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19/09/2018 - Kings Crescent Estate wins Best Regeneration Project at National Housing Awards

Kings Crescent Estate in London Borough of Hackney has been awarded the Best Regeneration Project at this year’s National Housing Awards. It was also awarded Highly Commended for Best Partnership between Higgins and Hackney Council.

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18/09/2018 - 20 best food spots in Bethnal Green and Whitechapel

London is a foodie heaven and, if you’re lucky enough to be in Bethnal Green and Whitechapel, then you’re in the heart of the action. Here are 20 food spots to try.

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13/09/2018 - Chelmsford family days out

Part of the London commuter belt, Chelmsford in Essex is a fantastic family-friendly location with a wealth of activities on offer. Whether you have small children or teenagers, the range of family days will keep everyone entertained.

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30/08/2018 - Area Spotlight- London Borough of Newham

Five miles east of the City of London and located in one of the most vibrant parts of the Capital, the London Borough of Newham has a lot to offer those looking for a location to live.

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22/08/2018 - Chelmsford School Guide

Schools are always a major consideration when it comes to moving. If you’re looking at the Chelmsford area – and, in particular, the Higgins Homes Parva Green development – then you’ll have plenty of options in the near vicinity when it comes to schools. These are some of the best schools in the area for children of both primary and secondary school age.

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17/08/2018 - Kings Crescent shortlisted for three awards at National Housing Awards

Kings Crescent Estate in London Borough of Hackney has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s National Housing Awards; Best Partnership with Hackney Council, Best Regeneration and Best Design.

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15/08/2018 - Higgins appointed to three major frameworks

Higgins has been appointed as one of the preferred developer/contractors to three frameworks; the GLA’s London Development Panel 2, Sanctuary Group and Catalyst.

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03/08/2018 - Higgins gives back to the community as part of a community

As part of Higgins ‘giving back to the community’ legacy, the team at Colville Estate recently organised a community volunteer day.

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30/07/2018 - Hackney School Guide

Are you considering relocating to or within London, but aren’t sure which area will offer your children the best start in life? We’ve compiled this guide to 14 of the very best primary and secondary schools this vibrant part of the Capital has to offer.

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23/07/2018 - Children from Nell Gwynn Nursery School unveil their giant art hoarding project – ‘The World About Us… A Child’s View of our Neighbourhood’

Children from Nell Gwynn Nursery School have unveiled “The World About Us… A Child’s View of our Neighbourhood’ art project which has been created as part of a hoarding art project at Higgins Construction and Notting Hill Genesis’ Wooddene Estate in Peckham, LB Southwark.

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23/07/2018 - First-time buyers find their dream home

Moving to a luxurious four-bedroom home in an idyllic location from a cramped one-bedroom maisonette in Brixton is beyond the wildest dreams of most first-time buyers. In fact, Andy and Abby still have to pinch themselves.

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17/07/2018 - Summer In Stoke Newington

London really comes into its own in the summer months, and with a range of facilities offering activities and entertainment to suit all tastes, Stoke Newington is a popular spot for summer fun.

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16/07/2018 - Bourne Estate announced overall winner in the Housing Design Awards

The regeneration of the Bourne Estate in Clerkenwell, London has been awarded Overall Winner and the NHS 70 Winner of the Housing Design Awards 2018.

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11/07/2018 - Kings Crescent wins Mayor of London’s Prize at NLA Awards

Kings Crescent Estate in Hackney has been awarded the coveted Mayor of London Mayor’s Prize at this year’s New London Architecture awards.

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11/07/2018 - Bourne Estate wins Housing Award at NLA Awards

Bourne Estate in Clerkenwell, EC1 has been awarded Housing Award at the New London Architecture Awards 2018.

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10/07/2018 - Kings Crescent Estate wins a RIBA National Award

Kings Crescent Estate has won a RIBA National Award. The awards recognise the best buildings of the past 12 months and include major public and commercial projects from Britain’s major cities to private buildings in remote locations.

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02/07/2018 - Celebrations all round at Kings Crescent Estate Hackney

Over 200 residents were out in force at Kings Crescent Estate in Hackney on Saturday 9th June to join a day of celebrations to mark the completion of the initial phases of regeneration works.

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27/06/2018 - London Living In Willesden

If you’re looking to live the London lifestyle then Willesden could be a great move. Whether you’re single, coupled up or moving with a family, there is a wealth of entertainment and activity to enjoy in this part of the London. From its surprising choice of golf courses to its burgeoning culinary scene, London living in Willesden is spot on.

