A unified approach is key to the long-term success of offsite
This was the key topic at the Wates Construction Summer Series that brought together a range of experts to discuss hot topics in the industry. Andrew Barraclough, Group Design Director at Wates Construction, shares the outcome of the discussion.
Putting communities at the heart of residential design
Kates Ives, Development Director for Wates Residential, has recently contributed to ‘Ideas on Co-creation: Listening, Trusting, Communicating, Empowering, Advocating‘, an insight report edited by leading architecture practice, Sheppard Robson.
Talking Saves Lives - World Suicide Prevention Day
Carl Wales is a health and safety manager at Wates Smartspace. Four years ago, Carl lost his 17-year-old son, Rowan, to suicide. In his blog, Carl discusses the importance of talking about suicide and how companies like Wates are supporting organisations such as the suicide prevention charity Papyrus, which aims to prevent suicide among young people.
Silvervale Park is one of 40 sites that will be developed over the next 10 years. The scheme will eventually provide 187 new homes for open market sale, Assisted Home ownership and rent. It offers a unique opportunity for local people to acquire a contemporary new home close to the desirable suburb of Trowbridge.
Acknowledging the drive and talent of our people
At Wates, we are continuing to invest in our young talent, to make sure they continue to develop the best skills possible, both on site and off. With many of our trainees going on to secure senior positions and with accolades like Peter Glasgow and Lewis Hough’s wins at the G4C Awards, it is clear that we are successfully doing this.
Transforming construction management through artificial intelligence
Wates Residential’s teams at Stag House and West Street embody the Guiding Framework’s key behaviour of looking for a better way with their adoption of Buildots.
Driving social value through the pandemic
Lisa Cunningham, Pre-Construction Director for Wates Construction Midlands, explains that reopening our sites was about more than just business. “…We are ready to help the economy get back on its feet supporting as many individuals, businesses and communities along the way.”
World Youth Skills Day - 15 July 2020
“With the government’s new focus on ‘build, build, build’ this is the perfect time to consider a career in the built environment.” Debbie Crew – Head of Talent and Resourcing, Wates Group.
Celebrating our young talent during adversity
We asked two of our promising young apprentices, Beth Turner – Production Management Trainee and Liv Nicholls – Commercial Trainee, for their thoughts on how we can encourage more people to consider construction from an early age.