Thousands of home improvements on the way with Places for People

Making thousands of home improvements with Places for People
Home News Thousands of home improvements on the way with Places for People

We have been appointed by leading UK social enterprise, Places for People, to upgrade thousands of homes across the central and north east as part of a £104m major works investment framework.

The national programme is managed through six regions, with Wates the only contractor to manage two regions. Our teams will deliver a range of improvements such as new kitchens, doors, and windows as well as exterior painting.

During the four-year contract, more than £40m will be invested across our regions.

We will be recruiting 84 full-time roles and 42 apprentices and will provide over 1,000 training places and 252 work placements.

We are very proud to be growing our portfolio in the central and north regions through our work with Places for People. Working with our partners across the framework, we are committed to providing safe, secure, comfortable, and efficient homes.”
Stewart Reid Regional Managing Director

Stewart Reid

Managing Director, Wates Living Space

We are looking forward to working alongside Wates. This programme is a response to our customers’ needs, exceeding regulatory requirements and delivering sustainable homes and communities.”

Mark Arnold

Director of Asset Strategy and Investment for Places for People

As part of our commitment to generating social value for communities, we will be donating materials and time for community refurbishment projects, running DIY workshops for tenants and donating to local good causes. In 2022, we generated over £163m in social value for the communities in which we work.