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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 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 Smartspace completes major MoJ COVID response programme
07 DECEMBER 2021
Wates Smartspace has completed a major Covid-19 response programme on behalf of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
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.
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.
New Government hub handed over by Wates Smartspace in Edinburgh
20 AUGUST 2020
Wates Smartspace, the fit-out and refurbishment division of the Wates Group, has successfully handed over ‘Queen Elizabeth House’ the new flagship UK Government hub in Edinburgh, to HMRC following a £23m CAT B fit-out project.
Wates Living Space rises high with 200 tower block refurbishments
10 AUGUST 2020
Wates Living Space has been appointed by The Guinness Partnership to deliver planned maintenance works to two high rise schemes – taking the housing maintenance provider’s total number of tower block refurbishment projects to over 200.
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.
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