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22/06/2018 - 9 Summer spots you need to try in Waltham Cross this year

Positioned in a prime location within the metropolitan area of London, Waltham Cross is a Hertfordshire town with a lot to offer. Well connected by two London Overground stations and multiple bus routes, it is a great place to discover, both for local residents and those looking for somewhere new to live. These are the top places to explore in Waltham Cross this summer.

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12/06/2018 - Big Lunch returns for a third year

Saturday 23rd June sees the return of The Big Lunch for a third consecutive year in Hoxton from 12pm to 4pm to help create a greater sense of community across the London Borough by bringing the local neighbourhood together.

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07/06/2018 - Higgins Construction projects shortlisted at Housing Design Awards

Sutherland Road, Walthamstow and Bourne Estate in Clerkenwell, EC1 have been shortlisted in this year’s Housing Design Awards.

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31/05/2018 - Kings Crescent wins highly commended at Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards

Kings Crescent Estate, Hackney has received a highly commended award for Best High Volume New Housing Development at this year’s LABC Building Excellence Awards.

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30/05/2018 - Hat trick at The RIBA Awards for Higgins Construction projects

Three Higgins Construction projects have been awarded RIBA London Awards for architectural excellence. Kings Crescent Estate in Hackney, Bourne Estate in Clerkenwell EC1 and Sutherland Road in Walthamstow were all recognised for their regional importance as a piece of architecture.

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21/05/2018 - How to make the most of Bow in the summer

British Summer Time is nearly upon us and for those planning a summer in the city, this means making the most of the weather with al-fresco dining, weekends in the park and beer gardens a plenty.

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21/05/2018 - Why Willesden and Morgan Place ticked all the boxes for Rosalind

Sitting just 5 miles North West of Charing Cross, Willesden is a friendly and vibrant area with great food, amenities and entertainment. Long-time resident Rosalind Ann Glaser who has just purchased a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in our Morgan Place development here, tells us why she loves the area so much.

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10/05/2018 - Green Fingers at Colville Estate

Residents at Colville Estate in the London Borough of Hackney recently took part in a Balconies in Bloom theme as part of their regular community drop in events.

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10/05/2018 - St Luke’s art class display their talents at King Square Estate

Local residents, members from St Luke’s art class and the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Una O'Halloran recently unveiled their art work on the hoarding of Phase two at King Square Estate in London Borough of Islington.

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26/04/2018 - Higgins Construction scoops two silvers and a bronze at Considerate Constructors National Site Awards

Higgins Construction has been awarded two silver and one bronze award at this year’s Considerate Constructors National Site Awards. Bourne Estate in Camden and Gabriel Square in St Albans, Hertfordshire have each been given a silver award and King Square in Islington has received a bronze award.

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23/04/2018 - 6 reasons why Hoxton is an up and coming area to live

Hoxton is without a doubt one of London’s coolest areas. It has a vibrant local community, drawn from a mix of backgrounds and demographics, and is home to some of the most exciting new openings in terms of restaurants and bars. But what really makes Hoxton such an up and coming part of London to live in?

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18/04/2018 - What you need to know about Chelmsford living

Chelmsford sits just 32 miles north east of London, a vibrant and lively urban hub that also benefits from the green spaces in and around Essex. Whether you’re looking for a family home somewhere with a great community feel, or a base close to London life, Chelmsford is an ideal choice.

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17/04/2018 - Best of both worlds with the launch of new family homes

The Reserve is a brand-new development of contemporary 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses on the boundary of Lea Valley Regional Park just nine minutes’ walk from Waltham Cross High Street. Its dynamic combination of contemporary-style living within idyllic surroundings and excellent amenities is appealing to families looking for a home to satisfy all members.

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16/04/2018 - Three sites are nominated for Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards

Three sites have been nominated for this year’s CCS National Site Awards. Bourne Estate, King Square Estate and Gabriel Square have been selected as sites that have raised the bar for considerate construction.

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13/04/2018 - Primary School Children embrace their enterprise skills at Higgins Construction site

A group of year three children from Oaklands Primary School recently took part in a challenge day, as part of Enabling Enterprise, at Higgins Construction’s site, Petershead Court in Southall.

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23/03/2018 - Newham students take part in Enabling Enterprise day at Higgins Construction’s head office

Year four students from Newham based Salisbury Primary School recently had the chance to broaden and develop their enterprise skills by visiting Higgins Construction’s head office and gaining an insight into the world of work as part of Enabling Enterprise.

