Find our latest press releases, including news on Wates’ initiatives, contract wins, project updates, awards and other achievements.
Use our filters on the left to browse our press releases by sector and service.
£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.
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.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
16 years 3 months 1 day 17 hours
YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
Set by Google to distinguish users.
A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
Hotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.
This is a Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page using the Hotjar script.
Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit.