Wates Group



Wates Group poised for growth as order book soars to record £6.6bn

The Wates Group ended 2020 with a record forward order book of £6.6 billion, up 13.5% from 2019, after securing £2.4bn of new work last year.

Published 16 March 2021

Wates Group launches online innovation portal to boost net zero transition

Construction, development and property services company Wates Group has today launched a self-service, interactive and intelligent marketplace for sustainable innovation.

Published 1 March 2021

Wates Group shares best practice principles for large private companies

Sir James Wates, chairman of the Wates Group, has today issued an article for the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) which provides some insight into reporting against the Wates Principles for large private companies.

Published 5 February 2021

Terms agreed for £40.9m Boclair Academy

Plans for a brand new Boclair Academy in Bearsden took a significant step forward last month as the partners involved agreed terms for the £40.9 million project.

Published 5 January 2021

Wates commits to real living wage with five-year social value strategy

The Wates Group has signalled a commitment for every one of its business units to achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years.

Published 17 November 2020

Sam Hagans named commercial director at Wates Smartspace

Fit-out, refurbishment and property upkeep company Wates Smartspace has today announced the appointment of Sam Hagans as commercial director.

Published 14 September 2020

Wates marks World Suicide Prevention Day with plea for colleagues to 'take a minute'

Wates Group has launched a company-wide campaign to encourage colleagues to ‘take a minute’ as the rate of UK suicides soars to the highest levels in years.

Published 10 September 2020

Scott Camp named new Wates fit-out MD

Wates Group has continued its series of organisational changes with the appointment of a new managing director of its £145 million specialist fit-out and refurbishment division, Wates Smartspace.

Published 13 August 2020

Wates shifts focus towards public building work and housing with leadership shuffle

The Wates Group has today unveiled a series of organisational changes that will “intensify its focus” on the opportunities in its four key sectors.

Published 21 July 2020

Senior management change at Wates Construction Group

The Wates Group has announced a change to its senior management team within its Construction Group with the departure of Jason Knights, managing director of SES Engineering Services (SES).

Published 5 June 2020

Wates to cut staff by 300 as coronavirus impact bites

Wates Group has become the first major contractor to unveil large-scale redundancies in direct response to the coronavirus crisis.

Published 21 May 2020

Wates Group introduces carer’s leave with family policy overhaul

Employees at construction, development and property services company Wates Group will be offered a number of “industry-leading” benefits after the firm committed to a complete overhaul of its family-friendly policies.

Published 9 March 2020

Wates Group commits to zero waste and carbon from operations by 2025

Construction, development and property services company Wates Group has outlined a commitment to eliminating waste and carbon from its operations by 2025.

Published 13 January 2020

Dundee to approve Waterfront Place and flood protection tenders

Councillors are being asked to approve multi-million-pound tenders for a key part of the redevelopment of Dundee Waterfront and a flood protection scheme in Broughty Ferry.

Published 3 December 2019

Wates commits to double female representation by 2025

Wates Group has signalled its intention to dramatically improve the gender balance of the workforce at all levels, with women accounting for 40% by 2025.

Published 31 July 2019