David Brocklebank is a Chartered Surveyor and is Managing Director of Wates Developments, which secures land and planning consents and creates joint ventures with mainstream homebuilders to fund new development schemes. He joined Wates in 2001 and has over 20 years’ experience in the development sector.
David leads the finance and accounting function and provides insight throughout land and development processes including land viability, contracts, joint venture agreements and funding arrangements. David became Finance Director of Wates Developments in October 2015.
Natalie has been a sales director on the development side for the last 20 years. She started at Countryside Properties in Essex and has also spent time working with both Linden Homes and Rydon Construction.
Second phase of Daedalus Village housing regeneration gets green light from Gosport planners
19 October 2020
Wates Residential’s application to develop a further 20 homes for local people at the ground-breaking Daedalus Village site in Lee-on-the-Solent has been given the go-ahead by Gosport Borough Council planning bosses.
Wates Residential cements Cardiff Living housebuilding partnership with Cardiff Council with a further two phases
16 October 2020
Wates Residential has been formally appointed to deliver the next two phases of its 10 year ‘Cardiff Living’ partnership with Cardiff Council. The partners will help tackle growing housing demand across the city by delivering 1,500 new homes across by 2027.
5,000 books donated to London primary schools to encourage diversity in the construction industry
7 October 2020
Primary school pupils across London are among the first to receive a unique new children’s book designed to inspire them to work in the construction industry.
Wates Residential supports grand opening of Adur Community Café in Shoreham
28 September 2020
Wates Residential has joined with PSR Solutions to donate £500 and a package of employment support sessions to the Adur Community Café.
Next chapter in Harrow multi-million-pound regeneration as Council announce development partner
11 SEPTEMBER 2020
Harrow Council have named Wates Residential as the development partner for their regeneration programme worth an estimated £600 million.
Erith residents celebrate IT equipment donation
4 September 2020
Erith residents are set to benefit from a donation of IT equipment from national developer, Wates Residential and housing association, Orbit in a move to ensure digital access for members of the community.
Wates Residential celebrates completion of Stag House development
15 JULY 2020
Wates Residential has completed work on 22 much-needed new homes at Stag House in Wandsworth, celebrating with an official event to mark the handing over of keys to Wandsworth Council.
Plans approved for retirement village as part of £1bn regeneration project
29 JUNE 2020
Plans have been approved on the second site of a £1 billion housing regeneration scheme in London, marking a significant step forward for the flagship home building programme.
Gascoigne - a model for 21st century affordable housing
26 JUNE 2020
Building work on one of east London’s largest regeneration projects is continuing at pace on Barking’s Gascoigne Estate.
Planning application submitted for £1bn east London estate regeneration
09 JUNE 2020
Havering Council and Wates Residential have submitted plans for the Waterloo Estate in Romford, east London, the largest council estate regeneration planning application to be submitted in London this year.
Cardiff Foodbank to benefit from £5,000 Wates Giving grant
08 JUNE 2020
Wates Residential helps secure funding for vital community foodbank service as demand increases due to Covid-19
Wates Residentials second Construct a Career course delivered for Bexley residents to kick-start industry careers
17 MARCH 2020
32 unemployed adults from Bexley and the surrounding areas have graduated from a free, two week Construct a Career training course that targets individuals that are not currently in employment.
Ground-breaking Neighbourhood Planning at former Ford Airfield
11 MARCH 2020
A ground-breaking neighbourhood plan led development at the former Ford Airfield, West Sussex has taken a further step forward with the submission of an outline planning application to create a new heart to Ford together with 1500 new homes at a highly sustainable location.
Demolition completes on first site in Haverings 12 Estates Regeneration
10 MARCH 2020
Demolition work has finished on Napier and New Plymouth House, the first site in phase one of Havering Councils 12 Estates regeneration programme with Wates Residential.
Local primary school children design artwork for Havering site hoarding
17 FEBRUARY 2020
Primary school children in Havering will have their artwork displayed on construction site hoarding at the Napier and New Plymouth House site in Rainham, as part of an exciting competition launched by Havering Council and Wates Residential.
Spinnaker is launched at official ribbon cutting ceremony
14 FEBRUARY 2020
Linden Homes and joint venture partner Wates Developments launch stunning new Spinnaker development in Westbury thanks to help from the local community.
Harold Hill residents encouraged to share views on regeneration project
13 FEBRUARY 2020
Residents in Harold Hill have shared their views on proposed plans for the Chippenham Road Estate.
