Science and research | Wates

Wates has vast experience in delivering highly specialised projects within the science and research sector

We know that science and research facilities are often innovative, incredibly complex and carry a requirement to be operationally world class. They are flag-bearers for institutions and play a vital role in both government and business as a resource, supporting collaboration and partnerships between science, business and academia.

Our technical expertise in developing construction solutions for labs and research, data centres and within healthcare, has created value added facilities that are consistently completed on schedule and within budget. This is what makes us a market leader.

Working in collaboration with our clients

We understand our client’s need to attract and retain the best scientific and research talent from around the world, something fundamental to their status and their ability to gain research funding, attract the best students and drive their position in league tables.

At Wates, our expertise and ability to work in complete collaboration with our clients means we can deliver the unique technical requirements of such developments to the BREEAM excellent, highest quality standard they require. We have a rich span of knowledge across our business, with our projects setting the benchmark for facility construction and continuing do so for many years into the future.

We are a proven and trusted partner, our customers choose to work with us again and again and our included projects demonstrate some of our developments with repeat clients

Our collaborative partnerships with in-house experts place us as industry specialists with unrivalled ability to offer insight and innovation

We are the partner of choice for industry-leading and worldclass projects, working with high-profile clients such as Astrazeneca, and Public Health England.

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South West and South Wales


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Northern Home Counties


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Yorkshire and North East