Wates Construction

Wates wins Bolton shopping centre work

Wates Construction has been appointed main contractor on a project to redevelop Bolton Marketplace.

Wates wins £12.5m Stoke cinema contract

Wates Construction has been awarded a £12.5m contract to build a brand new cinema and leisure complex at Potteries Shopping Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

Interserve to work with Wates on Haribo project

Interserve Engineering Services has won the £10.5m M&E contract for Haribo’s new confectionery factory that is being built by Wates Construction.

Wates nears end on £8m salt project

Wates Construction is nearing the end of an £8m project to transform the last open pan salt works in the UK into a working museum.

'50 firms 'need to boost construction's image'

The chairman of CITB says he wants to see 50 construction employers visit 50 schools this year to promoted the industry, after a CITB report suggested that many schools are still providing uninformed and outdated information about the industry.

Wates nears completion on girls' school

Wates has held a topping out ceremony to celebrate nearing completion of a project to build an 8,000 sq m new building for an independent girls' school in north London.

Multi-million Wates' college building opens

A new multi-million pound building that has been developed for Hugh Baird College by Wates Construction opened its doors this week.

Wates to improve V&A Museum

Wates Construction has won the contract to build the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Exhibition Road Project, designed by architects AL_A.

Wates wins £4.2m leisure centre contract

Wates Construction has won a contract from North Warwickshire Borough Council to build a £4.2m leisure centre at Coleshill.

Wates wins £133m East Midlands framework

Wates Construction has won a £133m contract in the East Midlands to carry out local authority construction work valued at between £500,000 and £7.5m over the next four years.

Wates and university part ways on £30m contract

The University of Exeter is seeking a new contractor for a £30m project to build a research lab after it failed to reach agreement with Wates Construction on how the project is funded.

Wates wins £1.75m Bury contract

Wates Construction has been awarded a £1.75m contract to deliver a multifunctional warehouse facility for a Bury-based plastics manufacturer.

JPG consults on £6m Wates school project

Engineering consultancy JPG has consulted on a new £6m facility for Newlands Primary School in Morley in Leeds that is being built by Wates Construction.

Wates fined after roofer paralysed on site

Wates Construction and Tego Roofing have been fined more than £45,000 after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down after falling at a building site in Swindon.

Wates to start £16m Croydon school project

Wates Construction is to start a rebuild project on a secondary school in south London after Croydon Council gave planning permission for the £16m scheme.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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