Construct a Career partners with Wates
06 JANUARY 2020
Construct a Career, an initiative offering a proactive and quick solution to the skills shortage facing the UK construction industry, is celebrating its first programme delivered in partnership with the Wates Group in Brent.
First residents at Daedalus Village settle into their new homes
30 JANUARY 2020
The first residents have moved into their new homes at Daedalus Village, marking a significant step forward for the project.
Regeneration project helps residents back into work
30 JANUARY 2020
Havering Volunteer Centres Stepping Stones Lunch and Learn programme has celebrated a hugely successful year, with over half of its attendees now in full-time employment.
More local businesses set to benefit from boroughs biggest regeneration project
24 JANUARY 2020
Havering Council and Wates Residential call for local businesses to be part of their ambitious programme to deliver 3,500 high quality homes for local people over the next 12 to 15 years.
Ex-offenders given second chance through new construction employment programme
24 JANUARY 2020
A ground-breaking new scheme which offers prisoners paid work on construction sites is helping individuals return to the community and reduce reoffending.
Demolition begins on 200-home Gascoigne West project in Barking
14 JANUARY 2020
Demolition is now underway on the west side of the Gascoigne Estate, making way for the delivery of more than 200 new homes in Barking over the next two years.
Bringing festive cheer to our most vulnerable residents
23 DECEMBER 2019
Christmas is a time for families to come together and celebrate, but it is important to remember those who are less fortunate. The Havering Council and Wates Residential joint venture has set out to bring seasonal cheer to the most vulnerable residents in the borough, through a series of festive events and activities.
Building future careers through Havering regeneration scheme
30 DECEMBER 2019
Young unemployed adults in Havering have been given specialist training to help boost their employment prospects through the boroughs biggest regeneration project.
Bexley residents experiencing mental ill-health supported by special Christmas project
19 DECEMBER 2019
Hundreds of local residents experiencing mental ill-health are being supported by a special Christmas collection project.
Aldi acquires Dedworth Road site in Windsor from Wates Developments
17 DECEMBER 2019
Aldi Stores Limited has completed the acquisition of part of a site currently occupied by British Garden Centres on Dedworth Road, Windsor from Wates Developments.
Wates Residential rallies to bring festive boost to Shoreham Foodbank
13 DECEMBER 2019
Staff from national developer, Wates Residential have donated over £200 worth of Christmas goodies to the Shoreham Foodbank this festive season as it braces for the busiest December yet.
Wates Residential supports homeless in Gosport as winter freeze sets in
12 DECEMBER 2019
An incredible £500 has been donated to support Hostel 101 by national developer Wates Residential and its partners at the nearby Daedalus Village housing development, Rund and MD Developments. This will be used to purchase essential items for homeless people in Gosport this winter including water bottles, hygiene products, hats and gloves.
Demolition begins on £95m Park East development in Erith
28 NOVEMBER 2019
Demolition has begun on the £95 million Park East redevelopment in Erith, south-east London.
Proposed plans for new modern retirement village submitted
20 NOVEMBER 2019
Proposed plans for a new modern retirement village in South Hornchurch, Havering, submitted on Tuesday, which focus on improving residents wellbeing and creating new green spaces.
Nursery children design artwork for Shuttleworth Road site hoarding
18 NOVEMBER 2019
Local children were invited by Wates Residential to draw pictures of diggers and workmen to be displayed on neighbouring construction site hoarding.
A new west side story
13 NOVEMBER 2019
Plans for Wates Residential to build more than 200 new homes on the west side of the Gascoigne Estate have been given the thumbs up at Barking and Dagenham Councils planning committee.
Training opportunities in Erith kick started as first apprentices hired for Park East development
29 OCTOBER 2019
The first local apprentices have been hired to help regenerate the Park East site in Erith as Wates Residential supports a further seven people with its Building Futures training programme, also held last week in Erith.
Wates Residential invests £12.9 million in Gosport economy through Daedalus Village project
25 OCTOBER 2019
Wates Residential has invested over £12.9 million in the Gosport economy in just one year through its work at Daedalus Village in Lee-on-the-Solent.
Wates Residential team takes on Havering Half Marathon
15 OCTOBER 2019
A team of dedicated runners from Wates Residential who ran the Havering Half Marathon have spoken about the importance of supporting the local mental health charity, Havering Mind.
First plans approved for London's £1bn regeneration project
15 OCTOBER 2019
The first plans for a £1 billion housing regeneration scheme in London have been approved, marking a significant step forward for the flagship home building programme.
Work begins on 149 new council homes in Harlesden
14 OCTOBER 2019
The ground was officially broken as works commenced on 149 new homes for families at Knowles House, Harlesden.
