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18/11/2020 - Artist creates eye-catching hoarding to reflect the Grange Farm Estate community

A new hoarding artwork has been unveiled at Higgins Partnerships’ Grange Farm site in South Harrow by West London artist, Sarah Blackwell (26). Sarah has taken inspiration from the Grange Farm Estate and its surroundings and created an eye-catching design which reflects different elements of the community.

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16/11/2020 - Higgins Partnerships joins BPIC Network as a Partner

Through its ongoing commitment supporting black and ethnic minority professionals in the construction industry, Higgins Partnerships is proud to announce its strategic alliance with BPIC Network (Black Professionals in Construction).

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09/11/2020 - Higgins Partnerships opens applications for its 2020 Management Trainee Programme

With the deadline for UCAS applications in mid January, students are spending time considering their next steps; whether to continue in full time education, seek full time employment or take the route of an apprenticeship or training programme.

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05/11/2020 - Lockdown 2 - Open for business

We wanted to reach out to you on our latest news regarding COVID-19 and explain everything that is currently happening at our marketing suites and current developments.

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04/11/2020 - Covid-19 Update

Following the Government’s announcement of the four week lockdown, we have decided to close the Head Office until the 2nd December.

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03/11/2020 - Reasons to Buy your new home at New Stratford Works

I’d definitely recommend Higgins Homes… …the experience I had buying for the first time was great, it was made so simple and smooth.

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31/10/2020 - High quality apartment scheme scoops winning position in Awards

Higgins Homes, an Essex-based housebuilder, has proved that every buyer deserves quality by winning first place at the prestigious First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. Within the category ‘Best First Time Buyer Apartment’, Higgins Homes beat off stiff competition with the winning development, New Stratford Works.

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26/10/2020 - Higgins and Notting Hill Genesis mark the completion of Wooddene Estate, Peckham

Leading contractor/developer Higgins Partnerships has completed the award winning Wooddene Estate in Peckham, South London for Notting Hill Genesis.

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16/10/2020 - City Park West, Central Chelmsford wins Regeneration Scheme of the Year

City Park West in Central Chelmsford has been given the coveted accolade of Regeneration Scheme of the Year at The British Homes Awards.

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15/10/2020 - Work starts on site at ‘The Land North of Chippenham Gardens’

Work has started on site at ‘Land North of Chippenham Gardens’ to deliver 52 high quality new homes in South Kilburn.

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12/10/2020 - Higgins Champions Essential Skills Education

Higgins Partnerships is working together with the Skills Builder Partnership to transform how children and young people develop eight essential skills for success through their schooling.

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07/10/2020 - Higgins scoops Outstanding Tenant Engagement – Contractor at National TPAS Awards

Higgins has scooped the prestigious Outstanding Tenant Engagement-Contractor at the National TPAS Awards for its work at Wooddene Estate in Peckham, South London.

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01/10/2020 - Higgins expansion continues in the West of London

On the back of successful projects at St Bernard’s Gate, London Borough of Ealing and Petershead Court in Southall, Higgins is continuing its expansion into the West of London region.

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01/10/2020 - What Does Living in Stratford E15 offer?

Not so long ago, Stratford was considered one of the less desirable areas of the capital. However, the London Olympics in 2012 triggered a wave of investment and improvements that have completely regenerated the area and turned this once overlooked part of London into a thriving, vibrant hub. Located just 7 miles to the north east of central London, Stratford has been the centre of a huge home-building trend. So what does living in Stratford London offer its residents?

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28/09/2020 - A hat trick of bronze awards for Higgins at Considerate Constructors National Site Awards

At this year’s online awards, Higgins has been successful in winning three bronze Considerate Constructors National Site awards for its projects Woolwich Reach, Chobham Farm Zone 2 and Clapham Park.

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28/09/2020 - Reasons to live in Coggeshall

Coggeshall is the charming and historic market town of Essex that is petite in population but with bucket loads of charm. Gorgeously unspoilt with easy accessibility to both Colchester and London, there are many reasons why house hunters are now noticing its unique appeal.

