Offsite
Manufacturing

Using offsite manufacturing we can improve productivity, efficiency and safety in construction

Improving productivity, efficiency and quality.

Prism is our award-winning offsite manufacturing facility in Coventry. Here we realise the benefits of prefabrication, modularisation, offsite construction and integrated build solutions across a wide range of industry sectors. 

Our offsite capability allows us to deliver projects faster, more safely and to a higher standard. As an integrated part of our business, Prism is key to delivering the offsite manufacturing strategy for all our Mechanical and electrical solutions.

£3bn

delivering projects via the Government’s £3bn procurement framework

50

new schools built using modern methods of construction (MMC)

Sustainable, offsite manufacturing at our purpose built facility

MMC AND OUR NET ZERO JOURNEY

The benefits

Our investment in offsite manufacturing through our dedicated Prism facility in Coventry, demonstrates our long-term commitment to MMC. 

Sustainability, energy performance and environmental impact are more important than ever as we seek to become a net zero organisation. MMC offers faster construction, predictable delivery timescales, fewer defects, consistent quality and less energy use and waste. It also helps with whole-life carbon reduction.

We can create mechanical, electrical and plumbing assemblies as well as complex architectural designs offsite

Technical solutions to complex challenges

Recent advances in manufacturing mean we can now prefabricate and preassemble 80% of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) products offsite, as well as building components.

Examples include

  • Curved modular solutions for more challenging architectural buildings 
  • MEP multi-serviced low or high-level modules 
  • Packaged plantroom solutions 
  • Plant skids 
  • Prefabricated risers 
  • Service riser/utility cupboard solutions
Using innovative offsite manufacturing techniques on our private sector projects

Award winning MMC

Our work on the Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant in Cheshire, a project where MMC techniques as well as virtual reality were employed, was a recent recipient of the MMC Award at the Northwest Construction Awards.

The project was built entirely offsite, delivering a low carbon footprint and saving 19,000 working hours compared to more traditional construction methods. We also recruited local labour, through an offsite hub ten miles from the site. 

Using innovative offsite manufacturing techniques on our private sector projects
Offsite modular housing construction used on a development in Cardiff

MMC in housebuilding

MMC is being increasingly used in housebuilding, where offsite and modular manufacturing is maximising both material and human resources and dramatically reducing the duration of projects.

Read more about our use of MMC on our modular housebuilding project in Cardiff.

Offsite modular housing construction used on a development in Cardiff
Award winning offsite electrical and mechanical engineering

Awards and accreditations

  • Winners at the Offsite Awards five years in succession  
  • BSi accredited to international environmental standard ISO 14001:2015 
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification for all timber used in our products. 

CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

Want to be part of our team?

Quantity Surveyor

Location: Leeds

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 08-05-2024

Wates are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join our construction team in the Yorkshire region, focussing on high profile, technically complex projects across multiple sectors.If you are passionate about the commercial aspects of Construction and are looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.ABOUT THE ROLEOur Quantity Surveyors are a valuable part of our business, where they take ownership for the development and implementation of all pre and post contract strategies, commercial functions and contract reporting. Quantity Surveyors will have full accountability for their own work packages or projects and continue to work collaboratively with our customers and industry specialists with a firm focus on added value, compliance, commercial viability, and best practice.As our Quantity Surveyor you will:· Contribute to the project commercial strategies and take ownership for your own subcontract packages, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the implementation of internal and external tender strategies· Maximise project cashflow by effective management of subcontract packages· Contribute to relevant project procurement strategies with particular focus on the issuing of tender enquiries, package reconciliations and production of subcontract orders, whilst working with the Commercial Lead to agree main and subcontract final accounts.WHAT WE OFFER· Competitive salary & profit share scheme· Flexible working· Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade)· Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates)· Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more…· Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression.· Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity. To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/We are always looking for a variety of new talent to join our teams, to help us grow and innovate as a business. Although you may not have all of the skills listed, many of them may be transferable to other roles within the WATES Group.If you would like clarity on any of our vacancies, discuss career opportunities in strict confidence or need anything to make our recruitment process easier, please contact our In-House Recruitment Team directly or via recruitment@wates.co.uk and one of us will get in touch as soon as possible.As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships.

