How do we implement the circular economy today? 

Senior members from the built environment attended a roundtable event hosted by Wates in March to share learnings about how their businesses are implementing circular economy principles today and how to bring it into the mainstream. Here’s what they discussed.

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FM is an industry that rewards creative thinking; it’s how we add value

This World FM Day, our Strategic Portfolio Director, Terri Dale, shares her thoughts on the industry, her career journey as she joins the board of our growing FM business and what it takes to deliver excellent facilities management.

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Helping social housing residents live happier and healthier lives

Summer Sampson, Disrepair Manager at Wates, shares insight on the long-term solutions needed to help social housing overcome some of its biggest challenges.

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Securing funding is only the first step in public sector decarbonisation

John Cartwright, Business Unit Director at Wates, shares his thoughts on the key considerations of public sector bodies awaiting a decision on Phase 3c and preparing to apply for Phase 4.

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To achieve gender equality we must accelerate our efforts together

This International Women’s Day, our Inclusion & Diversity Director, Nikunj Upadhyay, shares her thoughts on the importance of creating long-term sustainable change,

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Prioritising inclusion at every level

. In honour of UN International Women’s Day 2024, we sat down with Alice to find out more about her passion for driving gender equity both at Wates and across the industry.

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Supporting higher education providers on the journey to net zero

As we increase our support for higher education providers in our journey to net zero, Stephen Crowther, Key Account Director, shares his insight on the industry and how to move forward.

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Championing young talent

We caught up with our Customer Services Apprentice, Kaydn, to chat all about his experience of our early careers programme, from his passion for learning on the job to his day-to-day responsibilities.

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Keeping the Lights on at Piccadilly

In this blog, Phil Allan, MEP Project Manager, outlines how he navigated the complex electrical works at Lucent – Wates’ landmark project for Landsec – explaining the careful co-ordination and meticulous planning that went into the changeover of the Lights. 

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Will Bayley MBE: The countdown to Paris 2024 is on!

With less than a year to go to the 2024 Summer Paralympics in Paris, we caught up with reigning world number one paralympic table tennis player and our long-time sponsorship partner, Will Bayley MBE, to find out his plans for next year and beyond.

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Building for the future around the historic Piccadilly Lights

In this blog, Peter Jones, Wates Senior Sustainability and Environmental Advisor, shares how, together with client Landsec, Wates has delivered a sustainable workplace with an impressive biodiversity net gain and embodied carbon reduction at the flagship building project behind the lights at Piccadilly Circus:  Lucent.

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A shared commitment to diversity and inclusion

We caught up with our Senior Design Manager, Sandra Weerasinghe, and Ada’s Director of Operations, Sophie Clifton, to reflect on the importance of shared values when working together.

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World Suicide Prevention Day – We can all take action to create hope

‘Creating Hope Through Action’ is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (10 Sep) – and it’s something we can all get behind.  It can be as simple as starting a conversation in the canteen about suicide or sharing information in your local sports centre or youth club.  No matter how big or small the action, we can all provide hope to those who are struggling.

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How the Gove housing speech could start a retrofit revolution

While the headlines from Michael Gove’s housing speech on 23 July may have focused mainly on a renewed commitment to building one million new homes by 2024 and for more homes to be built in city centres the Government also announced new measures for permitted development relaxing previous restrictions around changing buildings like shops and offices into homes

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FM for a sustainable future

As we mark World FM Day and this year’s theme of ‘Making a real difference’, our FM Managing Director, Antony Collett, reflects on how Wates is focusing on providing the most sustainable services to customers.

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Adding Value to FM Customers with special projects

David Rose, Head of Projects at Wates FM, shares his thoughts on the increasing value his Special Projects team brings to customers, and to their budgets.

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£6bn Pledge to Tackle Fuel Poverty Must be Backed by Skills Investment

As the dust settles on the Autumn Statement, David Morgan, Executive Managing Director at Wates Property Services, shares his thoughts on the impact of the Chancellor’s pledge to commit £6bn to energy efficiency retrofit and the necessary steps to realise the Government’s decarbonisation ambitions.

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Integrating Social Value in the Supply Chain

Michelle McSorley, our Social Value Director, discusses how Wates Residential integrates social value in its supply chain.

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