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Higgins Construction

Higgins Construction is a major UK construction company, based in Essex, which has been established for over 50 years.

The firm has built a strong track-record as a leading name in community construction in London and the South East, working on projects from Cambridge to Brighton.

The company offer a range of services including New build, Brownfield, Greenfield and residential schemes, residential refurbishment, Decent Home programmes and Comprehensive Estate redevelopment and regeneration programmes. The firm also carries out works on care homes, special needs accommodation, community buildings, Listed buildings and Education facilities.

Higgins Construction Chairman, Richard Higgins, said:

“Success in community construction requires the ability to balance vision with not just technical expertise and experience, but the personal talent to deliver the very best solutions. This is why our people are so important.”

Their portfolio spans multiple industries including Health Care, Community, Housing, Education and the Commercial sectors. Higgins Construction are very aware of the mark they make on the environment on every job and champion modern working practices. They undertake Off Site Manufacture (OSM) technologies and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and continually invest resources into these practices as they view them as important aspects of construction.

In the Housing sector the firm has completed many projects including Market Estate, Islington, London, Century House (Arc House), Tanner Street, London and Myatts Field, Lambeth, London. The firm feels that their involvement in these projects contributes towards the long-term development of communities and fulfills one of their aims; to improve the quality-of-life for residents in areas all over London and the South West.

One of the most recent projects they have worked on is the regeneration of the Stockwell Park and Robstart Village estate in Brixton, London. The £110,000,000 project for Network Housing Association included the refurbishment of approximately 550 new build and 552 occupied refurbishment properties, along with infrastructure and external works improvements.

The programme provided sustainable new homes, extensive internal and external refurbishment to existing blocks ranging from four to 15 storeys, and landscape improvements to the sites. As well as these improvements the project included the installation of new Biomass, CHP and Gas Fired Boiler energy centres which provide district heating to all new build schemes and some existing blocks being refurbished.

The new build was constructed on an existing site of garage blocks and comprises 58 units in a four and eight storey structure. Built to Code 3 and linked to the energy centre the building provides a stunning gateway building to the estate and delivers mixed tenure properties which provide opportunities for a diverse yet cohesive community.

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