About us - Wates

Together we inspire better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow

£1.63 billion
turnover (2021)
£7.1 billion
record forward order book (2021)
3,810
employees (2021)
£6.8 million
spent with social enterprises (2021)
£115.9 million
social value generated (2021)
99.1%
of waste diverted from landfill (2021)
84.8%
of the Group's electricity purchased from renewable supplies (2021)

Established in 1897, and celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2022, the Wates Group is one of the leading privately-owned construction, residential development, and property services businesses in the UK.

We employ 3,800 people and work with a wide range of public and private sector customers and partners. In 2021 the Group delivered pre-tax profits of £37.4m against turnover of £1.63bn.

Everything we do is guided by our purpose of working together to inspire better ways of creating the places, communities, and businesses of tomorrow. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, the Wates Group is committed to the long-term sustainability of the built environment.  We are working to eliminate carbon from our operations by 2025 and to be a truly inclusive employer that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. We are committed to increasing the proportion of women at all levels of our business, broadening our ethnic diversity, and encouraging people with disabilities into the sector.

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