Free business course sees success for local entrepreneurs
26 SEPTEMBER 2019
Dozens of budding entrepreneurs from Havering and East London have successfully set up new businesses and kick started their careers after completing a free business training course.
Funding boost for renewable energy housing scheme
25 SEPTEMBER 2019
Plans to develop more than 200 low carbon homes in the east of the city have been awarded Welsh Government grant funding.
Demolition begins to make way for new modern retirement village
18 SEPTEMBER 2019
Demolition has begun on the former Solar, Serena and Sunrise Courts site in south Hornchurch, Havering which is set to become a modern retirement village.
Orbit and Wates Residential celebrate completion of award-winning Erith Park development
17 SEPTEMBER 2019
Orbit and Wates Residential celebrated the completion of Erith Park development, in south east London, with a community party. Erith Park won a prestigious RICS award for best London Regeneration Project in 2016.
Innovative housing scheme gets green light from Planning
An innovative pilot scheme which will see the first modular homes built in Cardiff Councils flagship housebuilding programme has been given the go-ahead.
Cardiff jobseekers score with Rugby-based training and employment programme
With support from Wates Residential and funding from Wates Giving, the School of Hard Knocks has delivered its most successful course to date.
Demolition begins on £1 billion London regeneration project
Demolition has begun on one of Londons biggest housing regeneration projects, marking a significant step forward for the £1 billion scheme.
Community litter pick leads to a cleaner Havering
Havering Council and Wates Residential have taken part in a community litter pick to help make the borough a cleaner and tidier place to live.
Work begins on £9.4m West Street development
Wates Residential and Orbit have celebrated the start of work their West Street development in Erith with a ground-breaking ceremony.
Time well spent for volunteers in Brent
Wates volunteers spruce up community spaces across Brent for it’s Community and Conservation Week.
Wates Residentials first win on Be First framework is £55m project
Wates Residential has been appointed to deliver a £55 million project after winning a place on the pioneering Be First Development Framework.
Community hall gets fresh lick of paint during Wates volunteering week
Local community venues in Wandsworth are being given a fresh lick of paint thanks to a staff volunteering initiative by Wates Residential.
Primary school pupils win in Daedalus naming competition
New roads and apartment buildings in Daedalus will be named by primary school pupils who won a competition organised by Wates Residential.
A green light for Arthur Street in Bexley as planning permission is granted
Bexley Council has granted planning permission for Wates Residential and Orbit to redevelop the Arthur Street estate in Erith, South London.
PopUp Business School success as Havering residents graduate
More than 80 Havering residents took park in a free training course, providing participants with the support and tools to start a business of their own.
First plans are submitted for boroughs biggest regeneration project
Major step forward for the scheme as Havering Council and Wates Residential submit plans for Napier and New Plymouth House site.
Havering residents urged to get involved in free Pop-Up Business School
Havering Council is working in partnership with Wates Residential to deliver one of the capitals biggest regeneration projects over the next 12-15 years.
Wates continues Orbit partnership with new £9.4m contract
Wates Residential has extended its partnership with Orbit after being appointed to help deliver a £9.4 million project for new homes in Bexley.
Southern Housing Group prepares to build over 500 units after West Sussex coastline restoration
Southern Housing Group has appointed Wates Residential to commence work on a £24m investment programme to increase flood defences along the river wall between the River Adur and Shoreham beach.
First roof on historic Daedalus Village site completed
Wates Residential has completed the first roof on its historic Daedalus Village site – just five months after work started.
Havering business awarded demolition contract as part of boroughs biggest regeneration project
Two local businesses have been awarded demolition contracts by joint venture partners, Havering Council and Wates Residential as part of the boroughs biggest regeneration project.
Wates Daedalus Village project invites pupils to name roads and apartments
Wates’ Daedalus Village project invited primary school pupils in Gosport to take part in a unique competition to name roads and apartment buildings on the development.
Wates Residential breaks ground on £7m Stag House housing development in Wandsworth
Wates Residential commences work at Stag House as part of Wandsworth Councils £7m housing delivery
Wates Residential invites local businesses to assist in building 3,000 new houses
Havering Council and Wates Residential are inviting local businesses to be part of their programme to deliver 3,000 new houses for local people over the next 12 to 15 years.
80 Christmas lunches for Havering homeless and volunteers
Dozens of homeless people in Havering have been served a special three-course Christmas meal thanks to Wates Residential, volunteers from the borough’s biggest regeneration project and The Salvation Army.
