With an acute skills shortage in the construction industry and approximately 120,000 unemployed military veterans of working age in Britain today, with 14,000 leaving the Armed Forces each year, construction companies are looking at ways to raise awareness of the industry and tap into the wealth of potential employees who have a wide range of transferable skills.
An Essex-based housebuilder, Higgins Homes, has added to its hugely successful year with a Gold award for the Best Development at the prestigious WhatHouse? awards. Often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the housebuilding industry’, the event is the largest in the country and celebrates the very best new homes.
A panel of esteemed industry judges has shortlisted Colville Estate in the London Borough of Hackney as Housing Project of the Year at this year’s Building Awards.
Due to current market conditions, this may be an ideal opportunity for you to redeem the outstanding equity share. Many of our buyers on this scheme have recently taken advantage of the low interest rates available and have re-mortgaged their home which has offered the owners security in the event that house prices rise.
Leading developer contractor Higgins has promoted Yaseen Parkar as Pre-Construction Director (Technical) and joins the Board of Directors.
"As a family business, Higgins Homes understand how difficult it can be for people to get their first foot on the property ladder and they’re keen to help people like me."
Leading contractor Higgins has been awarded the £22.5 million contract to design and build the first phase of the Grange Farm Estate in South Harrow.
Leading developer contractor Higgins has appointed Amy Ross as Head of Social Value.
Moving from shared rental accommodation to owning a three-bedroom semi-detached house could seem like an impossible dream for a first-time buyer. Through Help to Buy, this has become a reality for Alex Stokoe, a financial controller working in Mayfair.
Members of Hounslow Council recently visit Bath Road in Hounslow, the £40 million project, where Higgins is building 176 much needed affordable homes for A2Dominion.
On World Mental Health Day, Higgins Group plc has signed the Building Mental Health Charter to demonstrate its continued commitment to raising awareness of the mental health issues faced within the construction industry.
Leading contractor Higgins has become a silver member of Women into Construction. The organisation promotes gender equality in construction and provides bespoke support to women wishing to work in the industry. It also helps contractors with recruiting highly motivated, trained women that will help to reduce the skills gap and create a more gender-equal workforce.
Two first-time buyers couldn’t believe their luck when they stumbled on a new development while out for a stroll. Jessica Ashdown, age 28 and her partner Dominic Burrell, 29 liked the idea of owning their own home but thought it was not achievable in the area where they were renting.
Launching soon is a new development built by Award-winning Higgins Homes. This boutique development called Quercus is in Loughton and combines sensitive restoration with brand new construction, demonstrating the perfect blend of old and new.
Anyone with older children will know that finding enough space for everyone is an on-going challenge. The dream house that you bought when the children were babies or toddlers often can’t cope with the demands of a growing family, especially when the kids become teenagers with interests and hobbies of their own.
With an increasing number of students looking for an alternative to full time education, Higgins has launched Building Your Future, its new Management Training Programme.
The Higgins team at Colville Estate has been shortlisted as Project Team of the Year at this year’s Construction News Talent Awards.
It really was a case of love at first sight for Mr Ahad Khalid and his wife when they found their dream home. Although they had been looking for a number of months, it took them less than 24 hours to decide to buy and then just 23 calendar days to complete the purchase.
Finding a home that offers peace, tranquillity and privacy but still allows for an easy commute into the city sounded like an impossible dream for Farhan Riaz and his family until an online search led him to Parva Green, Broomfield Village just outside Chelmsford.
Leading developer contractor, Higgins has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and pledged to actively support the armed forces community and continue to recognise the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to the business and the country.
To mark residents moving in, more than 350 tenants and leaseholders on the Colville Estate recently enjoyed a day of celebrations to mark the completion of phases 2A and 2B of regeneration works. The Speaker of Hackney Council, Councillor Kam Adams and representatives from Higgins were there joining in the fun and marking the occasion by cutting a ceremonial ribbon.
Higgins has started work on the £40 million project on Bath Road, Hounslow to deliver 176 much needed affordable homes, along with a new 6100 sq. ft supermarket for residential property group A2Dominion.
Colville Estate in London Borough of Hackney has been shortlisted for best regeneration project at this year’s National Housing Awards.
