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.
CASE STUDY: Department of Work and Pensions, Hastings
The 20-week programme at two contemporary office buildings was part of an economic development programme to create a new Priory Quarter business district in Hastings and attract jobs to the town centre.
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.
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…
CASE STUDY: Microsoft research
A new seven storey high specification office and research building as part of developer Brookgate’s portfolio in the CB1 rail station area of Cambridge.
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…
St Helen's community fire station
Wates Construction has completed a design and build and environmental improvement project for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service that remediates a former glass manufacturing site and former coal colliery into a community fire station for St Helens in Merseyside.
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.
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?
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