Find our latest press releases, including news on Wates’ initiatives, contract wins, project updates, awards and other achievements.
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Planning for our future
20 MAY 2020
The Wates Group has announced a programme of redundancies that will reduce staff numbers by approximately 300 (or 8%) as it continues to respond to the impact of the coronavirus.
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 programme to safeguard long term success
02 APRIL 2020
The Wates Group has today announced a package of measures designed to protect both the business and the jobs of the people working in it as the Covid-19 crisis continues.
Wates publishes 2019 Annual Accounts and Reports
14 APRIL 2020
The Wates Group has reported increased turnover, profits and cash reserves for the year ending 31 December 2019. Read the press release.
Update on our site operations (27 March)
27 MARCH 2020
Update from the Wates Group on site operations (27 March).
Message from the Wates Group - Site operations
24 MARCH 2020
Wates Group is pausing activity on all construction, engineering, fit-out, housebuilding and planned maintenance projects for 48 hours from the close of business today (Tuesday 24 March)
Coronavirus: our message to customers and partners
19 MARCH 2020
David Allen, Chief Executive of the Wates Group, outlines how the company is open for business and shares the steps it is taking to help keep the industry going in these challenging times.
Coronavirus Covid-19 - Statement from the Wates Group
12 MARCH 2020
The health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, our employees, and the wider public has always been our top priority and we are taking the coronavirus outbreak extremely seriously. In response we have implemented a number of protocols across the Group to safeguard our people and our operations.
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.