Introducing our new purpose

Our new purpose, ‘Reimagining places for people to thrive’ represents the start of a new chapter in the great story of Wates.

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ASSETS: Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed 2024

For the fourth consecutive year, we’re thrilled to invite social and
environmental impact-driVen organisations to be part of this transformative programme.

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Build your future with us

Learn more about an apprenticeship in the built environment

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Dangerous Structures

We have a long history of delivering rapid response emergency services to clients across the UK, including over 14 years responding to dangerous structures incidents across 33 London Boroughs and surrounding areas.

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Uniting Through Allyship: Celebrating Inclusion Month 2023

We’re celebrating our fourth annual Inclusion Month, a major part of our programme to make Wates the most inclusive organisation.

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ASSETS: Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed

ASSETS is a six-month business support programme for social enterprises in the construction industry supply chain which are aiming to scale their operations and secure larger contracts.

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International Women’s Day 2023

A year ago, as part of our 125th Anniversary commemorations, and to mark International Women’s Day, we launched a special programme to bring more women into construction and roles within the built environment.

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Flexible working

We’re committed to having a workforce that more accurately reflects society and providing an environment that positively encourages flexible working through working arrangements and benefits.

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Wates Virtual Insight Day

Join us for our third Virtual Insight Day on 29 November 2022 to find out more about careers in the construction industry.

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Giving back to the community

We collaborate with local authorities and housing associations to create improved housing solutions. Our shared vision centres on providing everyone with a high-quality place to call home.

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Inclusion Month

Our third annual Inclusion Month, a major part of our programme to make Wates the most inclusive organisation

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Celebrating our association with the Armed Forces

Wates is a proud, long-standing supporter of the military dating back to World War II and our construction of the Mulberry Harbours.

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Build the future with an apprenticeship

We want to highlight the wide range of job opportunities available as part of a career in construction.

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Our search for sustainable innovations to build net zero homes

We’re looking for new, innovative, sustainable technologies and materials that will help net zero homes achieve environmental targets.  

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Changing our habits for COP26

With the COP26 climate change summit coming to Glasgow, this is a critical time for the world to work together to avert a climate crisis.

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Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed

ASSETS is a six-month business support programme for social enterprises in the construction industry supply chain which are aiming to scale their operations and secure larger contracts. We are working together with the Impact Hub King’s Cross  on a pilot business mentoring programme with the shared goal of supporting social or environmental impact-driven suppliers to improve…

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Decarbonising Health Estates Partnership

Led by Wates, the Decarbonising Health Estates Partnership (DHEP) is a new, multi-disciplinary team of built environment specialists including British engineering company, Arup and the international architectural practice, HKS Architects.

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Sir James Wates CBE and Will Bayley MBE in conversation

Sir James Wates CBE, and Will Bayley MBE, have joined forces to discuss the importance of inclusivity and diversity.

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