Find our latest press releases, including news on Wates’ initiatives, contract wins, project updates, awards and other achievements.
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Wates' response to the Comprehensive Spending Review
25 NOVEMBER 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a ‘once in a generation investment’ in infrastructure will be crucial as the country works to recover from the biggest economic contraction in the last 300 years. Steve Beechey, Public Sector Director responded on behalf of Wates Group.
Wates rises to zero carbon challenge with launch of social housing energy services
25 NOVEMBER 2020
Wates Living Space has launched a new service to help social landlords to prepare their housing stock to meet zero carbon obligations.
Response to the Social Housing White Paper from Wates Property Services
19 NOVEMBER 2020
“We welcome the Government’s Social Housing White Paper and recognise its importance in shaping the way we as contractors can work alongside our social housing partners to improve the safety of residents’ homes.” Steve Jackson – Strategic Director, Wates Property Services
Creating Opportunities: Wates launches five-year social value strategy with Group-wide commitment to real Living Wage
12 NOVEMBER 2020
The Wates Group has signalled its continued commitment to social value announcing that every one of its business units will achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years.
Wates team recreates markers for former war graves at Wardsend Cemetery
11 NOVEMBER 2020
To mark Armistice Day, Wates Living Space has supported one of its longstanding community partners, Friends of Wardsend Cemetery by recreating memorial crosses on 16 unmarked war graves in Sheffield.
70 Tamworth homes refurbished in first part of 10-year partnership
29 OCTOBER 2020
Wates Living Space cements its position as Tamworth Borough Council’s partner of choice for planned housing maintenance until 2030.
Wates dedicates month of October to inclusion
22 OCTOBER 2020
For the first time in its 123-year history, Wates Group has dedicated an entire month to promoting diversity and inclusion with October set to become an annual ‘Inclusion Month’.
Wates and Planet First Energy
8 OCTOBER 2020
The Wates Group and Planet First partnership has made great strides over the past 12 months, delivering fantastic benefits in terms of commercial, environmental and social value.
Wates encourages colleagues to 'take a minute' as UK suicide rates soar to highest levels in years
10 SEPTEMBER 2020
Wates is using World Suicide Prevention Day as a call to action, to encourage colleagues to help create ‘suicide safer communities’, where they can talk openly and less secretively about suicide.
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