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Dave Saville will soon be Wates Construction's regional managing director of the North. Credit: via Wates

Wates appoints managing director for the North

Starting in August, Dave Saville will oversee the strategic plans for the construction company in the North West, Yorkshire and the North East.

Saville is currently the regional director for the North West at Wates Construction, which he joined in 2019. Saville has more than 30 years in the property industry and previously worked at John Sisk & Sons and Laing O’Rourke.

While working at Wates, he has led on the building of The Sands Centre in Cumbria and the AstraZeneca Macclesfield Campus.

Saville’s promotion to regional managing director for the North comes in the midst of a busy time for the company, which boasted pre-tax profits of £18.7m and £772m in turnover last year.

Major projects for Wates in the North include Envision AESC’s advanced car battery gigafactory in South Tyneside and Sunderland, Wellington Place in Leeds, and a series of net zero schools for the Department for Education.

Saville said: “As an industry, we have an incredible opportunity to support the government’s levelling up agenda, so I’m excited to take the helm and deliver on Wates Construction’s growth plans across the North of England, bringing our North West, Yorkshire and North East teams closer together. With a number of major projects in progress, we are not only in a position to boost jobs, skills and training, but also to regenerate communities and services, creating a lasting legacy for years to come.”

Wates managing director Mark Tant praised Saville’s work with the company thus far.

“Dave has established himself as one of our most talented and trusted senior leaders, growing our capability, presence and brand in the North West over the past few years, despite the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic,” Tant said.

“I know that he and his team will continue to innovate and collaborate to deliver the best buildings and best value for our customers in the North.”

Saville takes over the regional director role from Paul Dodsworth, who is now the managing director at Caddick Construction.

Wates Construction is part of Wates Group, which was founded in 1897. Wates Construction recently celebrated its 125th anniversary by moving into a new office at Trafford Park.

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