Local plans and system of presumed planning consent could solve housing crisis

In a move to address the UK’s substantial housing shortage, we have called for bold reforms to the planning system. Download our whitepaper

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Thousands of home improvements on the way with Places for People

We have been appointed by leading UK social enterprise, Places for People, to upgrade thousands of homes across the central and north east as part of a £104m major works investment framework.

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We’ve exceeded our social value targets and launched social enterprise programme for fourth consecutive year

We’ve exceeded its social value targets to assist social enterprises and get young people engaged in a career in the construction industry.

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New chief supply chain and quality officer – Rosie Toogood

Today we announce the appointment of Rosie Toogood as Chief Supply Chain and Quality Officer.

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New Group Sustainability Director – Cressida Curtis

Today we announce the appointment of Cressida Curtis as our new Group Sustainability Director. She will join in the new year and sit on the Group’s Executive Committee, reporting to Chief Executive, Eoghan O’Lionaird

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We’re growing Brent portfolio with £35m major works

We’re set to expand our presence in London with the appointment of our housing maintenance services team  to deliver Brent Council’s Major Works programme across its social housing portfolio.

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Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Wates secure £225m Ministry of Justice contract

Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Wates have been appointed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to provide up to 1,200 new prison places across the UK with a focus on safety, security and rehabilitation

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2022 financial results show our highest-ever turnover

We secured £2.8bn of new work during 2022 with a record forward order book of £8.35bn, up 16.9% from 2021.

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Environmental Sustainability Plan

Our environmental sustainability plan helps us focus on short-term targets whilst keeping an eye on long-term goals.

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2022 Interactive Results

Our full annual results for 2022 including interactive project video content from around our business.

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Our Year in Review

Another outstanding year for us as we break our turnover record for the second year in a row. Take a look at some of the years’ highlights.

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Our 2023 Company Credentials

Our latest company results and corporate governance information.

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2023 Inclusion and Diversity Report

In this latest update, we report on how we are performing against our targets, the activities and initiatives we’ve been involved in over the last year.

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Wates appointed to £7BN schools construction framework

Wates has cemented its long association with the Department for Education (DfE), with the announcement of its appointment to 11 lots of the DfE’s new 2021 Construction Framework (CF21).

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Wates to build 334 new mixed-tenure homes in Barking and Dagenham

Wates has been appointed by Be First to build 334 new homes as part of an £874m regeneration of the Gascoigne Estate in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

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M&S opens one of its largest foodhalls in time for Christmas rush after major fit-out

Wates has completed a major retail fit-out project doubling the size of Mark and Spencer’s foodhall at its London Colney store, making it one of the largest foodhalls in the retailer’s portfolio..

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Wates starts construction on Envision AESC’s second UK gigafactory

Wates Group has began construction on a new gigafactory in Sunderland, for Envision AESC, a world-leading Japanese electric vehicle battery technology company.

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New year start for Halton’s leisure centre

Work will soon get underway on site for Halton’s exciting new leisure centre.

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