About us | Wates

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

£1.63 billion
turnover (2019)
£5.9 billion
record forward order book
3,803
employees
186
management trainees and apprentices
£20 million
spent with social enterprises

The Wates Group, established in 1897, is one of the leading privately-owned construction, development and property services businesses in the UK. We employ approximately 4,000 people and together, we inspire better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.

The Group generated turnover of £1.63bn in 2019. Wates was named Construction News Contractor of the Year in 2017; Building Magazines Major Contractor of the Year in 2016 and was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development for the second time in 2016. Wates was the first large contractor ever to be awarded Business in the Community’s Community Mark. In 2017 Wates was named Organisation of the Year at the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards. Wates is an Investors in People Gold accredited company.

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