Local plans and system of presumed planning consent could solve housing crisis

In a move to address the UK’s substantial housing shortage, we have called for bold reforms to the planning system. Download our whitepaper

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We’re continuing our 19-year partnership with Hertfordshire County Council with £4.5m contract.

We’ve been appointed by Hertfordshire County Council to carry out a range of planned, reactive, and minor works across the Council’s 1,025 corporate buildings, libraries, fire stations, adult day care centres, youth centres, rural estates, open spaces, and schools.

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Our Developments team secures promotion and master developer agreement for 4,500 homes in Chelmsford

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve exchanged contracts to promote and deliver up to 4,500 new homes at Hammonds Farm, Chelmsford.

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We’re the first major developer to sign Healthy Homes Pledge

We’ve formally signed a pledge supporting the Town and Country Planning Association’s (TCPA) Healthy Homes Principles.

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‘Topping out’ ceremony held at landmark later living residential development in Hampstead

• We’ve announced with Riverstone the structural completion phase of a new landmark later living residence, with 93 apartments in Hampstead at a ‘Topping out’ ceremony.

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Helping social housing residents live happier and healthier lives

Summer Sampson, Disrepair Manager at Wates, shares insight on the long-term solutions needed to help social housing overcome some of its biggest challenges.

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We’ve ramped up work to improve the country’s  social housing stock with ‘healthy homes’ launch

We manage repairs and maintenance for over 500,000 homes on behalf of 65 social landlord customers, has launched a new dedicated service designed to combat two of the greatest challenges facing social housing, disrepair, and damp and mould.

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Blooming Balconies at Park Rise

New and prospective residents of the Park Rise retirement village enjoyed an informative gardening event last weekend to learn about making the most of their new balconies.

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We’re set for Channel View Regeneration Scheme in Cardiff 

Cardiff Council has appointed us as the contractor to deliver its transformational redevelopment of the Channel View estate in Grangetown.

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We’ve completed sale of 222 acre site in Ford, West Sussex, providing 1,500 new homes

Our Developments business has completed the sale of a 222 acre site in Ford, West Sussex, to Vistry and partner, Abri.

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Topping out of new homes and workspace at Canada Water

We have celebrated with British Land and AustralianSuper have celebrated the topping out of Plot A1, a sustainable mixed-use building in the heart of the 53-acre Canada Water masterplan.

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Delivering the homes the country needs

Download our whitepaper proposing a streamlined, plan-led system to tackle the UK’s housing crisis, ensuring certainty for all stakeholders.

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We’ve secured our largest SHDF contract to date

We have secured a £21m contract to carry out energy improvement works on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2.1, becoming our largest SHDF contract to date.

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The completion of Park Rise, our latest development for over 55’s is marked with a visit by Havering Council’s Cabinet

The visit highlighted the development’s commitment to creating a vibrant community, ahead of residents moving in over the next few weeks.

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Wates and Cardiff Council’s 1st state-of-the-art Community Living scheme

The first of Cardiff Council’s new build state-of-the-art Community Living developments for older people was officially launched on Tuesday, December 19.

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Gascoigne East Phase 3 ground breaking

We have been celebrating the start of construction on phase 3B of Gascoigne East in the Gascoigne Neighbourhood with Be First, the urban regeneration arm of Barking and Dagenham Council. 

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Gorse ride, Wokingham

Starting on-site in October 2022, work is now well underway on the first of 249 modern new homes which will transform the local area, in place of the original 1970s era pre-fabs.

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Nottinghamshire County Council

In May 2022, we began a whole house retrofit contract for Nottinghamshire Council as part of their £1.5m Social Housing Decarbonisation Demonstrator Fund works

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