Construction in a city where ‘prime office accommodation is at a premium’

Construction Index has reported on Welcome Building, a net zero carbon office project we are delivering in Bristol City Centre in partnership with Candour and Tristan Capital Partners.

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Unlocking Productivity and Sustainability: Insights from Our Chief Executive, Eoghan O’Lionaird

In his first major profile interview since becoming Chief Executive, Eoghan O’Lionaird talks to Colin Marrs, Editor of Construction News, about his approach to leadership, and the top issues in his in-tray.

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Unlimited Potential: Careers free from Stereotypes

In July 2023, Chief Executive Eoghan O’Lionaird joined an expert panel for the Fawcett Society’s ’Equal play’ webinar: ‘Unlimited Potential’, that delved into the impact of gender stereotypes on children’s career choices.

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Why the construction industry must avoid gender sterotypes

Amy Smith, Partnership Director and Co-Chair of the Parents and Carers Network tells Fawcett why the construction industry must avoid gender stereotypes, and encourage girls and young women to take up STEM subjects.

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Building homes can be part of the solution as we move towards net zero

Geraint Sewell on how we can work with local authorities and delivery partners to build a more sustainable future together.

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Innovating in FM amid economic challenges

Here Antony Collet, Managing Director for our facilities management business, gives his perspective to FM Journal.

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Sustainable Facilities Management in 2023

Our recently appointed MD for Facilities Management (FM) Antony Collett sat down with FMUK to discuss sustainability and all things FM.

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Looking for the skills gap solution? Think older

Our regional director in the North West, Sarah Cooke, writes in Place North West about the UK construction industry’s growing skills shortage.

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The pick of the bunch

Helen Bunch, Executive Managing Director, sat down with Property Week to discuss how we are making diversity and inclusion a top priority.

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36 new affordable homes completed in Garden City and Dobshill

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Sustainable Business: How electric vehicles can help meet a net zero carbon commitment.

Wates Sustainability Director, John Dunne was interviewed by leading sustainability media, edie.net, as part of a series of sustainable business podcasts.

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Dear Prime Minister.. work with us to build a better nation

With Liz Truss having confirmed her spot in No 10 and Parliament having returned from its summer break, it’s time now for the government to focus on what it’s meant to be doing: to govern.

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What can employers do to stamp out microaggressions at work?

Nikunj Upadhyay, writes this week in People Management, discussing the impact of microaggressions in the workplaces.

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Healthcare fit-out: Supporting critical systems is the priority

We have recently completed a fit-out project at Winchester’s Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

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Social Housing Retrofit – We’re Gaining Momentum

David Morgan, Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services, shares his thoughts on some of the challenges around delivering retrofit to scale.

 

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Mind matters: construction workers reply to CN’s mental health survey

John Dunne spoke to Construction News on the steps Wates has taken to tackle the stigma of mental health in the workplace.

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Attracting talent with a new work experience model

Danielle Buckley and Sophie Paterson, from Wates’ Social Value team, write in Construction Management about the shortcomings of many work experience placements and how Wates has adopted a new model in the London Borough of Wandsworth called The Beacon Programme.

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Watch our housing experts discuss how social housing is meeting the challenge of net zero carbon

Client Relationship Director, Ben Williams and Partnership Director, Amy Smith were guest speakers at Inside Housing and Housing Today events

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