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.
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.
Operating an essential site during uncertain times
John Carlin, Regional MD Wates Construction Midlands, explores how new ways of working are helping to deliver one of the Midlands’ most challenging and important projects
Making our HQ office Covid-secure
Using a simple five-step plan, our Wates FM specialists explain the changes introduced at our Leatherhead HQ office in preparation for colleagues’ safe return to the office.
Wates Residential hosts virtual site tours for next generation of home builders
During the pandemic, our site teams from our Residential business are filming their own virtual site tours, made specifically for local students.
Topping out ceremony held for science park building
WATES IN THE NEWS
Wates Construction held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the latest milestone in the creation of a new HQ for leading software company The Access Group.
Will power and public leisure
As an inclusivity champion for construction company Wates, Will Bayley discusses the real power of public leisure facilities in helping people and communities come together and break barriers through sport.
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