Join us for our first Virtual Insight Day on 5 November 2020 to find out more about careers in the construction industry.
Delivering zero-carbon school buildings
As part of our Wates Summer Series, involving experts from across the industry, we discussed delivering zero-carbon school buildings. Stephen Beechey, Group Public Sector Director, shares the key points from the workshop in the following blog.
Taking the plunge: From plumbing to supervisor
Syma Khatun – Supervisor at Wates Living Space – shares her motivations to pursue a career change at Wates. Read her blog…
Social distancing and local lockdowns won’t save the world from warming. But amid this global crisis, we have a chance to build a better future. How can offsite manufacturing support the carbon agenda, decarbonise our skylines and fight climate change?
Procurement, the pandemic and what the future may hold
Steve Spilsbury, Framework Director for Wates Construction discusses the future of procurement in the wake of Covid-19. “Having a strong employment and skills plan for the project remained a key driver in successful tendering and the public sector wanted to work with companies that were tackling this issue…”
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.