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21/09/2020 - Higgins appointed by Islington Council to redevelop Telfer House site

Following the successful regeneration of phases one and two of the King Square Estate, Islington Council has awarded leading contractor Higgins the contract to redevelop the Telfer House site in Lever Street, Clerkenwell, Islington.

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14/09/2020 - Higgins welcomes its latest Management Trainees

We are delighted to welcome our latest intake of Management Trainee’s this month.

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07/09/2020 - Supporting the local community at Grange Farm, South Harrow

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.

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04/09/2020 - Brent Council awards Higgins Stonebridge contract

Brent Council has awarded Higgins the £14 million contract for the redevelopment of the Hillside and Milton Avenue sites as part of the redevelopment of Stonebridge.

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25/08/2020 - Higgins appointed by Sanctuary Homes to build 120 new homes in Southend-on-Sea

Sanctuary Homes, the development arm of Sanctuary Housing Association, has appointed Higgins to design and build 120 new homes off Barrow Hall Road in Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea.

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12/08/2020 - New development enriches historical market town

Combining the best of modern building techniques and design while respecting the historical context of the setting, has resulted in a desirable brand new development of family homes being built in Essex. With the architectural and design plans firmly in place, construction has now started on a new site in Coggeshall in Essex that will provide a new community of 48 three-, four- and five-bedroom houses.

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10/08/2020 - Populo Living appoints Higgins to deliver Grange Road development in Plaistow

Leading contractor, Higgins has been appointed by Populo Living, the London Borough of Newham’s wholly owned housing company, to build 77 new homes to be let at London Affordable Rent at its site at Grange Road, Plaistow.

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03/08/2020 - We’ve changed our name and look

We are delighted to announce that we have changed our look and rebranded to Higgins Partnerships.

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30/07/2020 - Higgins partners with The Social Value Portal

As a business building better, stronger, safer and more sustainable communities is at the core of every project we deliver. Our pledge is to innovate and set new benchmarks in Corporate Social Responsibility and we want to ensure that we manage and measure ‘what value we bring to society’.

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29/07/2020 - Proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer

With 8.1 million working age people in the UK with a disability we are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer and support and utilise the talents that disabled people can bring to our workplace.

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17/07/2020 - Higgins site manager receives a Pride in the Job Award as NHBC celebrates its 40th anniversary

Higgins’ Senior Project Manager Rory Turnbull, has been awarded his second NHBC Pride in the Job Award at Chobham Farm, Stratford, London. The competition recognises site managers who achieve the very highest standards in housebuilding.

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25/06/2020 - Committed to supporting Armed Forces Week

As part of our commitment and support for the Armed Forces we are celebrating Armed Forces Week. As an organisation we value and recognize the contribution serving personnel, veterans and their families give to the business and the country.

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22/06/2020 - Talented young artists get their work displayed at Dan Court

The hoarding at Dan Court has been transformed into an abundance of colour thanks to all the wonderful artwork created by the children living there. We recently invited them to design posters to celebrate key workers and show their appreciation for all their hard work through the Coronavirus pandemic.

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17/06/2020 - First-time buyer surprised to find ideal home in London

As a first-time buyer, you are often told to lower your expectations and just accept that you will have to make many compromises to get on the first step of the property ladder. So for Mr Luis Yamagusuku, it was a bit of a surprise to find that he could buy his ideal home while making huge savings on his rental costs.

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16/06/2020 - Higgins supports Men’s Health Week

This year’s Men’s Health Week (15th to 21st June) is naturally focusing on Covid-19 and what we can all do to prevent the virus doing more damage. Across all sites, Higgins is supporting this week by providing toolbox talks and information which will be shared with staff, subcontractors and partners on site.

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05/06/2020 - Congratulations to our competition winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Inspired Interiors competition and congratulations to our winner!

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02/06/2020 - Young residents get creative at Dan Court

Lockdown has certainly seen a rise in popularity for people, young and old, taking up new hobbies and high street chains have seen a rush in online sales for haberdashery and art equipment.

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02/06/2020 - The White + Green development has the most impressive views over London and it’s in an up and coming area.

Read why, according to one of its' residents, White + Green was the the perfect place to buy her home.

