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Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor working with partners in both public and private sectors to create a more sustainable built environment and deliver lasting legacies for the communities in which we work.

We deliver projects all over the country through our regional and national experts, enabling us to provide specialist support locally, backed up by the scale and capability of a national business.

We have significant experience of using innovation to deliver complex projects across a range of industries, including in education, residential, commercial, healthcare, justice and emergency services, and our focus on social responsibility means we maximise value for customers and efficiently deliver high performance buildings that enhance the places and communities around them.

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We work in various industries across the public and private sectors

Design and Construct

As expert design and construction integrators, we have dedicated teams offering a fully coordinated pre-construction service enabling us to facilitate the design vision of your build.

At Wates we understand and embrace the value of your design, ensuring the transition into construction via procurement, manufacture and fabrication is as seamless as possible. Our approach of engaging early with  design allows us to influence design solutions when they will create the best value for the client.

Wates Building Services

With a dedicated in-house Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) delivery service, Wates Building Services (WBS), we can combine greater commerciality with an integrated approach across our supply chain.

This replaces traditional M&E procurement on some of Wates Constructions projects, working with specialist sub-contractors to implement a tailored approach on a project-by-project basis. This in-house platform complements our established external supply chain and with our specialist in-house WBS technical teams fully integrated with the Wates Construction team, we can deliver greater value.


At Wates, we use Building Information Modelling (BIM) to generate, share and manage information collaboratively with our customers and supply chain.

Through the creation of digital models, we are able to validate and coordinate design information, improve procurement, reduce waste and maximise delivery efficiency to provide cost and time benefits for our clients. Working toward industry best practice, Wates have already orchestrated the completion of the Ministry of Justices BIM best practice guidelines, in conjunction with other partners.

Focused Sector Expertise

With dedicated teams throughout the UK across all sectors, Wates puts experts at the forefront of all our projects ensuring seamless expert delivery and handover.

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial and Research
  • Government and Frameworks
  • Education
  • Higher Education
  • Student Accommodation
  • Care homes
  • Heritage
  • Retail and leisure
  • MOD
  • MOJ

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