Lockdown learning has given us lessons for the future
One of the areas that has been most drastically affected due to COVID-19 is one which will have the most significant impact on the future of our industry encouraging more young people into construction.
Embracing a digital future
The construction industry has been on its own digital journey for some time now and significant progress has been made but if it is going to achieve some of its key aspirations in the years ahead around quality, efficiency and sustainability then much more needs to be done.
Expanding our fire safety portfolio: maintaining high standards in a challenging sector
David Morgan, Executive Managing Director, Wates Property Services, shares fire safety and maintenance best practice in a covid-led world.
Social value is the key to Covid recovery
Has social value lost its force amidst the global pandemic? Wates Group’s Community Investment Manager, Su Pickerill, explains why creating opportunities has never been more important…
2020 The dawn of true work-life balance
2020 continues to challenge us. While we’re collectively navigating a ‘new normal’, there is one thing that we as a nation have embraced; we’ve hit the reset button and discovered a new work-life balance.
Moving more cellular: The impact of Covid on office design
The meteoric rise in open plan living has dominated our home environments over the past decade and this has also been reflected in our work domains. However, a change in office trend has been forecast, prompted by the global pandemic and requirement for social distancing.
The benefits for working closer to home
With the majority of us forced to work from home during lockdown, the appetite for lengthy commutes to the workplace has drastically reduced. Our working life has been reshaped and businesses are being forced to adjust and become more adaptable to employee needs.
Green ways towards a clearer future
While last week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow has been postponed to 2021, it’s important that positive climate action does not wait. Clare Masters, Head of Environment at Wates Group, explains why changing our habits to save the planet is more important than ever…
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.
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