Wates Group Construction

Award-winning Centre can’t Wates to go the extra mile

June 13, 2016 | Nick Taylor

Award-winning Centre can’t Wates to go the extra mile.

The award-winning Tim Parry Johnathan Ball peace Centre in Warrington is being refurbished as part of Wates Group annual community week.  Wates Group, the construction services company, have used the Peace Centre for a number of events and proposed to bring their skilled team to help refurbish and reconstruct a number of rooms in the Peace Centre. Last week, the Peace Centre was awarded a hospitality provider of the year award 2016 at the Warrington business awards.

Last week, the Peace Centre was awarded a hospitality provider of the year award 2016 at the Warrington business awards.

In trying to take quality to the next stage, part of the award-winning conference facility is being upgraded and refurbished to provide an even more high quality and amazing visitor and user experience. A team of volunteers, supervised by experts, from Wates Group are undertaking an entire week of employee volunteering to complete reconstruction of a conference room to double its size and to redecorate a corridor and a further meeting room.

corridor being painted

Part of the Wates Group upgrade

The work will increase capacity for one of the conference rooms that form part of Warrington’s leading hospitality venue. The work is due to complete in a week and in this short film Wates Group describe what they are doing to improve the conference rooms.

Wates Group is a family-owned construction services company, whose values, long-term vision and financial independence have enabled them to thrive throughout the economic ups and downs of more than a century.  Their distinctive culture celebrates people, partnership and sustainability.

The community week is part of Wates Group ‘Reshaping Tomorrow’ initiatives supported by funding from Wates Giving, a charitable programme run by the Wates Family Enterprise Trust. It was set up by the Wates Family in 2008 to empower initiatives that make a real difference to society. The programme’s priority is to invest in local projects which benefit communities for the long term. In 2013 it invested over £1m and also provided over £30,000 in matched funding for money raised for charity by Wates employees.

Corporate responsibility and sustainability are embedded in everything Wates do and their efforts are co-ordinated by a Corporate Responsibility Committee, led by their Chief Executive, Andrew Davies.