Construction firm consolidates Midlands presence with senior appointment | Wates

Leading contractor, Wates Construction has appointed Paul Reynolds as Project Director for its delivery of Sandwell Aquatics Centre, which comes as the firm continues to build on its strong foundations in the region.

As Project Director, Paul will be responsible for the successful execution of both the pre-construction and construction phases of the prestigious project. This will be delivered for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Construction will commence in July 2019.

Paul joins Wates from Carillion Construction where he worked for over 30 years progressing initially to Project Director and for the last 11 years as Operational Director in the Midlands. Pauls extensive experience has seen him take responsibility for the successful delivery of many prestigious projects across a variety of sectors and project values.

The appointment supports Wates Constructions continued growth in the Midlands where it is currently delivering a number of high-profile projects, including the Access Groups new HQ on the Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, Nottingham City Hub and The Bank, Birmingham’s tallest residential skyscraper.

Paul commented:

Working on this prestigious project for Sandwell Council will be a real privilege. Throughout my career I have always been passionate about working with clients to deliver major projects while also having a positive impact upon peoples lives and their communities. This aligns perfectly with the Wates business and we are looking forward to the project getting underway and seeing our plans become a reality.”

John Carlin, Managing Director at Wates Construction Midlands, said:

Paul has an extensive background in leading complex programmes of work across the Midlands. We are very pleased to welcome Paul as part of our team and look forward to his leadership in supporting the wider project team as we implement the highest standards of timely delivery, health, safety and quality and provide the local community with a world-class facility to use and enjoy.

Outside of work, married father of two Paul enjoys keeping fit with long distance walking, running, squash and circuit training among his favourite hobbies. Aside from active pursuits, Paul also spends his time organising charity events, including in 2016 when he led 40 walkers on a 50 mile route raising £15,000 for a local Childrens Hospice.

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