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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 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.
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.
Murray Park School's considerate construction continues apace
15 AUGUST 2019
The sectional completion for Murray Park School’s main block comes as Wates receive glowing report from the CCS for its considerate community initiatives.
Wates appointed to University of Oxford Construction Framework
30 JULY 2019
Wates Construction has been appointed to the University of Oxfords Construction Framework with a potential pipeline of work worth £120m – £150m every year.
Leeds City College gets keys to brand new campus
Wates has handed over the keys to Leeds City Colleges new £60m Quarry Hill Campus, marking a major milestone for the new state-of-the-art learning space.
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.
Work completes to create nurture room at Hannah More Primary
A new classroom for students with learning difficulties in Bristol has opened thanks to a funding grant from Wates Giving.