b'WAT E S C O N S T R U C T I O N C R E D E N T I A L S WAT E S C O N S T R U C T I O N C R E D E N T I A L S - AWA R D SCASE STUDY: EDUCATIONChiltern Academy, LutonIn February 2019, Wates completedA challenge of this site was its proximity an 18-month projectpart of itsto Luton Airport, with the school buildingsCreatinglong-standing relationship with thedirectly beneath the busy flight path, Department for Education (DfE)meaning that windows were designed not to build a new 1,200-place, eight formto open to reduce disruption from aircraft entry, co-educational secondary schoolnoise. Even with this requirement, thetomorrowfor Luton Borough Council.building has been designed to only need The 19.1m project involved theair conditioning in areas where there is a redevelopment of the formerlot of IT equipment.togethersportsground belonging to VauxhallI have been really impressed with the way Motors, and included a sports hall,in which Wates have delivered this project. a 3-court multi-use games area, an The site set up was exemplary - a very activity studio with a sprung dance clean, well-organised and well-maintainedThe Wates Group takes very seriously its responsibilities floor, a car park and an outside learningsite. The Site Manager is one of the best area on the first floor of the building. I have ever worked with, ringing me everyto be a good corporate citizen, to pay our taxesThe new 8,160m2, steel framed buildingweek just to update me and check weand to contribute to social value via our activitieshouses a Free School specialising in sport,were happy with progress. Handover wasin the communities where we work. We are economic engineering and business. It is the seventhachieved with all snagging signed off. multipliers, guided by our purpose of workingschool in the Luton and Bedfordshire- The Trust is thrilled with the school. together to inspire better ways of creating thebased Chiltern Learning Trust. Vicky Wibberleyplaces, communities and businesses of tomorrow.DfE Project DirectorSir James Wates CBEChairmanCASE STUDY: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY National Horizons Centre, DarlingtonWates received the Queens Award for Enterprise: We are among a select group of companies that have achieved The National Horizons Centre marks thespecification bespoke brick colonnadeSustainable Development for the second consecutive the Investors in People Gold accreditation for a third consecutive start of an era of pioneering innovationand a cantilevered roof, as well as time in 2016. The award, which was presented by three-year period. The standard means our employees know and research in UK bioscience at Teessidehighly-specialised mechanical andHRH The Princess Royal, lasts for five years. they work for an organisation that is committed to being University, providing teaching, learningelectrical services and a specialist trusted, progressive and sustainable, and which seeks to engage and collaboration spaces as well as high- fit-out to cater for a range of laboratorypeople by treating them fairly and with care.tech laboratories and a computing suite. conditions and uses.Competed in March 2019, the 22.3mThe new National Horizons Centre flagship facility, designed to bring togetheris one of the biggest investments we education and industry, sits alongsidehave made so far. Our rich history of the National Biologics Manufacturinginnovation, research and development Centre and the Universitys Centre foris set to continue thanks to thisProfessional and Executive Developmentstate-of-the-art facility in Darlington. in Darlingtons Central Park brownfield site. Ben Houchen The striking new building includes a high- Tees Valley Mayor We were shortlisted for Contractor of the Year ( 500m) In 2019 we received a Silver award from the Chartered Institute for Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence and of Building at the Construction Manager of the Year Awards.Project of the Year (50m) for Wellington Place,7&8 at the Construction News Awards 2020.'