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The summer financial statement - response from Wates Group
08 JULY 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today unveiled a multi-billion pound package of investment including a ‘Plan for Jobs’ to spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. Paul Chandler, Group MD, Wates Construction Group, responded on behalf of Wates Group.
Wates marks Men's Health Week
17 JUNE 2020
Wates Construction is marking Men’s Health Week (15-21st June) with a programme of employee events aimed at encouraging industry workers to talk more and share their health experiences.
Wates Group boosts the capital's coronavirus response with expansion of Royal London Hospital
27 APRIL 2020
The Wates Group is using the combined expertise of its construction division and specialist engineering business, SES Engineering Services (SES), to help boost the number of hospital beds available in London for patients with Covid-19.
Wates announces partnership with Young Women's Trust to drive equality in construction industry
03 MARCH 2020
Wates Group has announced a new three-year partnership with Young Womens Trust to support and inspire more women to take up careers in construction.
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.
City Hub contractor consolidates commitment to Nottingham
11 DECEMBER 2019
As construction of the new Nottingham College City Hub campus accelerates past the halfway point, Wates Construction has confirmed a raft of benefits already brought by the project to the people of Nottingham.
Council and contractor celebrate new school completion in Derby
18 OCTOBER 2019
A £7.8m expansion project taking place at Murray Park Community School in Mickleover is now complete, marking the culmination of a successful partnership between Wates Construction and Derby City Council to deliver the pivotal scheme.
The Ipswich jobseekers building careers with Wates
11 OCTOBER 2019
Jobseekers in Ipswich have been given a helping hand thanks to a training initiative provided by Wates Construction, with one candidate already securing full-time employment as a result.
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.