Wates Residential donates £18,000 in grants to Gosport community via Wates Giving
Pensioners and people with support needs who want to volunteer in Gosport are set to benefit from significant investment in the borough following the award of thousands of pounds worth of charitable grants.
Wates Residential appoints new Development Director to support joint venture with Havering
Lia Silva joins Wates Residential to lead delivery of one of London’s biggest housing regeneration projects in Havering
Wates Residential breaks ground on Wandsworth Councils new housing development
Developer begins work at Shuttleworth Road as part of Councils housing delivery programme to build 1,000 homes for Wandsworth residents
Wates boosts habitat in Brent with new woodland in Roundwood Park
Fast-forward 10 years and there will be new woodland in Brent after 100 sapling trees were planted in Roundwood Park by Wates Residential volunteers.
Minecraft fans use gaming skills to help design Havering, one of Londons biggest regeneration projects
Ten and 11-year-olds in Havering have been using their gaming skills to road-test and improve the design of one of the capitals biggest regeneration projects.
Work starts on Daedalus Village in major step forward for 200-home scheme
Wates Residential has started work on its Daedalus Village scheme, which will see 200 homes built at pace on the south coast.
Delivering the promise: New Cardiff Living Council homes for Cardiff
The first new council homes to be delivered as part of Cardiff’s flagship house-building programme, Cardiff Living, will be handed over this week.
Bicester's Wretchwick Green from Wates Developments and Redrow Homes gets go-ahead
A revised planning application for Wretchwick Green has received approval from Cherwell District Council.
Havering community share views on regeneration project in borough
Residents in Havering are being invited to have their say on prospective ideas and designs for the biggest housing regeneration project in the borough.
Wates Residential celebrates first completions in Wales under Cardiff affordable house building scheme
The first homes built under Cardiffs flagship affordable house-building scheme have completed, marking a significant step forward for the project.
Wates supports award winning School Holiday Programme in Cardiff
National developer Wates Residential is helping to combat the challenges of the summer holidays by running sessions to support a crucial scheme for children.
Wates and Rotherham Council Provide Employment Opportunities for Jobseekers
Rotherham Council’s partnership with Wates Residential North to build 217 homes has resulted in employment opportunities for people in the borough.
Wates Residential starts work on fifth Cardiff Living site
Wates Residential has started work on its fifth Council housing site to bring new homes and jobs to Cardiff.
Major milestone reached on £10m development on site of former hostel in Coventry
The £10m transformation of a former homeless hostel in Coventry is a step closer after a major landmark in its construction was reached.
Camden community to benefit from £13,500 in grants
Wates Residential helps to secure funding for local facilities in Camden to deliver lasting legacy with funding from Wates Giving.
Wates Residential to build 92 homes in Wandsworth after winning two new contracts
Developer Wates Residential invests in local employment and skills to deliver lasting legacy for the area after winning two new contracts
Social enterprises host Seeing is Believing tour
Seeing is Believing is ethos behind recent social enterprise tour hosted by Wates Living Space and Wates Residential to support local businesses.
Wates Residential supports Gosport youngsters to kick-start their careers
Young unemployed adults in Gosport have been given specialist training by Wates Residential to help boost their employment prospects.
Leading design team appointed for Havering regeneration
Sixteen-strong team to help deliver lasting legacy for the community in Havering.
Wates Residential North appoints William H Brown
Wates Residential North, which is currently developing 217 new homes for Rotherham City Council, has appointed local estate agent William H Brown to begin the process of selling 98 soon-to-be completed properties in Maltby.
Daedalus housing project gets unanimous green light from Gosport planners
Wates Residentials ground-breaking Daedalus project to build 200 homes in Gosport has been given the go-ahead by borough council planning bosses.
Wates Residential expands in Wales due to success of flagship Cardiff Living programme
Wates Residential is expanding in Wales and has moved offices after its appointment as Cardiff Councils trusted development partner.
Wates appointed constructor to new £23.4m contract with Brent Council
National developer, Wates Residential, has been appointed constructor to a new £23.4 million project by the London Borough of Brent, which will see 149 new homes built within the borough by December 2021.
Wates Residential swaps single-use plastic cups for reusable bottles to help the Blue Planet
Inspired by BBC’s Blue Planet II, Wates Residential is swapping single-use plastic cups for reusable bottles in a bid to tackle the plastics crisis.
Wates Residential celebrates first homes snapped up under flagship Cardiff scheme
Wates Residential is celebrating very strong demand for the first homes released under Cardiffs flagship house-building programme.
Bourne Hall apartments unveiled at Guest Hospital site in Dudley
Wates Residential has launched 29 contemporary apartments for market sale at the historic Guest Hospital site in Dudley.
