The Grenfell Inquiry reveals the urgent need for a culture change in construction
WATES IN THE NEWS
Sir James Wates CBE reflects on the Grenfell Inquiry, and how contractors need to not only focus on improving quality but on bringing about a complete change in culture, where empathy with a building’s end users, better collaboration and communication are favoured over confrontation and cutting corners.
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…
Armistice Day - Lest we forget
As we show our support for Armistice Day, we remember our role in supporting the military through World War II and our construction of the Mulberry Harbours.
In-Site: Virtual site tours
We are committed to raising awareness about the built environment sector and to encouraging young people, career changers and those who face barriers to employment to take a closer look at the roles required to create the places of tomorrow.
These virtual tours provide an insight to some of our projects and the people that make them happen.
How the pandemic could be ‘positive’ for the construction sector
WATES IN THE NEWS
Wates Chief Executive David Allen speaks to Construction News about how the industry has pulled together during the pandemic enhancing its reputation in society.
Wates Virtual Insight Day
We held our first Virtual Insight Day on the 5 November for people to find out more about careers in the construction industry.
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…”
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.
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