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02/06/2020 - Congratulations to our competition winner!

Thank you to all of our residents who took part in our inspirational interiors competition and congratulations to our winner!

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31/05/2020 - Working together to get buyers moving through lockdown

Although most of the world is currently in lockdown, life still goes on. For Rosie Becker, that meant having to find a new home at the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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29/05/2020 - Earn whilst you learn on a Management Training Programme

UK universities will have a very different feel at the start of the new academic year in September with social distancing measures in place, and many offering increased teaching online.

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26/05/2020 - Creating a secure future through lockdown

First-time buyers Tasos and Michael felt that after renting for years, the time was right to buy a home of their own. However, what they didn’t anticipate was getting on the property ladder in the midst of a global pandemic.

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19/05/2020 - Creating a new-norm on construction sites

With construction sites and the housing market re-opening, the construction industry is working tirelessly to introduce new working practices to make it safe for staff and subcontractors to return to work.

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14/05/2020 - Show off your Higgins home to win a John Lewis gift hamper

Here at Higgins Homes, we are always impressed and inspired by the design flair of our residents. So, while we’re all spending more time in our homes - and making the most of this opportunity to enhance our interiors with décor, furniture and art – we’re launching a competition to find how our residents have transformed their Higgins Home.

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13/05/2020 - Higgins Homes welcomes Government plans to restart home moves

Higgins Homes welcomes the Government’s announcement that, as of Wednesday 13th May, it is easing lockdown restrictions for home movers, buyers and sellers while continuing to ensure strict social distancing measures remain in place. This means that alongside developers, estate agents are now able to safely reopen for business, viewings can take place and surveyors and moving companies are able to restart operations.

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01/05/2020 - Work at Higgins Homes sites resumes

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, construction work across the majority of Higgins Homes’ sites was paused in late March to ensure the safety of our staff and suppliers. We were able to maintain activity on a small number of our sites while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Since then, we have been closely following Government guidance and reviewing our position carefully. Following a detailed review of all measures and the latest Government guidance, we are now in a position that enables us to reopen a number of our sites – where it is safe to do so - on Monday 4th May.

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29/04/2020 - Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

In accordance with strict Government guidelines, we will be re-opening the majority of our sites from Monday 4th May.

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28/04/2020 - Lockdown doesn’t stop first-time buyer

Many people remember the experience of buying their first home, which is usually filled with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. But for Duygu Baydur, an investment banker, originally from Turkey, the experience was simply unprecedented due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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23/04/2020 - Supporting customers through the pandemic

A cancelled wedding due to the coronavirus outbreak could be a cause for heart break but for Katie and Alex, they turned the situation into something much more positive.

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21/04/2020 - Excellent customer service makes for a stress-free move

In just three month, James, a 29 year-old working in finance and living in London, viewed between 25 and 30 flats. This intense process enabled him to quickly understand exactly what he was looking for and get a good understanding of the market.

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06/04/2020 - Reasons to Buy your new home at New Stratford Works

Luke Perry says of his recent purchase of a three bedroom villa at New Stratford Works.........“It was definitely a positive experience all-round.”

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02/04/2020 - Higgins completes the design and build of 201 new homes and a new Nursery School at Clapham Park

Higgins has completed 201 new mixed tenure homes at Clapham Park, Clapham for Metropolitan Thames Valley.

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02/04/2020 - Higgins Homes Utilises Technology and Innovation to Support Buyers

Although we are living in very uncertain times, we wanted to reach out to our customers to reassure them that we are doing all we can to help with their homebuying needs. With the self-isolation rules firmly in place, the enforced time we are spending in our homes leads us to consider what we would perhaps like to change about them. Many people are reflecting on the lives they have and the things they would like to change, and that can include using the time to research new areas and homes to live in.

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31/03/2020 - Why The Reserve is the perfect location to live

Read why, according to one of its' residents, The Reserve in Waltham Cross is the the perfect location to live.

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26/03/2020 - Higgins appointed to The Connected Partnership Contractor Framework

The Connected Partnership, the leading consortium of Octavia Housing, Origin Housing and Shepherds Bush Housing Group, has appointed Higgins to its Contractor Framework.

