Construct A Future is a non-profit organisation based at HM Prison Cookham Wood in Kent. Originally set up by the Wates Construction Group*, Construct A Future assists with the resettlement of offenders into sustainable employment in the construction industry and its associated trades.

Employment, and in particular, skilled employment, is a proven contributor to reduce the likelihood of reoffending. Our aim is to work with the prison service, committees and businesses of all sizes to provide training, skills and career opportunities before release from custody.

“Reoffending costs the UK
nearly £13 billion per annum and
statistics show that up to 78%
of men released from custody
reoffend within 12 months”

* Wates remains a principal sponsor through its charitable programme, ‘Wates Giving’.