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Wates Smartspace raises the bar for retail fitout at new M&S store
26 JULY 2022
Wates Smartspace has reached completion of a significant retail fit-out at M&S Bluewater, a project that saw the team take a pioneering approach to ensure full store operations were maintained for customers.
George Clarke announces young winners of Wates building design competition
20 JULY 2022
Renowned architect and TV presenter George Clarke has announced the winners of the Wates young persons’ design challenge for primary schools.
Wates Builds on 20 Year M&S Relationship with Fit-Out Appointment
04 JULY 2022
Wates Smartspace has been appointed to deliver a full-line fit-out on behalf of Marks and Spencer (M&S) at the brand new £60m Stane Retail Park in Colchester.
£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.
New Woodlands development launched in Barrow Gurney
23 MAY 2022
Wates Developments Group, in joint venture partnership with Bovis Homes, has just launched its exclusive Woodlands development in Barrow Gurney, North Somerset.
New MD Jon Dickman aims high at Needspace?
28 APRIL 2022
Needspace?, the affordable, flexible workspace specialists based in London and the South East have today announced the appointment of Jon Dickman as Managing Director.
Wates Smartspace leads DWP's £4.3M lift refurb programme
23 MARCH 2022
Wates Smartspace, is underway with year four of a major programme to carry out lift refurbishments on behalf of the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP).
Wates Smartspace secures major contract with MoJ
15 MARCH 2022
Wates Smartspace has been appointed to deliver a major contract for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to fit-out and refurbish 12 probation offices across England.
Wates Residential appointed to build 99 new council homes in Brent
10 MARCH 2022
Wates Residential has been appointed by Brent Council to create new council homes in Church Road, Church End, to help transform the area.
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