Wates Group is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. This British business was awarded the privilege of breathing new life into an historic institution as the V&A planned its future facilities and updated its entrance and visitor areas for the modern age.

“You simply couldn’t do a job like this without a tool like Powerproject because it was so multi-disciplined, on so many different levels, with so many interfaces.”

Wates uses Powerproject from Elecosoft to plan and programme its projects, of which this was a complex, high-profile and extremely challenging example. Powerproject is a very familiar programme planning platform for Wates, as Neil explained: “We use Powerproject in many ways. Wates has used Powerproject since I can remember, and I’ve used it for more than 20 years.” Its exemplary project management and on-time delivery of this significant project gained team leader Neil Lock the coveted top Construction Manager of the Year Award, as well as a Gold medal – and, even more importantly, delighted its client.