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24/03/2020 - Higgins Group PLC - Business and Continuity Plan in Response to Coronavirus

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister to further restrict the movement of people on the 23rd March 2020, we now have taken the decision to close all of our sites from Friday 27th March and as of tonight move all of our office staff to work from home (WFH).

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24/03/2020 - Covid-19 Update

During these uncertain times, the health of our customers, colleagues and communities is of paramount importance to us. To continue doing all we can to assist in the situation, we wanted to reassure you of our latest developments.

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19/03/2020 - Business as usual at Higgins Homes current developments

Open for business – although in a slightly different manner. We wanted to reach out to you on our latest news regarding COVID-19 and explain everything that is currently happening at our marketing suites and show homes.

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18/03/2020 - Higgins Group PLC - Business and Continuity Plan in Response to Coronavirus

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the 16th March 2020 in response to the situation surrounding COVID-19, The Higgins Group has taken the decision to revise the Groups working practices for the foreseeable future.

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17/03/2020 - Supporting International Women’s Day

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, Higgins invited representatives from Women into Construction and Newham Workplace to visit its site, Woolwich Reach, E16 and see the wealth of career opportunities available to women in the construction industry.

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10/03/2020 - A2Dominion and Higgins form JV to deliver homes in Hanwell, Ealing

A2Dominion and Higgins have established a joint venture vehicle to deliver a prestigious development in Hanwell, West London which includes homes as well as retail and commercial space.

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03/03/2020 - Smart architecture appeals to design-conscious buyers

Living in a stunning rental apartment, two design-conscious buyers were not prepared to compromise on style when stepping on to the property ladder for the first time. Corrado, an associate professor of economics, and his partner Renato, who works at a London-headquartered international development bank were keen to make a good financial investment for their future. Having lived in a high-end rental property, with hotel-style services and amenities, the couple were sad to leave behind their development but knew they wanted to move on with the next stage of their lives.

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29/02/2020 - Reasons to Buy your new home at The Reserve

“Before I purchased, I researched Higgins Home and I saw that they’d won an award for their new homes. That gave me the reassurance I needed to buy, I felt they’d be a company who were keen to get things right.”

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19/02/2020 - Higgins shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards

Higgins’ commitment to building sustainable communities through community engagement, employment and training opportunities has been recognised at this year’s UK Housing Awards and TPAS Awards.

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17/02/2020 - Higgins awarded £44 million contract to deliver much needed affordable homes at former Shredded Wheat Factory South Site, Herts

Higgins has been awarded the £44 million contract to design and build 208 brand new mixed tenure homes for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing on the former iconic Shredded Wheat Factory site in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

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13/02/2020 - Islington Council appoints Higgins on two lots of its New Build Construction Framework

Islington Council has appointed Higgins on two lots of its New Build Construction Framework. Lot 2 covers projects with a value of between £5 million and £20 million and Lot 3 for projects over £20 million.

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07/02/2020 - Higgins commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining The 5% Club

Higgins Group plc has showcased its commitment to developing its people by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

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15/01/2020 - Higgins is appointed to five lots on the Hyde Group Main Contractor Framework

Higgins has been appointed to five lots on the Hyde Group main contractor framework. Lot 2 covers projects in Kent above £10 million; lot 4 for projects in the South region above £10 million; lot 5 for projects in London between £5 million and £10 million; lot 6 for projects in London above £10 million and lot 7 for projects in all regions above £25 million.

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15/01/2020 - Space to breathe in a London apartment

London is without doubt one of the greatest cities in the world but the twenty four-seven lifestyle can sometimes feel exhausting. A home that offers a place to retreat when you need to recharge the batteries but is still in the hub of the action is the ideal antidote. First-time buyer Farida Knott, who works for a creative agency in Farringdon, had been wanting to break out of the renting cycle for a number of years. When she moved from freelance to full-time employment, she seized the opportunity to get on the ladder with assistance from Help to Buy.

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08/01/2020 - Higgins achieves Bronze award in The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Hot on the back of signing the Armed Forces Covenant in the summer, Higgins has been awarded the bronze award in The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

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