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19/03/2018 - 7 reasons why Londoners choose Whitechapel and Bethnal Green to live

Whitechapel and Bethnal Green are quintessential London East End and have recently risen up the league tables as attractive property investments for London buyers. Easy proximity to the centre of the city, as well as thriving cultural local hot spots, have made this part of London a contemporary hub with a lot to offer.

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16/03/2018 - City Park West’s Transition Art Gallery celebrates its opening night

Chelmsford’s City Park West development has enjoyed the opening night of The Transition art gallery with a showcase of paintings of the development and surrounding site.

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15/03/2018 - Everything you need to know about living in Chigwell

Chigwell sits within the Greater London Urban Area, once a rural farming location and today one of the most sought after addresses in this part of the world. Chigwell has become popular due to it’s proximity to London, as well as for local amenities and landmarks, such as the iconic Epping Forest.

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23/02/2018 - Higgins Construction’s Senior Resident Liaison Officer awarded Considerate Constructors Scheme Hero

Following a recent visit by Considerate Constructors to our Colville site, Senior Resident Liaison officer Sarah Clarke, has been awarded the CCS Scheme Hero for her consistent commitment and enthusiasm.

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22/02/2018 - LEFT-HANDED ART

When City Park West resident, Bridget Metcalfe, fractured her right wrist last year, she decided to take up a new venture to avoid boredom while it healed. The right-handed Chelmsford based singer and radio broadcaster decided to learn to paint watercolours using her left hand.

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15/02/2018 - How the Help to Buy Scheme Can Support London Living

Whilst growth in UK house prices slumped over the past 12 months, property values remained significantly higher in the Capital than anywhere else in the country.

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13/02/2018 - Higgins Construction wins Excellence in Employment, Skills and Training – Contractor Award at this year’s South Region TPAS awards

Higgins Construction has taken the Excellence in Employment, Skills and Training – Contractor Award at this year’s South Region TPAS Awards 2018. The award recognises those contractors that have developed and implemented projects or initiatives that have helped to address one or more of the issues.

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12/02/2018 - 9 Things Bow in East London has to offer residents

East London has been up and coming for some time. However, Bow – formerly known as Stratford – has a lot more to offer than your average hipster hangout.

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09/02/2018 - Higgins Construction shortlisted for two TPAS awards for Kings Crescent, Hackney

Higgins Construction has been shortlisted in two categories for the southern region in this year’s TPAS awards. The company is just one of four other organisations to be nominated for Excellence in Employment, Skills and Training – Contractor award and one of five in the Excellence in Contractor Engagement for Kings Crescent Estate in London Borough of Hackney.

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31/01/2018 - Council homes for Council tenants – Colville regeneration reaches new high

Dozens of new Council homes in Shoreditch moved a step closer today after building work on a landmark Hackney Council regeneration project reached a key milestone.

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30/01/2018 - 6 Reasons to Consider Moving to Waltham Cross in 2018

Located in Hertfordshire, 20km north of London, Waltham Cross is home to 7,407 residents and part of the Greater London Urban Area. Waltham Cross takes its name from The Eleanor Cross (located at the centre of the town) – one of only three medieval crosses that survive today dating back to the late 1200s.

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24/01/2018 - Islington Council and Higgins Construction launches Brickworks Community Centre and 23 new council homes

Islington Council and Higgins Construction welcomed over 400 Crouch Hill residents to celebrate the opening of Brickworks, a new community centre, and 23 new council homes, in a community celebration on the weekend.

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22/01/2018 - How to Secure a First Time Buyer Mortgage For Our Developments

For a first time buyer, obtaining a mortgage can seem like a huge wall to scale. The housing market is a difficult place to navigate for those without a lot of capital or income and is changing all the time.

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18/01/2018 - Higgins Construction delivers 16 new council homes in Holloway for Islington Council

Islington Council and Higgins Construction recently launched 34 new homes – including 16 homes for council rent ­– on Dalmeny Avenue, in Holloway.

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17/01/2018 - Eagerly awaited penthouse launch

The combination of chic urban living with an idyllic surrounding has captured the hearts of homebuyers in Chigwell. All but one of the apartments has now been reserved at Augustus Lodge, and buyers are now keen to view The Penthouse Collection, which encapsulates sumptuous style and design.

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03/01/2018 - 6 Reasons Aspiring Londoners Should Consider Willesden

London remains the most popular spot in the country for living, whether you’re beginning a job for the first time or starting a family. It’s a wonderful melting pot of culture, history, opportunity and entertainment with a wide range of fantastic areas to live.

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