Woolmore will work alongside existing operations director, Mark Jones, who was promoted to the role in 2015 having previously been construction manager.
They will be responsible for Wates Construction’s projects across the East and West Midlands.
Woolmore will also be involved in a number of projects procured via Wates’ position on the Scape – Major Works UK framework.
Woolmore boasts over 30 years of experience with Tier 1 contractors including stints at Galliford Try, Interserve and Kier.
John Carlin, managing director at Wates Construction Midlands, said: “Richard’s appointment is a strategic step in our rapid growth across the region as we continue to seek new opportunities while generating a local economic and social impact.”
Wates was recently appointed by London Continental Railways to construct buildings One and Four of the £135m Axis Square development and is working on The Bank 2 on Broad Street, following completion of the neighbouring 21-storey building.