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.
Sandwell Aquatics Major Milestone
WATES IN THE NEWS
By the end of 2020, 14 trusses will have been installed in total, each spanning 75m and weighing around 30 tonnes. Read more about the project progress update.
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
Re-writing the rule book - The Royal London Hospital Project
Five weeks on from the project’s completion, Rob Clifford, National MEP Director at Wates Group, reflects on his team’s achievements delivering the 14th and 15th floors of the Royal London Hospital.
Delivering success for the NHS with Group-wide commitment to collaboration
Operations Director Matt Towner explores how the Group’s collaborative effort enabled the Royal London Hospital project to be delivered in record time.
Delivering an emergency project at the Royal London Hospital during COVID-19
Our work has seen us fit out two floors of ICU bed stations spread over six wards within three wings, to provide essential extra capacity for the hospital to save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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