Wates appoints new lead to spearhead offsite innovation

Wates Construction appoints new lead to spearhead offsite innovation
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Wates has appointed Dan Sadler to the role of Offsite Manufacturing Director, to lead the expansion and development of its award-winning offsite manufacturing business in Coventry – Prism.

Dan, previously Operations Director for Wates in the Midlands, has more than 15 years’ experience in managing and delivering complex building services.

He will now head up Wates’ Prism business, and focus on expanding its offering by developing new innovations that can support greater use of offsite, and other modern methods of construction, on projects across the country. This expansion will form a key part of Wates’ restructured approach to delivering building services, announced earlier this year.

Since joining Wates in January 2019, Dan has already proved integral to major projects including Eden School for Boys in Birmingham, and the landmark Sandwell Aquatics Centre, and has been responsible for overseeing the development of the region’s M&E offering.

Previously Dan worked as an Operations Manager at NG Bailey where he was responsible for leading large technical building services projects in both private and public sectors.

Dan has made a huge impact on our business since joining, and his passion for finding new, better ways to deliver building services is exactly what we look for in all our senior leaders. Prism represents a huge opportunity to revolutionise construction not just for Wates, but for the wider industry. I’m confident that Dan will deliver on its potential and more, and I look forward to working with him.”

Rob Clifford

Managing director of Wates Integrated Construction Services

The Prism business, which last year relocated its manufacturing facility from York to larger premises in Coventry, has been a part of Wates since its acquisition of Shepherd Engineering Services in 2015. Its offsite MEP services have been used on projects around the country including the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) in Bristol, The Royal College of Surgeons in London and the Wellington Place development in Leeds.

Offsite technology excites me it can deliver projects faster, safer, to higher quality standards and with added value particularly relevant to builds in the public sector.

Prism already has a long history in delivering offsite excellence and my main focus will be elevating this even further, as well as looking at how it can support other modern advancements in construction and influence our environmental and net zero carbon agenda. By investing in research and embracing innovation we can help deliver better buildings, and I look forward to supporting this through my new role.”

Dan Sadler

Offsite Manufacturing Director