About us | Wates

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

£1.45 billion
turnover (2020)
£6.6 billion
record forward order book (2020)
3,578
employees (2020)
£7.6 million
spent with social enterprises (2020)
£15.2 million
social value generated (2020)
56% saving
energy (kWh) since 2019

The Wates Group, established in 1897, is one of the leading privately-owned construction, residential development, and property services businesses in the UK. We employ approximately 3,600 people and work with a wide range of public and private sector customers and partners.

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 and is working to eliminate carbon from its operations by 2025.

To fulfil our ambition to be a truly inclusive employer and to reflect the richness of the communities in which it our privilege to work, we are committed to doubling the proportion of women at all levels of our business and to becoming more ethnically diverse. In 2021 we won the award for Private Sector Leadership at the National Social Value Awards.

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