About the Wates Group

Wates is one of the UK’s largest private construction companies. We build schools, affordable housing, public sector, retail and commercial buildings across the UK.

Wates has been in the same family ownership since the business was founded in 1897. Today, the Group has a turnover of over £1 billion.

Corporate responsibility (CR) is at the heart of our activities. We have three priorities: to boost skills, reduce our carbon emissions and minimise waste.

In addition to our corporate commitment, the Wates family has directly supported the charitable and voluntary sector for almost 50 years, through the Wates Foundation, an independent family trust.