b'89trainees andWAT E S C O N S T R U C T I O N C R E D E N T I A L SapprenticesWates Construction has TURNOVER Wates Construction1,1988.7% to Wates Construction undertakes programmes and projects for government, local authoritiesand the private sector across education, residential, commercial, leisure and justice sectors.The business has a strong presence in theframework) driving shorter programmeI am extremely proud of our people residential sector, notably high-densitydurations and cost efficiencies throughperformance in 2019 and the excellent I N C R E A S E city housing, student accommodation andour ADAPT solution. Wates became theresults we delivered. In line with our 923m senior living and is a recognised leader inonly major contractor to achieve strategicstrategy we achieved further growth the design and construction of schools,supplier status with the DfE, whilelast year by increasing our market share colleges and universities. The businessmaintaining our position as the leadingin existing sectors and expanding our also specialises in heritage projects and isbuilder of schools in the UK with 600m geographical footprint. We also entered trusted to care for and restore some of theof projects in development.some new sectors, giving us access nations most iconic and historic buildings,Through its appointment to the to a broader customer base. Most including parts of the Parliamentary Estate.Scape procurement framework, Watesimportantly, we successfully delivered Wates Construction performed well inConstruction has been able to workour projects across the country whilst 2019, sticking firmly to its strategy, andtowards its ambition to be one of thekeeping our staff and supply chain safe, targeting those sectors and geographicalmost trusted partners of government andending the year with industry-leading regions where it has the greatestthe public sector in the built environment.safety statistics. As part of our strategy, we will place continued emphasis on BUILDING Wates Construction has completed theexperience and expertise.A huge variety of projects have beenproviding an even more inclusive working LARGEST Improved cost-planning, moredelivered under this framework, includingenvironment across our offices and science and technology, healthcare, blue-MORE commercial office development sophisticated building design managementlight (emergency services) and heritage. projects, enabling us to build a truly processes, greater use of offsitediverse workforce that reflects the manufacturing and closer engagement withLooking forward, Wates Constructioncommunities in which we operate. the supply chain have all helped to drivewill remain committed to serving its coreTogether with our sustained push into down costs and increase efficiencies incustomers, and to continuing to grow all its SCHOOLS 2019, something the business will continueregional businesses. offsite manufacturing and our drive to THAN ANY OTHERIN LEEDS to build upon in 2020.The strategic approach in 2020 will be create zero waste and reduce carbon,I believe we enter this new decade well Some significant projects and outstandingto spearhead change, through technology,placed to build on the success of thework included commencing constructioninnovation, diversity and inclusion, andlast and take a leading role as we helpUK CONTRACTOR on Parliaments Northern Estateenvironmental sustainability, to ensureto move our industry forward.24 at Wellington Place Programme, completing additional projectsWates can thrive into the new decade andPaul Chandler for MEPC at Wellington Place in Leeds,beyond. The objective will be to continueGroup Managing Director,securing the Sandwell Aquatic Centre neardelivering great work, whilst evolving toWates Construction GroupBirmingham and working on 24 schoolsserve the future needs of our customers.CONSISTING OF (21 through the Department for Education 378,000 sq ft CASE STUDY: LEISURE UNDERBraywick Leisure Centre, BerkshireCONSTRUCTION of Grade A office spaceOne of the first projects to be deliveredswimming pools, an 80-seat caf, sportsenergy efficient than the Magnet. Despite by Wates through the Scape Framework,and fitness facilities and a standalonethe discovery of Anglo-Saxon pit houses LEFT 36m 33-storey development the 33.4m Braywick Leisure Centrenursery. The space is designed so that itand ceramics just below the topsoil, is the Royal Borough of Windsor &can also cater for cultural events.which led to a full archaeological survey Maidenheads flagship development andA unique architectural feature will be thethat unearthed Bronze age materials, the in Birmingham completedCentre in the town centre. date of August 2020.BANK replaces the existing Magnet Leisurehuge arched glulam beams supportingproject remains on track for a completion the glass roof over a central walkthrough TOWER in November Part of a regeneration area supported byarea known as the Street, with the Crossrails arrival, the building includesnew building predicted to be 70% more'