Wates grows higher education portfolio with university of Leeds FM appointment

Wates is expanding its service delivery in higher education having secured a new contract with the University of Leeds.

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Wates and the Department For Education begin work on first net zero schools

Wates will use pioneering modern methods of construction to build some of the UK’s first net zero schools, supporting the country’s ambitious climate goals.

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Leading UK university selects Wates for planned and reactive maintenance contract

Leading facilities management provider, Wates has been successfully reappointed by the London School of Economics to continue their successful planned and responsive maintenance partnership for a further four years.

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Wates begins work on new £17m Edgar Wood Academy

Wates has begun work on a new £17m secondary school serving the local communities of Heywood, Middleton, Birch and Langley in Rochdale.

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National social value award win for Wates

Wates has received a prestigious award at the 2021 National Social Value Awards winning the ‘Private Sector Leadership’ category.

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Wates overcomes Covid challenge to deliver new Gateshead SEN school

Wates has completed its first project for Gateshead Council with the delivery of a £12m new school for children with special educational needs (SEN).

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Wates and SCAPE deliver more than £58m worth of social and local economic value during 2020

Wates and SCAPE has announced that last year it delivered a total Social and Local Economic Value Add of over £58m.

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Construction completed at Loughborough commercial park

Wates and Perfect Circle have jointly completed £22m worth of works at the Loughborough University Science Enterprise Park.

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Harrow pupils to receive new children’s book promoting careers in the construction industry

Primary school pupils in Harrow are among the first to receive a unique new children’s book designed to inspire them to work in the construction industry.

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Worthington Primary School in Sale receives £1.6m extension

Wates Smartspace, has completed a new two-storey extension with fit-out at Worthington Primary School in Sale, Manchester.

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Wates’ response to the Comprehensive Spending Review

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a ‘once in a generation investment’ in infrastructure will be crucial as the country works to recover from the biggest economic contraction in the last 300 years. Steve Beechey, Public Sector Director responded on behalf of Wates Group.

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£58.5 million state-of-the-art Nottingham College City Hub completes

National contractor Wates Construction has completed works at Nottingham College City Hub, a landmark new campus for the College providing space for 2,000 students and 200 staff, offering local people a state-of-the-art learning experience and future employment opportunities.

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Delivering zero-carbon school buildings

As part of our Wates Summer Series, involving experts from across the industry, we discussed delivering zero carbon school buildings. Stephen Beechey, Group Public Sector Director, shares the key points from the workshop in the following blog.

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38,000 books delivered across London for Children’s Book Project

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most collection points across London have been closed, but ours at Borough Yards has remained open and has contributed to 38,000 books being delivered to children and babies in the last month.

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Wates lays foundation for children’s reading initiative

On World Book Day 2020, Wates has announced a partnership with the Childrens Book Project, installing a pilot donation point in London on the hoarding of its Borough Yards development.

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London Business School

A comprehensive structural upgrade, refurbishment and new build extensions to the former Marylebone Town Hall forming a new state-of-the-art campus.

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Poplar Farm shortlisted for Construction Project of the Year

Wates entered the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards for its work on Poplar Farm Primary School’s building.

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Gavin Miller

Gavin has been DfE Framework Director since March 2019 having previously been DfE Framework Manager for four years.

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