Wates help create education and development legacy for community in Chichester

A learning space at a new community hub, created from a disused chapel in Chichester has been named in honour of the Wates family following a £6,000 donation from Wates Living Space.

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Wates support Inspiring Females Workshop

Procure partnerships framework support and encourage contractors who have secured a place on the framework to work together.

 

 

 

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Local school celebrates history of Gascoigne neighbourhood with time capsule burial

A time capsule celebrating the past, present and future of the Gascoigne neighbourhood in Barking has been buried by Gascoigne Primary School and members of the local community

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Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed (ASSETS)

The ASSETS programme has already led to new contracts with Wates and beyond. Mentors and mentees alike benefitted from the programme and it will be delivered again in 2022.

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Build the future with an apprenticeship

We want to highlight the wide range of job opportunities available as part of a career in construction.

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Wates joins Northern coalition on skills with biggest ever trainee and apprenticeship push

Wates has today announced it is joining the Northern Coalition on Skills, further expanding its footprint in the North in support of the national levelling up agenda.

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Wandsworth students first to complete 11 week work experience pilot

Students from St John Bosco College in the London Borough of Wandsworth have today completed an 11-week work experience programme piloted by Wates Residential

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Wates Living Space Kickstarts Early Careers

We have a number initiatives aimed at attracting young and talented individuals into the industry and to fulfil our social value commitments to our clients and their residents.

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Why social enterprises matter

Danny Ingoldsby, Assistant Surveyor, explains why investment in social value and social enterprises matters in our latest blog.

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Wates tackles book inequality for children

What began as a pilot project in a building site in Borough Yards, is about to become a national initiative to provide books for children and bridge the development gap between rich and poor.

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Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed

ASSETS is a six-month business support programme for social enterprises in the construction industry supply chain which are aiming to scale their operations and secure larger contracts. We are working together with the Impact Hub King’s Cross  on a pilot business mentoring programme with the shared goal of supporting social or environmental impact-driven suppliers to improve…

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New construction training hub for South East Wales Launches in Cardiff

An exciting new facility, offering essential training and on-site construction experience to job seekers and construction diploma students across South East Wales, has opened.

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Hey Girls – Period Dignity

Wates has formed a critical partnership with social enterprise, Hey Girls, a fantastic organisation that aims to eradicate period poverty. Emma Frost, Assistant Surveyor from Wates Construction, tells us more.

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Wates hits million pound milestone for social enterprises with SCAPE

As part of our partnership with leading public procurement framework SCAPE, Wates Group maximises Social Value outcomes for every project we complete.

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Barking pupils give a ‘thumbs up’ to new road safety video

A new road safety video is being shown in Barking schools as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of crossing the road near heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and the importance of not playing near building sites.

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Wates Community Learning Hub

To help further enhance the wellbeing of residents, we are proud to launch Wates Community Learning, a digital platform providing access to over 50 nationally accredited courses.

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Grass roots park opens in east London

The new pocket park is a result of a grass roots project involving Gascoigne Residents’ Forum, Be First, engagement specialist Urban Symbiotics, landscape architects Fabrik, and construction firm Wates.

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Community hub revamp complete in time for new opening in June

Havering’s first community hub, in Harold Hill, will be opening for residents on 8 June. This is thanks to a team of volunteers from Wates who have turned the site around at the old Housing Office in Chippenham Road.

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