Develop and invest


Creating sustainable places that people love to live and work in.

We invest in creating the homes and workplaces of the future through residential and commercial land promotion and residential development. We acknowledge the UK’s growing housing crisis and are passionate about our role in boosting housing supply across the country and helping vibrant businesses to grow.


New homes to be delivered on our residential sites


Success-rate in planning applications since 2005.

A collaborative approach

Collaborative working is in our DNA. We strongly believe that bringing stakeholders together to share ambitions and ideas is the best way to shape future communities and truly create sustainable places for today and tomorrow.

We are constantly seeking sites and opportunities for future development across both public and private sectors and aim to secure the best possible outcomes for the communities and landowners we work with.

Getting the green light for new development is challenging and all development must navigate the UK’s complex planning system. This is why we are proud of our 98% success rate for the schemes we have promoted through planning applications since 2005.


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Hounsome Fields, Basingstoke

Achieving planning consent and the subsequent land sale of Hounsome Fields in Basingstoke was a standout highlight for us in 2017.

Wates developments - Walburton, West Sussex

Walberton, West Sussex

Working closely with Arun District and Walberton Parish Councils Wates Developments created an attractive development of 175 new homes which was unanimously consented by the Arun Planning Committee at a local level only 12 months following entering into a Land Promotion Agreement with a local landowner.


Buckingham – planning consent and 58 acres of land sold

In July 2022, we secured outline planning consent for a sustainable development of 420 family homes.

Cardiff Living Project

Cardiff Council Residential Partnership

Cardiff Living is an exciting development partnership between Wates Residential and the City of Cardiff Council.

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.



Want to be part of our team?

Bid Manager

Location: Leatherhead

Job Type: Bid

Application Deadline: 26-04-2024

Wates are seeking a talented Bid Manager to join our Residential team to be a key member of the team delivering and executing Pre-Construction strategies and activities, focussing on joint venture development schemes or potential high profile, technically complex construction-only projects. If you are passionate about the residential sector and experienced in delivering developments in joint venture partnerships and / or contracting only-partnerships, then we have an opportunity to join our successful and growing team.Seeking a candidate with proven skills and strong track record of success, they will be confident in challenging the norm and bringing fresh ideas forwards.If you are an agile-thinker and able to confidently lead bids of scale and complexity, influence senior leaders both internally and externally, then we have a great opportunity for you to join us and progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team. ABOUT THE ROLE Our Bid Managers are a valuable part of our business, being the key lead for our JV / Development Agreement or Contractor tenders, with IP and tactics that will position us as a market-leader to be the partner of choice for our public sector residential partners.AS OUR BID MANAGER YOU WILL: Take responsibility for the leadership of project bid teams, liaising with multiple internal and external stakeholders, coordinating all inputs and analysis holding to tender or preconstruction programmes. Maintain a customer focussed approach; Drive win strategies, commercially and quality-wise; Be confident in chairing meetings with peers and Board, influencing win themes and leading conversations around key decisions; Interface effectively with our Clients and Client Advisors at required intervals ensuring their requirements are clearly understood, reflected and enhanced in our tender. Drive best practice internally, ensuring we are ahead of the competition and setting ourselves up for success; Ensure that all members of the project bid team have a clear understanding of their role and required outputs; Manage and input into the writing and pulling together of market leading high quality bid responses and submission document Ensure all bids are carried out and settled in accordance with Wates governance; Planning ahead for the required series of Investment Committees and Governance gateways, ensuring the right internal stakeholders are taken ‘on the journey’ in a timely manner.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade) Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group) Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.

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