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28/11/2019 - From the military to construction

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.

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19/11/2019 - Gold award tops a year of achievements for Essex-based housebuilder

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.

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05/11/2019 - Colville Estate shortlisted as Housing Project of the Year

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.

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01/11/2019 - The Six easy steps to repay your Step up equity loan

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.

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29/10/2019 - Higgins promotes Yaseen Parkar to Pre-Construction Director (Technical)

Leading developer contractor Higgins has promoted Yaseen Parkar as Pre-Construction Director (Technical) and joins the Board of Directors.

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29/10/2019 - Reasons to Buy your new home at White + Green

"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."

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28/10/2019 - Higgins awarded £22.5 Million contract by Harrow Council

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.

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25/10/2019 - Higgins appoints Amy Ross as Head of Social Value

Leading developer contractor Higgins has appointed Amy Ross as Head of Social Value.

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25/10/2019 - Jumping Up the ladder with Help to Buy

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.

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23/10/2019 - Work progresses at Bath Road, Hounslow

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.

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11/10/2019 - Higgins Group plc signs Building Mental Health Charter

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.

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10/10/2019 - The importance of apprenticeships

With the notable shortage of skilled workers in the industry and an aging workforce, there has never been a better time to look at starting an apprenticeship in the construction industry.

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07/10/2019 - Higgins becomes silver member of Women into Construction

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.

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07/10/2019 - First-time buyers accidently stumble on dream home

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.

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24/09/2019 - New homes to be launched in Loughton

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.

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23/09/2019 - Family upsize for independence for growing teens

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.

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12/09/2019 - Higgins launches its Management Training Programme 2020

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.

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06/09/2019 - Higgins is shortlisted as Project Team of the Year at the Construction News Talent Awards

The Higgins team at Colville Estate has been shortlisted as Project Team of the Year at this year’s Construction News Talent Awards.

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06/09/2019 - Buyers take just 24 hours to agree to home purchase

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.

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02/09/2019 - Village atmosphere with commuter links

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.

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30/08/2019 - Higgins signs Armed Forces Covenant and commits to supporting the armed forces community

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.

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19/08/2019 - Party time on the Colville Estate

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.

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01/08/2019 - Welcome to our new Buyers

The smart design new apartments at White + Green,E1 have seen their first new home-makers move in.

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26/07/2019 - Work starts on site to deliver 100% affordable housing on Bath Road, Hounslow

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.

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22/07/2019 - Colville Estate shortlisted at National Housing Awards

Colville Estate in London Borough of Hackney has been shortlisted for best regeneration project at this year’s National Housing Awards.

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18/07/2019 - Higgins delivers £50 million scheme for L&Q which marks the completion of Ocean Estate, E14

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.

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09/07/2019 - Brickworks wins Highly Commended for Mixed Use at NLA Awards

Brickworks in the London Borough of Islington has won a Highly Commended for Mixed Use schemes at this year’s New London Architecture Awards.

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25/06/2019 - Colville Estate awarded prestigious RIBA London Award

Colville Estate in London Borough of Hackney has been awarded a prestigious RIBA London Award for architectural excellence.

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21/06/2019 - Colville Estate is shortlisted for NLA New London Awards

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.

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19/06/2019 - Delivering much needed social rent Council homes at Colville Estate

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.

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21/05/2019 - Higgins and Catalyst wins Best Development in the Affordable Housing Sector at Evening Standard New Homes Awards

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.

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21/05/2019 - Essex-based housebuilder scoops two accolades at the London Evening Standard Awards

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.

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17/05/2019 - Higgins officially hands over St Bernard’s Gate to Catalyst

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.

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01/05/2019 - Essex based developer wins national award

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.

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01/05/2019 - Local housebuilder wins award for architectural design

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.

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17/04/2019 - Higgins is triumphant at the Considerate Constructors National Site Awards

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.

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16/04/2019 - Higgins appointed as contractor on £40 million scheme for A2Dominion

Higgins has been announced as the appointed contractor on a £40 million project for residential property group A2Dominion on Bath Road in Hounslow.

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12/04/2019 - Part-exchange unlocks new home for family

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.

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08/04/2019 - Higgins wins Team of the Year at the TPAS Awards 2019 for Colville Estate, Hackney

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.

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04/04/2019 - Higgins starts work on site at Woolwich Reach for Notting Hill Genesis

Higgins has started work on site to design and build a 14 storey residential block at Woolwich Reach, E16 for Notting Hill Genesis.

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27/03/2019 - Yaseen Parkar returns to Higgins and is promoted to Director of Technical Services

Yaseen Parkar has returned to Higgins as Director of Technical Services.

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13/03/2019 - Higgins completes the design and build of 68 new homes for Ealing Council

Higgins has completed the design and build of 68 new flats and houses at Peterhead Court, Southall for Ealing Council.

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10/03/2019 - Higgins appoints Mark Francis as Group Finance Director

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.

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26/02/2019 - Higgins shortlisted for Resident Employment and Training Award for Kings Crescent Estate, Hackney

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.

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26/02/2019 - Design and build of new homes for Ealing Council

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.

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26/02/2019 - Moving to their new homes

Residents on the Colville Estate in Hackney are moving into their brand-new Council homes as part of one of the largest regeneration projects in the borough, in which Higgins has delivered more than 100 new homes.

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26/02/2019 - Our continued success

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.

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20/02/2019 - Colville Estate, Hackney wins 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.

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19/02/2019 - Help to Buy Unlocks Property Ownership for Young Buyer

A young buyer with an eye for design has recently bought a one-bedroom apartment at Morgan Place on Neasden Lane in Willesden.

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12/02/2019 - Quercus, Loughton is Launching This Spring 2019

Quercus is a brand new, boutique development in Loughton on the periphery of Epping Forest moments from the bustling high road.

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06/02/2019 - Higgins Homes Shortlisted For Two First Time Buyer Awards

Higgins Homes have been shortlisted for two awards at the First Time Buyer Readers' Awards 2019.

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29/01/2019 - Kings Crescent Estate wins two AJ Architecture Awards

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.

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18/01/2019 - Higgins is shortlisted for two TPAS awards for Colville Estate, Hackney

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.

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17/01/2019 - Build Your Future with Us

Are you looking for a rewarding career in the Construction and Built Environment whilst learning on the job and earning a competitive salary?

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