Intelligent and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings.

Wates Construction

Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality.

We find the most innovative and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings while working in true collaboration with our customers, consultants, supply chain partners and the communities in which we work to deliver projects on time and on budget.

Led by influential and knowledgeable experts who understand the needs of our customers, we can deliver highly complex structures in live operational and constrained environments. Supported by our series of dedicated customer delivery programmes, we ensure we’re delivering on the promises we make throughout every stage of your build.

We have a proven track record in all our core markets: commercial and mixed use developments, education and student accommodation, heritage, local authority frameworks, inner-city residential, senior living, industrial and research, we’re also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.

We complete design and build projects using the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies and our own in-house pre-construction and Wates Building Services capability to deliver exceptional buildings, every time.

Design and Construct

As expert design and construction integrators, we have dedicated teams offering a fully coordinated preconstruction service enabling us to facilitate the design vision of your build.

At Wates we understand and embrace the value of your design, ensuring the transition into construction via procurement, manufacture and fabrication is as seamless as possible. Our approach of engaging early with  design allows us to influence design solutions when they will create the best value for the client.

Wates Building Services

With a dedicated in-house Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) delivery service, Wates Building Services (WBS), we can combine greater commerciality with an integrated approach across our supply chain.

This replaces traditional M&E procurement on some of Wates Construction’s projects, working with specialist sub-contractors to implement a tailored approach on a project-by-project basis. This in-house platform complements our established external supply chain and with our specialist in-house WBS technical teams fully integrated with the Wates Construction team, we can deliver greater value.


At Wates, we use Building Information Modelling (BIM) to generate, share and manage information collaboratively with our customers and supply chain.

Through the creation of digital models, we are able to validate and coordinate design information, improve procurement, reduce waste and maximise delivery efficiency to provide cost and time benefits for our clients. Working toward industry best practice, Wates have already orchestrated the completion of the Ministry of Justice’s BIM best practice guidelines, in conjunction with other partners.

Focused Sector Expertise

With dedicated teams throughout the UK across all sectors, Wates puts experts at the forefront of all our projects ensuring seamless expert delivery and handover.

Industrial and Research
Government and Frameworks
Higher Education
Student Accommodation
Care homes
Retail and leisure

Would you like to learn more?

Simon Wilkinson

Business Development Director



Jeff Yeates

Business Development Director

Northern Home Counties


Natasha Cottell

Business Development Manager

Southern Home Counties


James Willis

Business Development Manager



Freddie Whitehead

Business Development Manager

North East


Christian Bailey

Business Development Manager

North West