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Wates expects northern growth from B&K recruit

14 Apr 15 Surrey-based Wates Construction has appointed a new business unit director for Yorkshire and the Northeast with a brief to extend the company's reach across the region.

Paul Dodsworth
Paul Dodsworth

Paul Dodsworth joins Wates from Bowmer & Kirkland, where he spent eight years as construction director overseeing projects in the North East and Scotland.

Wates is currently building the £100m Central Square office development in Leeds and wants to grow its presence in new markets in Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and Durham.

At Bowmer & Kirkland, Paul Dodsworth led commercial and retail schemes, including the flagship Trinity Square mixed-use development in Gateshead.

At Wates he will lead the delivery of current projects, which include the new £35m Haribo factory in Wakefield and the £5.6m XP School in Doncaster.

Phil Harrison, managing director of Wates Construction North, said: “Wates Construction has an extensive portfolio of excellent projects in Yorkshire both past and present, which places us a reputed contractor across commercial, manufacturing and public sector markets.

”Paul’s appointment marks a step forward in our strategic growth plan for the region, which will see us drive the business further afield whilst building on our long-standing position as a trusted and innovative contractor.”

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