Wates Group is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK.

Since the first Wates Company was formed in 1897 by Edwards Wates, the family business has gone from strength to strength. In the 1920s and 1930s, Edward’s sons expanded the business by pioneering speculative house building and extending into general contracting. During World War II, we developed a speciality in constructing pre-cast and in-situ reinforced concrete barges and floating docks.

Wates Living Space (WLS) is a division within the Wates Group and is one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in social housing, maintaining hundreds of thousands of homes every year. We provide a broad range of services for partners, supporting the regeneration of disadvantaged communities and improving living standards for residents by renewing existing housing stock. The business is also a leading provider of Fire Risk Assessment works for local authorities and housing associations and undertakes the refurbishment and protection of dangerous structures.
In 2019 more than 500,000 homes were maintained across the UK by Wates Living Space, with high levels of customer satisfaction recorded across 60 housing association and local authority customers.

Wates Living Space are currently delivering planned maintenance works for Thurrock Council, please visit the below information to see how you can be part of the team!



Roles and careers 

Roles that make it work: Customer Service Managers, Administrators, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Resident Liaison Officers, Skilled Operatives, Health & Safety team, Human Resources, Sustainability teams, Community Investment Managers, Business Development Managers, Estimators and Planners.

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