A leading UK construction, development & property services company
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Creating tomorrow together

The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately-owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4,000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors.

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Our purpose

Every successful business understands its defining purpose and the goals it strives to achieves. This is usually described as vison and values.

At Wates, these are articulated through our Guiding Framework, which shapes everything we do. It helps drive our purpose of ‘Together we inspire better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow’.

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A proud history since 1897

Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Wates professional family shareholders are committed to growing the Wates Group in a sustainable way with a view to handing over to the next generation.

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Work for Wates

At Wates, we are driven by our purpose of inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow. Its a bold commitment and we need the right people from whatever background to help us make this happen.

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