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Prime Minister announces New Deal for Britain: Statement from the Wates Group
30 JUNE 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today announced plans which will enable the nation to “build back better,” pledging £5bn in capital funds for the creation of new schools, roads, hospitals and other infrastructure improvements.
Wates hosts Buildforce Armed Forces insight day
10 MARCH 2020
Armed Forces personnel have been given a kick-start in careers with the construction industry as part of the Wates Groups pledge to support veterans and ex-service leavers in partnership with Buildforce.
Wates appointed as main contractor to build Sandwell Aquatics Centre
23 JANUARY 2020
Wates Construction has been confirmed as the main contractor for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.
Wates appointed to £30bn government construction framework
05 NOVEMBER 2019
Wates Group has been appointed to deliver a new major seven-year framework for public sector construction via the Crown Commercial Services £30bn framework.
Wates appointed to HMRC fit-out at Wellington Place
10 OCTOBER 2019
Wates Construction has been appointed to lead the fit-out of 7 & 8 Wellington Place on behalf of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who will move in upon completion. The contractors construction of the multi-million pound building in Leeds new urban quarter will see HMRC and NHS Digital located in a new modern and flexible workspace in 2020.
Construction course helps transform Maidenhead man's life
16 SEPTEMBER 2019
A jobseeker in Maidenhead has turned his life around thanks to Wates Construction securing his first ever job following a free training scheme for the long-term unemployed.
Wates Construction appointed to build new sports facility for the University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth has announced that Wates are the main contractor for its new indoor sports facility, with construction already underway.
School children's paintings unveiled at Braywick Leisure Centre
150 children from two local primary schools visited Braywick Leisure Centre to see their own works of art unveiled at the Wates construction site.
Milestone for Braywick Leisure Centre build
Construction of the new Braywick Leisure Centre is continuing apace with steelwork, and the developments structure beginning to take shape.