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: Cambridge

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

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/

Senior Planner

Location: Market Harborough

Job Type: Planning

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

Wates Construction are looking for a Senior Planner to join our Major Projects Construction Team in the Midlands where we are focussing on a high profile, technically complex project. If you are passionate about working within a team environment, have proven analytical and planning skills 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 Planners are a valuable part of our business, the focus of this role is to provide an effective and professional planning and programming services for pre-contract and project teams.As our Principal Planning Manager you will: Instigate and monitor a balanced suite of performance measurement criteria throughout a project’s lifecycle Ensure proper integration of design and procurement elements of programmes with construction Produce integrated tender programme and method statement and present proposals to settlement meeting Change management: review programme effect of changes and advise on EOT issues Produce schedules as well as obtain and analyse quotes for all time-related preliminaries 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. 

Senior Planner

Location: Market Harborough

Job Type: Planning

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

Wates Construction are looking for a Senior Planner to join our Major Projects Construction Team in the Midlands where we are focussing on a high profile, technically complex project. If you are passionate about working within a team environment, have proven analytical and planning skills 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 Planners are a valuable part of our business, the focus of this role is to provide an effective and professional planning and programming services for pre-contract and project teams.As our Principal Planning Manager you will: Instigate and monitor a balanced suite of performance measurement criteria throughout a project’s lifecycle Ensure proper integration of design and procurement elements of programmes with construction Produce integrated tender programme and method statement and present proposals to settlement meeting Change management: review programme effect of changes and advise on EOT issues Produce schedules as well as obtain and analyse quotes for all time-related preliminaries 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. 

Site Manager

Location: Cambridge

Job Type: Operational

Application Deadline: 11-03-2024

Wates are looking for a Site Manager to join our Construction team in Cambridge focussing on high profile, technically complex projects across multiple sectors.If you are passionate about the construction industry with proven skills and 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 Site Managers are a valuable part of our business, driving quality outcomes and achieving the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental controls. Our Site Managers work collaboratively with our Project Managers to ensure the completion of the project to the highest standard.As our Site Manager you will: Implement Wates Operating framework and be committed to achieving Zero Harm on our Construction sites Undertake all Quality management in accordance with the Project Quality Plan. Plan and manage the works to achieve the construction programme key milestones and completion dates with the use of collaborative planning sessions with the supply chain Review and understand all design pertinent to the section of worksWHAT 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/


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