Fit out
and refurbishment

Our fitout and refurbishment business works on a range of innovative project across all sectors

We work for a huge range of customers, from banks and retailers to commercial offices and public sector bodies.

We’re well known for our high-value, multi-million-pound construction projects, but we also provide fit out services to customers across the UK.

We improve our customers’ buildings, boosting their value and making them better spaces to be in. As with everything we do, our work is always of the highest standard.

603

projects managed in 2022

176

employees

3 years

of zero harm across our projects

79 +

customer rating (NPS score)

OUR SECTORS

Who we help

Working with the MoJ to transform the courts and tribunals facilities

A TRUSTED PARTNER

We’ll get the job done right with minimal disruption

We’re trusted by some of the UK’s best-known companies and institutions. Our key customers include M&S, GSK, His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the Ministry of Justice and the UK’s top four high street banks. This includes Lloyds Banking Group, with whom we’ve been working for 15 years.

If you’ve visited your high street recently, chances are you’ve seen the results of our work. We’re rightly proud to say that almost all our customers are in it for the long haul. In fact, over 90% of our business is in the form of a framework or long-term agreement.

High quality, sustainable office fit out and refurbishment

HELPING OUR CUSTOMERS GO GREEN

Providing sustainable solutions

We work incredibly hard to keep our customers happy. That means providing an outstanding customer experience as we help them manage, upgrade, and refurbish their property portfolios.  With a laser focus, we find the right solution. At the same time, we offer sustainable alternatives wherever possible.

That’s where our unique Wates Innovation Network of sustainable technology can add even more value to our customers.

GPA Darlington

Working with public and private customers

We’re a growing business, with sound finances and big brand name customers who stay with us year on year. We have a 50/50 split of private and public sector customers.

We’re also supporting the Government’s ‘levelling up’ ambitions, by fitting out key regional hubs across the UK.

OUR PROJECTS

Explore our fit-out and refurbishment projects

Harbourside, Bristol

Harbourside, Bristol

When we were appointed to deliver Lloyds Banking Group’s Harbourside project, we understood the value this new hub would bring to the Group’s colleagues and its customers..

Commercial
Imperial College London

Imperial College London

We recently transformed the Sir Michael Uren building at Imperial College London (ICL) over an 11-week programme.

Education
Marks & Spencer Battersea

Marks & Spencer, Battersea

The project to fit out M&S' newest store in the iconic Battersea Power Station development presented an entirely fresh set of challenges.

Retail and the high street
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CAREERS IN FIT OUT AND REFURBISHMENT

Want to be part of our team?

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Location: Leatherhead

Job Type: Customer Service

Application Deadline: 05-03-2024

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Surveyor to join our Wates team within our Smartspace division. You will working on national projects reporting into the Site Surveyor or Project Surveyor. You will be assisting in the development and implementation of all pre and post contract strategies, commercial functions and contract reporting.Key Accountabilities will include: Regularly undertake site safety samples Ensures PDR’s A&B, Training Manuals are regularly completed for self. Create and regularly review personal action plans for project and personal related tasks. Regularly complete on-site measurements/ take offs. Develop accurate site records to assist in the measurement and valuation about material and plant cost, COI and day works as well as drawing / specification revisions. Develop an understanding of the internal/external commercial strategies about minor subcontract packages and on-site prelims. Develop an understanding of the M&V process in order to support the production of monthly CVRs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to form relationships with supply chain and work effectively with site management and the site team. Basic commercial skills – basic understanding of maximising value recovery and basic ability to form relationships with PQS and the design team.

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Fit Out

Location: London NW1

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 05-03-2024

We have an opportunity for a Project Surveyor to join our Wates team within our Smartspace division. You will be working out of either our Warrington, London, Luton or Leatherhead offices. We are looking for someone that will take accountability for the implementation of all pre/ post contract strategies, commercial functions and contract reporting.Our highly skilled teams have a wealth of experience and a robust track record in undertaking a range of services from minor refresh works and conversions to full developer shell fit-outs and complex refurbishment projects.The main accountabilities will include: Regularly review subcontract safety audits prior to payment authorisation. Develop and encourage project team performance encouraging and ensuring that Wates’ main contractual obligations and or strategies are executed and regularly reviewed Regularly review project accountabilities Demonstrate understanding of internal and external tender strategies / build up Agree external valuations / cash flow to maximise project value Work with the Commercial Manager to agree and produce main and subcontract final accounts Ensure all contractual processes are completed on timeWe are looking for you to already have relevant commercial skills and experience including the ability to maximise value recovery, cost control and cash management as well as effectively use / understand financial reports and final accounts.To be successful in the role you will be a confident communicator, able to demonstrate the ability to form and develop relationships with the client, PQS, design team and supply chain. You will also be confident in effectively leading and developing commercial site teams.

Quantity Surveyor Fit Out

Location: Warrington

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 01-03-2024

Wates Group have an opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join Smartspace, our fit out and refurbishment business.Our Quantity Surveyors are a valuable part of our business, where they take ownership for the development and implementation of all pre and post contract strategies, commercial functions and contract reporting.If you are passionate about the commercial aspects of Construction and are looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.As our Quantity Surveyor you will: Ensure timely delivery of high-quality commercial reports to clients. Identify, document, and submit variations on projects, ensuring swift agreement. Issue tender enquiries and reconcile packages. Negotiate external valuations and cash flow to maximize project value. Review and agree upon final accounts with both main and subcontractors. Conduct regular site visits to meet with the site team and subcontractors, addressing any issues that arise. Administer and resolve contract issues upstream with the client and downstream with the supply chain. WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car Travel covered to any of our sites (in line with HMRC guidelines) 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.To find out more about LIFE AT WATES

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Fit Out

Location: Warrington

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 01-03-2024

Wates are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join Smartspace, our fit out and refurbishment business.If you are passionate about the commercial aspects of Construction and are looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.ABOUT THE ROLEOur Senior Quantity Surveyors are a valuable part of our business, where they lead the team on a project or cluster of packages having full accountability for the development and implementation of all pre and post contract strategies, commercial functions and contract reporting. Project Surveyors take the lead; working collaboratively with our customers and industry specialists with a firm focus on added value, compliance, commercial viability, and best practice.As our Senior Quantity Surveyor you will: Manage the project commercial team ensuring all Wates Main Contract obligations are met and process obligations are complete with particular reference to Procurement, Sub-contract orders, Managing Supply Chain, Measurements and Valuations, Contractual Notices and Valuing Change. Complete and submit Monthly Cost Reports, Procurement Strategy Updates and Internal/External Progress Reports alongside developing and implementing internal and external tender stage and delivery strategies. Agree external valuations upstream/downstream to maintain a positive project cashflow and produce and agree main and subcontract final accounts.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… Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression. Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/We are always looking for a variety of new talent to join our teams, to help us grow and innovate as a business. Although you may not have all of the skills listed, many of them may be transferable to other roles within the WATES Group.If you would like clarity on any of our vacancies, discuss career opportunities in strict confidence or need anything to make our recruitment process easier, please contact our In-House Recruitment Team directly or via recruitment@wates.co.uk and one of us will get in touch as soon as possible.As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships.


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