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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, 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.
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.
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 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.
Wates appointed to £30bn government construction framework
05 NOVEMBER 2019
Wates Group has been appointed to deliver a new major seven-year framework for public sector construction via the Crown Commercial Services £30bn framework.
Southern Housing Group prepares to build over 500 units after West Sussex coastline restoration
Southern Housing Group has appointed Wates Residential to commence work on a £24m investment programme to increase flood defences along the river wall between the River Adur and Shoreham beach.
2018 Armistice Day: Wates and the Armed Forces
We are immensely proud of our nations military and continue to support the armed forces in as many ways as we can. Our involvement dates back to our role in the Normandy D-Day Landings with the construction of the Mulberry Harbours.
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