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£500m boost to create thousands of new prison places
20 JUNE 2022
Wates and Kier have been awarded contracts to lead an alliance of hundreds of small businesses in constructing new houseblocks at six prisons capable of accommodating more than 2,600 offenders.
Wates Construction wins landmark £40M Leeds affordable housing development
02 DECEMBER 2021
Wates Construction has been appointed by Leeds City Council to deliver a £40m affordable housing scheme.
Wates land £67m office job in Bristol
15 NOVEMBER 2021
Wates Construction has secured a contract to build another major office block in Bristol’s Temple Quarter worth £67m
Wates, Arup and HKS launch partnership to decarbonise NHS estate
19 OCTOBER 2021
Decarbonising Health Estates Partnership (DHEP) launched at industry roundtable to discuss NHS’ net zero challenge.
Wates tackles book inequality for children
14 OCTOBER 2021
What began as a pilot project in a building site in Borough Yards, is about to become a national initiative to provide books for children and bridge the development gap between rich and poor.
Wates Construction begins work on new £17m Edgar Wood Academy
08 JULY 2021
Wates Construction, has begun work on a new £17m secondary school serving the local communities of Heywood, Middleton, Birch and Langley in Rochdale.
Wates hits million pound milestone for social enterprises with SCAPE
29 JUNE 2021
As part of our partnership with leading public procurement framework SCAPE, Wates Group maximises Social Value outcomes for every project we complete.
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.
National social value award win for Wates Group
24 FEBRUARY 2021
Wates Group has received a prestigious award at the 2021 National Social Value Awards winning the ‘Private Sector Leadership’ category.
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