Winnall, Winchester City Council

Winchester City Council declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and is aiming for the wider district to be carbon neutral by 2030. The Winnall social housing scheme is an example of the council’s commitment to becoming a carbon neutral local authority by 2024.

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Behind the Lights – Piccadilly’s Lucent project completed for Landsec

We’ve completed work on a new seven-story mixed-use building behind the iconic Piccadilly Lights in central London, transforming a previously disused space into shops, workspaces and apartments.

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The Guinness Partnership

Our work for The Guinness Partnership (Guinness) saw us complete part-house retrofits to 52 homes in Crewe as part of the BEIS Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Demonstrator project. Our role in leading the retrofit project was to catalyse innovation and develop best practice to inform Guinness’ future social housing retrofit projects.

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We’re growing Brent portfolio with £35m major works

We’re set to expand our presence in London with the appointment of our housing maintenance services team  to deliver Brent Council’s Major Works programme across its social housing portfolio.

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Havering 12 Estates Regeneration Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

Havering Council and Wates have celebrated five years as Joint Venture (JV) partners on our pioneering estates regeneration project with a day of celebrations.

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Wrexham Council

A first for Wrexham County Borough Council, this pilot scheme was delivered by our Retrofit team, alongside partners Energy Specifics and Construction Thinking, to transform an inefficient void property into a pioneering zero-carbon home.

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How the Gove housing speech could start a retrofit revolution

While the headlines from Michael Gove’s housing speech on 23 July may have focused mainly on a renewed commitment to building one million new homes by 2024 and for more homes to be built in city centres the Government also announced new measures for permitted development relaxing previous restrictions around changing buildings like shops and offices into homes

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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.

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We have started on the first housing scheme for Manchester City Council’s This City development company

We’ve celebrated starting on site at a new 128-home low carbon development in Ancoats, the first project for This City, Manchester City Council’s housing development company.

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Building homes can be part of the solution as we move towards net zero

Geraint Sewell on how we can work with local authorities and delivery partners to build a more sustainable future together.

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L&Q appoints our housing maintenance division to £2bn major works programme

We have been appointed by leading housing association, L&Q to deliver maintenance and fire safety works to 13,400 homes as part of a 15-year, major works programme worth up to £300m a year.

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Agreement with Brent Council to deliver more than 300 new homes

More much-needed housing will soon be a reality in Wembley following an agreement with Brent Council to develop 304 new homes.

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Buckingham – planning consent and 58 acres of land sold

In July 2022, we secured outline planning consent for a sustainable development of 420 family homes.

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We have secured planning for a second phase of land in Windsor

Our Developments business has secured local planning approval for 320 vitally needed new homes and a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school on a second phase of land west of Windsor.

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We have secured planning consent for much-needed new homes in Windsor

Our Developments business, a leading sustainable land promoter and developer, has secured planning consent on land in Windsor and sold the scheme to Crest Nicholson.

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Wates Project Manager wins national award for residential development

One of our experienced Project Managers, Glyn Williams, has been crowned Site Manager of the Year at the annual LABC Excellence Awards in London.

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Wembley Park

A new build mixed-use development of 370 residential apartments, retail units, community hall and low cost employment space, set around a landscaped courtyard podium deck over basement car parking.

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LB of Havering Joint Venture regeneration

A 12 year joint venture partnership to breathe new life into the community of Havering.

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