In-Site: Virtual site tours | Wates

The built environment is an exciting, pivotal and evolving sector, with a range of opportunities matching more skills and interests than most people realise!

We are committed to raising awareness about the built environment sector and to encouraging young people, career changers and those who face barriers to employment to take a closer look at the roles required to create the places of tomorrow. While Covid-19 means we have been less able to bring people to site, it has challenged us to bring site to people, and making it accessible to greater numbers.

These virtual tours provide an insight to some of our projects and the people that make them happen, we hope you enjoy them. If you want to find out more, take a look at our job opportunities or contact us at

Gibside School, Gateshead

Dan Dodsworth, Senior Site Manager for Wates Construction provides ‘through-the-gate’ insight into the progress on site at Gibside School in Gateshead.

Working on behalf of Gateshead Council, the school will house 170 pupils and over 100 members of staff. The building comprises of 23 classrooms, including special-education classrooms such as sensory and soft-play rooms.

Senior Site Manager, Dan Dodsworth provides 'through-the-gate' insight to Gibside School in Gateshead.

Royal College or Surgeons, London (short version)

Have a sneak-peek at the refurbishment works at the Royal College of Surgeons, in the heart of London.

The building, once complete, will contain the Hunterian Museum and the 200-year Grade II listed library. The building comprises of nine floors which will function as a mixture of offices, exam rooms, conservation labs and conference facilities. Key features will include the state-of-the-art Atrium, Hunter statue and restored stonework on the building’s facade.

The site team at the Royal College of Surgeons, London take us through the progress on site.

Royal College of Surgeons, London (full length version)

Wates Construction London’s team outlines Wates’ responsibilities to ensure the project’s successful delivery, from supply chain management to reviewing design documents.

Managing a refurbishment project of this scale requires a variety of specialists to work within the team, from Project Director to Building Services Management Trainee.

In the video, hear from various members of the team as they describe their experiences working in construction and outline their day-to-day responsibilities on site.

The team at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, outline their day-to-day responsibilities on site

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