DfMA Manager

Location: Cambridge

Job Type: Operational

Application Deadline: 07-05-2024

Wates are looking for a DfMA to join our Construction team in the Cambridgeshire area focussing on high profile, technically complex projects across the MOJ sector.This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.ABOUT THE ROLEThe Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) Manager will control the design, manufacture, production and distribution of offsite manufactured components and assemblies. Working under the strategic leadership of the Head of DfMA, the role holder will directly support the business objective to increase the pre-manufactured value on projects and improve the products and processes used to deliver built assets. The DfMA manager will particularly focus on: precast concrete structures package and its interfaces with specialist ‘cast-in’ components off-site manufactured services modules (risers, skids, corridor modules etc)As our DfMA Manager you will: Manage the offsite supply chain to meet delivery programme. Linking to the Planners for JIT delivery/monitoring stock levelsCapacity mapping of all components. Set up a component tracking system/matrix which also identifies interdependencies and links to design freeze to ensure manufacturing slots are agreed. Design and set-up of field quality systems to support DfMA workflows. Work with the Contractor Alliance and our supply chain partners to develop levels of knowledge and experience, including lessons learnt, to help specify, develop and test products which are optimised for offsite manufacturing processes. Carry out quality inspections and compose technical reports.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade) Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression. Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/We are always looking for a variety of new talent to join our teams, to help us grow and innovate as a business. Although you may not have all of the skills listed, many of them may be transferable to other roles within the WATES Group.If you would like clarity on any of our vacancies, discuss career opportunities in strict confidence or need anything to make our recruitment process easier, please contact our In-House Recruitment Team directly or via recruitment@wates.co.uk and one of us will get in touch as soon as possible.As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships.Please note that candidates represented by Agencies will not be considered at this time.

Quantity Surveyor

Location: Cambridge

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 07-05-2024

Wates are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join our construction team in our Northern Home Counties region focussing on high profile, technically complex projects across multiple sectors.If you are passionate about the commercial aspects of Construction and are looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.ABOUT THE ROLEOur Quantity Surveyors are a valuable part of our business, where they take ownership for the development and implementation of all pre and post contract strategies, commercial functions and contract reporting. Quantity Surveyors will have full accountability for their own work packages or projects and continue to work collaboratively with our customers and industry specialists with a firm focus on added value, compliance, commercial viability, and best practice.As our Quantity Surveyor you will: Contribute to the project commercial strategies and take ownership for your own subcontract packages, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the implementation of internal and external tender strategies Maximise project cashflow by effective management of subcontract packages Contribute to relevant project procurement strategies with particular focus on the issuing of tender enquiries, package reconciliations and production of subcontract orders, whilst working with the Commercial Lead to agree main and subcontract final accounts.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & bonus Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade) Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression. Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/

Regional Social Value Manager

Location: Market Harborough

Job Type: SHEQ

Application Deadline: 07-05-2024

Wates Construction Major Projects are looking for a Regional Social Value Manager to join our MOJ team focussing on high profile, technically complex projects.This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.ABOUT THE ROLEThe Regional Social Value Manager (RSVM) sits as a key member of the regional leadership team and has responsibility for the successful implementation of the Social Value strategy which they will have designed in conjunction with Group/Business Unit Social Value leadership. As our Regional Social Value Manager you will: Work closely with Group/BU Social Value leadership to strategically develop and then ensure the successful delivery of Social Value strategy at a regional level. Regional leader for Social Value, guiding project teams and providing day to day supervision of the regional SV team ensuring the right capability and capacity of resource and motivated teams who are developed and given opportunity to progress. Accountable for providing accurate client/framework reports, board and QPR data, within agreed timescales and resolving any issues. Negotiate and manage the regional Social Value budget and finances including financial planning.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car * Travel covered to any of our sites* Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group) Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.


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