Supporting the local community
Higgins is committed to delivering social value on all of its projects and since being awarded the contract at Grange Farm in South Harrow to build 68 much needed new council homes and 21 shared ownership properties, the company has been working closely with Harrow Council to support the local community.
A major focal point for the residents is the community centre, where charity MyYard hosts a range of activities and clubs, including a Food Club, Women 50+ sessions and a Youth Club, to support the whole community.
Ahead of plans for the brand new community centre being delivered as part of the overall masterplan, Higgins and Harrow Council were keen to give the existing facilities a facelift and enable the community to continue to use it.
Amy Ross, Head of Social Value at Higgins explains, “There is a strong established community at Grange Farm which we are already supporting through number of events and projects run by MyYard and Harrow Council.
“The existing centre was looking tired so we were eager to help and approached the Social Enterprise and Charity, Bounceback, which provides training in construction industry skills in prison and in the community leads to employment on release, to undertake the painting and decorating of the centre. Over two days the team worked hard to transform the centre.”