wider community - accommodating co-location services, for the benefit of children and families within the local community. We are also a leading provider of special educational needs schools.
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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.
Wates is one of the most financially secure companies in the construction sector. We have significant liquidity, no reliance on external funding and no toxic assets.
Secure employment is at the heart of sustainable communities. At a time with increasing unemployment especially with young people, businesses have a greater role to play in society.