Reflections on the SteelZero Event: Decarbonising steel for a net zero future

I recently had the pleasure of attending the SteelZero event organised by The Climate Group alongside Bekir Andrews, our Environmental Sustainability Director, and Mark Craig, Regional Director for London Construction.

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The Building Safety Act: What does competency look like for the building envelope sector?

The introduction of the Building Safety Act (2022) saw the dawn of a new era for the construction industry. The Act applies to all buildings and requires the industry to actively demonstrate competence, defined as skills, knowledge, experience and behaviour.

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Landmark new training and development academy for Merseyside fire and rescue service completed

We have completed all works at new Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Training and Development Academy in Aintree

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Wates’ Paul Chandler announces retirement

Paul Chandler announces that he will be retiring from a full-time executive role at the end of 2024, after a distinguished 42-year career in construction.

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Ministry of Justice creates leaders of the future to drive the New Prisons Programme

Wates has been part of a new secondment scheme pilot to support emerging talent across the wider portfolio through the Alliance 4 New Prisons. 

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How do we implement the circular economy today? 

Senior members from the built environment attended a roundtable event hosted by Wates in March to share learnings about how their businesses are implementing circular economy principles today and how to bring it into the mainstream. Here’s what they discussed.

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We’re onsite with Longfellow Real Estate Partners at CamLIFE in Cambridge

We’re set to deliver state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality lab space in Cambridge as soon as Mid-2025.

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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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Victoria House

We’re currently onsite converting Grade-II listed Victoria House into 300,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art life sciences hub.

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We have appointed Steff Battle as Managing Director of Wates Construction.

Steff has been at Wates since 1995, spending his initial 18 years in a regional capacity including five years as Regional Director.

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Social Value impact at Canada Water

British Land and AustralianSuper 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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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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We have been appointed to deliver central london’s largest office-to-life sciences conversion project

We’ve been appointed to convert Grade-II listed Victoria House into a 300,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art life sciences hub, with the main phase due to complete in Autumn 2024.

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Construction in a city where ‘prime office accommodation is at a premium’

Construction Index has reported on Welcome Building, a net zero carbon office project we are delivering in Bristol City Centre in partnership with Candour and Tristan Capital Partners.

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We’ve begun work on Highlight Leisure Centre

We’ve officially started work on Hartlepool’s new multi-million-pound leisure centre, Highlight. We are a leader in the construction of sport and leisure centres nationally and bring this expertise to the project following our appointment by Hartlepool Council.

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196 – 222 King’s Road, Chelsea

Delivering the £100M redevelopment on the Kings Road, one of London’s most prestigious streets.

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41 Lothbury

The £53m refurbishment and extension of the 129,521sq. ft. office building at 41 Lothbury sees us revisit the building, having completed the original refurbishment 18 years ago.

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Bedford SEN School

A new build SEN school all Through School in Kempston, Bedfordshire, for client Bedford Borough Council, which is due to open in phases from September 2024.

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