£6bn Pledge to Tackle Fuel Poverty Must be Backed by Skills Investment

As the dust settles on the Autumn Statement, David Morgan, Executive Managing Director at Wates Property Services, shares his thoughts on the impact of the Chancellor’s pledge to commit £6bn to energy efficiency retrofit and the necessary steps to realise the Government’s decarbonisation ambitions.

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Volunteers create first Miyawaki Forest in Brent

Volunteers across Brent have teamed up to launch Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Forest, becoming the borough’s first ever Miyawaki Forest of 650 trees at the heart of King Edwards VII Park.

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Autumn Budget response from Wates on energy efficiency

David Morgan, executive managing director for Wates Property Services has shared his thoughts on the energy efficiency measures that were announced.

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Wates expands southern presence

Wates has grown its southern property portfolio with three projects on behalf of Brent Council, St Mungo’s and mhs homes.

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Housing association awards major investment contracts worth £38 million

Oldham-based housing association, First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has selected two partners to take on four-year major investment contracts, worth a combined £38 million.

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Social Housing Retrofit – We’re Gaining Momentum

David Morgan, Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services, shares his thoughts on some of the challenges around delivering retrofit to scale.

 

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Wates tackle fuel poverty and carbon emissions in social housing with Wates Retrofit

The Wates Group is marking the run up to Europe’s largest housing festival, Housing 2022, with the launch of Wates Retrofit, a new stamp of quality that signals the Group’s commitment to net zero carbon and to supporting those facing fuel poverty from unprecedented rising energy costs.

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Watch our housing experts discuss how social housing is meeting the challenge of net zero carbon

Client Relationship Director, Ben Williams and Partnership Director, Amy Smith were guest speakers at Inside Housing and Housing Today events

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Wates help create education and development legacy for community in Chichester

A learning space at a new community hub, created from a disused chapel in Chichester has been named in honour of the Wates family following a £6,000 donation from Wates Living Space.

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Green light for first wave of social housing decarbonisation fund

Wates Living Space is proud to work alongside six of our customers to successfully bid for a total of £10m of SHDF Wave 1 funding which will allow retrofitting technologies to be installed in over 1,000 properties.

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Wates appointed place on decarbonisation framework

Wates has been awarded a place on a £750m decarbonisation framework with procurement body Fusion 21.

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Housing Retrofit: The Journey to net zero is a Shared Learning Curve

Ben Williams shares his insight on the lessons so far learnt on the Wates’ retrofit programmes and the challenges ahead for the sector.

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Wates Living Space Kickstarts Early Careers

We have a number initiatives aimed at attracting young and talented individuals into the industry and to fulfil our social value commitments to our clients and their residents.

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Going the extra mile is what sets us apart

Sandra Thomas discusses the care and consideration that is required to ensure staff remain happy in their role, and how communication is key during the process.

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Working as one team is the only way to mobilise

David Morgan, Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services, gives his insight on the business’ tried and tested approach to effective contract mobilisation.

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The social housing decarbonisation challenge

Wates and its social housing energy services partner, Energy Specifics, explore the main challenges now facing the sector.

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Wates launches new online learning hub for residents across the UK

The Wates Community Learning portal is a digital platform providing access to over 50 nationally accredited courses.

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Wates to begin multi-year housing repairs contract for Lambeth Borough Council

Wates has been appointed by Lambeth Borough Council to provide repairs and void works on the council’s new £200m borough-wide housing repairs and maintenance contract.

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