Wates appoints new healthcare team to drive expansion

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Wates has appointed a new senior healthcare team to drive future expansion in healthcare construction

The new senior healthcare team will be led by Simon Kydd, currently head of healthcare at WSP. Kydd takes up his new role as head of healthcare from 1 September 2021.

He will be joined by Bonnie Chu as healthcare design director and Scott Machin as healthcare bid manager.

The team, which will report to group public sector director Steve Beechey, will be joined by a framework manager to be announced soon.

Paul Chandler, executive managing director of Wates Construction Group, said: “Today’s announcement represents a major investment in the future for Wates, and I am particularly pleased that someone of Simon’s calibre has joined us to help lead our efforts to build on our presence in the healthcare sector.

“The expertise and experience of our senior healthcare team, all with significant experience of delivering complex healthcare facilities, combined with the group’s industry-leading construction, engineering and fit-out capabilities, means Wates now has the capabilities to be one of the market’s leading providers of complex primary healthcare projects.”

‘Offering genuine value to the NHS’

Simon Kydd, head of healthcare at Wates Group, commented: “As the healthcare sector moves to deliver the New Hospitals Programme, and learns from the response to the pandemic, I am excited to be joining a company whose values so closely align with my own, delivering an end-to-end service that considers outcome and quality of space for the end user from day one.

“As Wates expands its healthcare offering, leveraging its pioneering approaches to modern methods of construction and net zero carbon, I know we can be a market leader within the sector and offer genuine value to the NHS.”

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