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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.
Plans approved for retirement village as part of £1bn regeneration project
29 JUNE 2020
Plans have been approved on the second site of a £1 billion housing regeneration scheme in London, marking a significant step forward for the flagship home building programme.
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.
Ground-breaking Neighbourhood Planning at former Ford Airfield
11 MARCH 2020
A ground-breaking neighbourhood plan led development at the former Ford Airfield, West Sussex has taken a further step forward with the submission of an outline planning application to create a new heart to Ford together with 1500 new homes at a highly sustainable location.
Demolition completes on first site in Haverings 12 Estates Regeneration
10 MARCH 2020
Demolition work has finished on Napier and New Plymouth House, the first site in phase one of Havering Councils 12 Estates regeneration programme with Wates Residential.
Ex-offenders given second chance through new construction employment programme
24 JANUARY 2020
A ground-breaking new scheme which offers prisoners paid work on construction sites is helping individuals return to the community and reduce reoffending.
Demolition begins on 200-home Gascoigne West project in Barking
14 JANUARY 2020
Demolition is now underway on the west side of the Gascoigne Estate, making way for the delivery of more than 200 new homes in Barking over the next two years.
Wates Residential supports homeless in Gosport as winter freeze sets in
12 DECEMBER 2019
An incredible £500 has been donated to support Hostel 101 by national developer Wates Residential and its partners at the nearby Daedalus Village housing development, Rund and MD Developments. This will be used to purchase essential items for homeless people in Gosport this winter including water bottles, hygiene products, hats and gloves.
Proposed plans for new modern retirement village submitted
20 NOVEMBER 2019
Proposed plans for a new modern retirement village in South Hornchurch, Havering, submitted on Tuesday, which focus on improving residents wellbeing and creating new green spaces.