Higgins has delivered the final phase of 225 brand new homes as part of the major regeneration of the award winning Ocean Estate, Stepney Green, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Brickworks in the London Borough of Islington has won a Highly Commended for Mixed Use schemes at this year’s New London Architecture Awards.
Colville Estate in London Borough of Hackney has been awarded a prestigious RIBA London Award for architectural excellence.
Colville Estate has been shortlisted in two categories at the annual New London Architecture Awards. Spanning 14 categories, it has been recognised in the People’s Choice Award for Housing and Mayor’s Prize.
As part of Hackney’s ambitious building programme to build genuinely affordable new Council homes, Higgins has delivered 70 brand new social rent Council homes at Colville Estate for existing residents who had been living in post War properties that were in a state of disrepair.
Higgins and Catalyst have fought off stiff competition at this year’s Evening Standard New Home Awards to win Best Development in the Affordable Housing Sector for St Bernard’s Gate in London Borough of Ealing.
Adding to its ever-growing pile of honours for The Reserve, Higgins Homes has been awarded two accolades at the London Evening Standard Awards held on Friday 17 May at The Dorchester Hotel, London.
Higgins has officially handed over the award winning mixed tenure development, St Bernard’s Gate in the London Borough of Ealing to Housing Association, Catalyst.
Beating off stiff competition, a local developer scooped first place in a prestigious awards ceremony on 26 April at The Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London. Higgins Homes was awarded Best Private Developer Of The Year 2019 at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards, one of the most acclaimed in the industry. The Awards are an annual celebration of some of the many lengths that are gone to in order to help aspirational buyers on to the housing ladder. From housebuilders and housing associations to legal companies, these prestigious awards ensure the best in the business are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.
A local housebuilder has been awarded a top prize in the prestigious First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. Higgins Homes took the title of the Best Architectural Design for The Reserve in Waltham Cross.
Higgins has won an impressive number of awards at this year’s Considerate Constructors National Site Awards. The company has been awarded two gold awards for Colville Estate in Hackney and King Square in Islington, a silver award, also for Colville Estate and a bronze for Peterhead Court in Southall.
Higgins has been announced as the appointed contractor on a £40 million project for residential property group A2Dominion on Bath Road in Hounslow.
With Brexit looming and the need to upsize from a small two bedroom flat, Kasia Szawlis with her husband Welly and their two young children Mia and Masimba, were keen to be settled into a new home.
Higgins has been triumphant at this year’s National Tpas Awards by winning Team of the Year for Colville Estate, phases 2A and 2B in Hackney, London.
Higgins has started work on site to design and build a 14 storey residential block at Woolwich Reach, E16 for Notting Hill Genesis.
Yaseen Parkar has returned to Higgins as Director of Technical Services.
Higgins has completed the design and build of 68 new flats and houses at Peterhead Court, Southall for Ealing Council.
Higgins Group plc has appointed Mark Francis as Group Finance Director, following the retirement of Paul Lewellen at the end of last year. Mark joined Higgins 14 years ago as Financial Management Accountant before progressing to Group Services Director in 2011.
Higgins has been shortlisted at this year’s UK Housing Awards for its work in “Resident Employment and Training” at Kings Crescent Estate in Hackney.
Peterhead Court, Southall has seen the completion of 68 new flats and houses, including affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale, as well as a community centre and nursery.
Our projects have continued to be recognised and showcased in a number of awards over the past year highlighting the diverse range of skills and expertise we have. Most recently Colville Estate in Hackney won ‘Best Borough Led Project’ at the London Planning Awards.
The Colville Estate in the London Borough of Hackney has been awarded Best Borough Led Project at this year’s London Planning Awards.
A young buyer with an eye for design has recently bought a one-bedroom apartment at Morgan Place on Neasden Lane in Willesden.
Quercus is a brand new, boutique development in Loughton on the periphery of Epping Forest moments from the bustling high road.
Higgins Homes have been shortlisted for two awards at the First Time Buyer Readers' Awards 2019.
Kings Crescent Estate has won two prestigious architecture awards at this year’s Architects Journal Architecture Awards - Housing Project of the Year (over £10 million) and Editor’s Choice Award.
Higgins has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s TPAS Awards – Team of the Year and Outstanding Tenant Engagement – Contractor for the Colville Estate in the London Borough of Hackney.