Build

zero carbon construction at Canada Water

We build great places for people to live and work in today, and develop solutions to meet the challenges of tomorrow

Our passion is delivering truly sustainable buildings that enhance people’s lives and the wider community. Whether building schools, hospitals, homes or offices, our commitment to innovation means we work tirelessly to provide the best solution to whatever unique challenges our customers might face.

4,600

new homes built in 2022

15,800

homes in planning and development

£43m

17 new schools under construction

Wellington Place

Innovation is everything

Whichever project we work on, we believe we can always find a better way to do things.

This means we try new technologies and innovative ways of working to create buildings that are more sustainable, and provide the best value for money possible for our customers.

This is because we believe that better buildings create healthier and more productive communities – and we are proud to help bring these about.

SERVICES

How we help

SECTORS

Who we help

Projects

Wellington Place high quality commercial office development in Leeds

11 and 12 Wellington Place, Leeds

The intention for 11 & 12 Wellington Place was to create two landmark buildings in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

Commercial
Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Smethwick

Delivering a world class sporting venue and a community legacy. Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been built to host one of the largest international sporting events of 2022.

Sport and Leisure
Astrazeneca Sterile Production Plant

Sterile Production Plant – AstraZeneca

We are part of the team currently on site at the AstraZeneca Macclesfield Campus.

Science and Technology
Havering 12 estates regeneration programme

LB of Havering Joint Venture regeneration

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

Residential
Daedalus Village, Gosport

Homes England partnership at Daedalus Village, Gosport

New 200 home seafront home development on preserved historic military complex.

Residential
Abbey Road, Camden

LB of Camden Residential Development in Abbey Road

A redevelopment project focused on the area around Abbey Road and Belsize Road in Kilburn, London.

Residential
We collaborate with our customers, working on sustainable, innovative designs that transform retail spaces

Marks & Spencer stores fit out

We have been working for Marks & Spencer (M&S) for over 20 years, delivering over 1,000 store refurbishment and fit out projects across the M&S full range of stores, including clothing & home and foodhalls.

Retail and the high street

Aintree, Fire and Rescue station & training academy

Our fifth project with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS), the new Fire and Rescue station and Training Academy and National Resilience Centre of Excellence is being constructed right in the heart of Aintree. 

Emergency Services
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CAREERS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Want to be part of our team?

Payroll Administrator

Location: Finsbury Park

Job Type: Clerical & Administration

Application Deadline: 13-03-2024

We have an opportunity for a Payroll Administrator to join our Wates team within our Maintenance Division. You will be based out of our Finsbury Park office working with our payroll team.Key Responsibilities Set up, populating and regular maintenance of spreadsheets Check payroll, gross to net checks Payroll reconciliation Payroll processes and procedures Manual calculations of net pay, grossing up Communicate confidently and effectively at all levels in both written and verbal communicationAlongside the day to day activities we are at the beginning a journey to review all of our processes and ways of working so if you are comfortable with a level of ambiguity and manual input we would welcome your support to help us develop and improve our payroll service over the coming months.To be successful you will be already working in a similar role, or be a fast learner, with confidence in all aspects of administrative tasks.You will also be a confident communicator, value confidentiality and be able to meet tight deadlines.

Assistant Site Surveyor

Location: Barnsley

Job Type: Operational

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Surveyor to join our Living Space team in Barnsley.Wates Living Space is one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year. Our leading position within the maintenance sector has enabled the business to realise ambitious strategic growth.Key Accountabilities will include: Produce commercial reports both internally and external to the company Ensure the timely receipt of quotations for materials, equipment and Sub-subcontract works, undertake commercial assessment of quotes received and ensure the timely placement of orders on commercially advantageous terms to facilitate project delivery and ensure business objectives are met. Regularly complete on site measurements/ take offs Ensure all contractual processes are completed on timeWe are looking for a good work ethic and the ability to work under a Project Surveyor and within a team of Surveyors of different levels of knowledge.To be successful in the role you will be able to liaise with Client and have the personal skills to create effective relationships with the team.

Assistant Site Surveyor

Location: Barnsley

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Surveyor to join Wates with our Living Space team in Barnsley.Wates Living Space is one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year. Our leading position within the maintenance sector has enabled the business to realise ambitious strategic growth.Key Accountabilities will include: Produce commercial reports both internally and external to the company Ensure the timely receipt of quotations for materials, equipment and Sub-subcontract works, undertake commercial assessment of quotes received and ensure the timely placement of orders on commercially advantageous terms to facilitate project delivery and ensure business objectives are met. Regularly complete on site measurements/ take offs Ensure all contractual processes are completed on timeWe are looking for a good work ethic and the ability to work under a Project Surveyor and within a team of Surveyors of different levels of knowledge.To be successful in the role you will be able to liaise with Client and have the personal skills to create effective relationships with the team.

Bid Manager

Location: Finsbury Park

Job Type: Bid

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Bid Manager to join Wates with our Wates Living Space Bid team. You will successfully manage the project bid process to ensure that a considered and co-ordinated bid can be presented for adjudication; as well as then manage the second stage of the bid. Wates Living Space is one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year.Key accountabilities of this role will include: Leading in new bids from concept through to fruition ensuring our offers are clearly articulated, cost estimate is adjudicated and signed off and final submissions are reviewed Produce a bid strategy and brief tender team Ensure correct selection of subcontractors and suppliers for key packages and organise distribution of tender documents/amendments for appropriate parties. Develop presentations to potential clients using graphic design skills and utilise external graphic designers and printers Responsibility for the quality of all aspects of the bid, including written documentation and presentations, ensuring that written work is clear, concise and compelling. We are looking for an experienced Bid Manager within the social housing industry with strong knowledge of the whole bid process, having successfully managed bids from start to finish. To be successful in this role you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organised and have good team management skills.

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