Wates Residential to build over 100 new homes in Doncaster
Wates Residential is collaborating with Doncaster Council to build over 100 new homes in Edlington.
Wates to deliver £1bn housing programme with Havering
London Borough of Havering announces £1bn contract and major new JV with Wates Residential, with 12 Council estates to provide 3,000 homes over 12 years.
Wates Residential starts work at two further Cardiff sites
Wates Residential has commenced work on its third and fourth sites in Cardiff as part of the Councils Cardiff Living 1,500-home programme
Wates Residential boost Flintshire economy with business event
Wates Residential have provided a boost to the Flintshire economy by hosting a Meet the Buyer event as part of a council initiative that saw over 50 local businesses invited to join a major construction supply chain and help deliver a number of new homes across the county.
Wates appoints new Managing Director of Residential North
Wates appoints Richard Shroll as new Managing Director of Residential North.
Wates Residential commit to community as part of JRHT's New Lodge development
Wates Residential has pledged to actively support community causes as part of it’s development of a Joseph Rowntree Extra Care development in York
Wates Residential and Homes England combine to breathe life into Daedalus Village
Wates Residential partners with Homes England to build 200 home development, Daedalus Village in Lee on Solent
Town reaps benefits of Wates and Flintshire County Council Partner
Wates Residential and Flintshire County Council are using their delivery of the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) to significantly boost the county’s employment and training offer.
Wates Residential provides training for Manchester's Jobseekers
Out of work Mancunians have been offered a helping hand towards returning to employment through leading developer Wates Residential’s Building Futures programme.
Wates Residential appointed to build £24m York Extra Care village
Wates Residential has been appointed by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) to build an extra care village development in York valued at approximately £24m.
Wates work at former Milldane site boosts local employment opportunities
Wates Residential, one of the UK’s leading developers, is using its role in creating 177 homes on the site of the former Milldane high-rise block in Orchard Park to enhance the employment prospects of Hull residents.
Wates and WM Housing join forces to boost employment opportunities in Coventry
National developer Wates Residential has joined forces with WM Housing Group to improve the career prospects of jobseekers in Coventry.
Third Extra Care scheme for Hull set to open doors
National developer, Wates Residential, has reached completion of a 156-apartment Extra Care complex at Leads Road in Hull, marking the conclusion of a major £80m investment programme by Hull City Council.
Orbit continues Wates partnership with £73m regeneration of London estate
Orbit has appointed Wates Residential to help deliver its proposed £73 million regeneration of a Bexley housing estate in London.
Wates' work on next generation aircraft base brings boost to Norfolk economy
Wates Construction’s £27m contract to build a new Squadron Headquarters at RAF Marham in Kings Lynn is benefiting local businesses.
Work begins on first 192 homes of 1,500 for Cardiff
National developer, Wates Residential, has commenced work on the first 292 homes of the City of Cardiff Councils flagship house building programme, which will see the development of 1,500 homes across 40 sites.
Wates Residential lined up for £52.8m Camden regeneration
National developer, Wates Residential, is set to grow its London-based portfolio with its appointment to build Phase One of London Borough of Camden Councils mixed-use Abbey Area Redevelopment.
Wates Residential appoints new Southern Development Director
Wates Residential has hired Kate Ives as Development Director for its London and South region. The appointment comes as Wates expands its presence in the residential development market.
Five planning approvals secured on pioneering Cardiff housing scheme
National developer, Wates Residential, has obtained planning approval for 353 new homes under City of Cardiff Councils flagship house building programme, which will see the development of 1,500 homes across 40 sites in the city.
Ground breaking new scheme to create hundreds of new homes for Rotherham
Wates Residential has been appointed as development partner to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to manage a flagship site cluster development project which will create almost 200 much-needed new homes.
Wates to grow new build development as housing division evolves
Wates has announced intentions to expand its housing investment and sales-led development, launching its national development arm, Wates Residential.
Rebuild of 1960s residential tower completes in Stockwell
Building work to create a brand new £28m residential development in Stockwell has reached completion as Wates Living Space Homes hands over the keys to Network Homes.
Wates Living Space Homes MD joins Housing Forum board
Joanne Jamieson, Managing Director of Wates Living Space Homes, has been appointed to the national board of The Housing Forum, a move that will see Wates bolster its contributions to housing policy.
Miller Homes & Wates Developments announce joint venture
Leading housebuilder Miller Homes and Wates Developments have joined forces to form a new housebuilder joint venture which will increase business opportunities for both organisations in Southern England.