Making the most of growth up north

Regional directors for Construction, Sarah Cooke and David Wingfield, give their thoughts on what will characterise the next 12 months and how our industry can capitalise on growth opportunities available in the region.

Read more

We’ve begun work on Highlight Leisure Centre

We’ve officially started work on Hartlepool’s new multi-million-pound leisure centre, Highlight. We are a leader in the construction of sport and leisure centres nationally and bring this expertise to the project following our appointment by Hartlepool Council.

Read more

We’re managing facilities at over 200 Yorkshire Building Society sites

We have been appointed by Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) to deliver a range of facilities management (FM) services across its UK-wide estate.

Read more

We have started on the first housing scheme for Manchester City Council’s This City development company

We’ve celebrated starting on site at a new 128-home low carbon development in Ancoats, the first project for This City, Manchester City Council’s housing development company.

Read more

Feethams House, Darlington

Once the project is complete it will be the first HM Treasury office located outside of London.

Read more

AESC UK – Car Battery Gigafactory, Sunderland

In December 2021, we were appointed alongside Turner & Townsend by AESC UK, to lead the construction of its advanced car battery gigafactory at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP).

Read more

Queen Elizabeth House, HMRC

We were the lead contractor in the fit out for the new UK Government Hub in Edinburgh.

Read more

Gibside SEN School

We have completed our first project for Gateshead Council with the delivery of a £12m new school for children with special educational needs.

Read more

National Horizons Centre, Teesside University

The National Horizons Centre marks the start of an era of pioneering innovation and research in UK bioscience.

Read more

Newcastle High School for Girls

Refurbishing an existing Victorian building for Newcastle High School for Girls.

Read more

Wates starts construction on Envision AESC’s second UK gigafactory

Wates Group has began construction on a new gigafactory in Sunderland, for Envision AESC, a world-leading Japanese electric vehicle battery technology company.

Read more

Wates partner with Teesside University to Deliver £35m Science, Health and Medical Facility

Wates will deliver BIOS, a high-quality, state-of-the-art new facility at Middlesbrough campus at Teesside University.

Read more

Outstanding collaboration at Teesside University receives prestigious national award

Teesside University, nominated by Wates has won Client of the Year at the national Constructing Excellence awards (2021) for its outstanding collaborative work on the Cornell Quarter student residential accommodation.

Read more

Wates joins Northern coalition on skills with biggest ever trainee and apprenticeship push

Wates has today announced it is joining the Northern Coalition on Skills, further expanding its footprint in the North in support of the national levelling up agenda.

Read more

Wates and Turner & Townsend to design and project manage build of £450M North East car battery gigafactory

Wates and Turner & Townsend have been appointed by Envision AESC to lead the design and project manage the build of its advanced car battery gigafactory at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP)

Read more

Wates overcomes Covid challenge to deliver new Gateshead SEN school

Wates has completed its first project for Gateshead Council with the delivery of a £12m new school for children with special educational needs (SEN).

Read more

Wates invests over £128,500 into social enterprises across the North East

Wates has announced that in the last 12 months it has delivered a total spend of £128,679 against a target of £93,000 to support social enterprises across the region.

Read more

Nicola Willbye

Nicola is responsible for Business Development within our Northern Home Counties region, predominantly based in the East, covering Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties

Read more
1 2