Higgins Construction’s Senior Resident Liaison Officer awarded Considerate Constructors Scheme Hero

Posted: 23/02/2018

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.

Julie Brooks, Environmental Manager for Higgins Construction comments, “Sarah has made a huge difference to not only the local community and how they view our project, but made positive impacts on site for all of those working there.

“Sarah has been involved at Colville since day one and a large part of the success of this project has been down to Sarah and her enthusiasm. The scheme is in the middle of a residential area with another contractor working alongside us. Sarah has been key in ensuring communication with the residents has been maintained.

“It is testimony to Sarah that this site has had no real issues with any of the local residents as she has worked tirelessly to not only ensure that they know what is going on, but that they know they can come to her if they have any questions.

“Aside from the day to day involvement Sarah has done a huge number of school visits and charity events and all have been undertaken with her typical enthusiasm. This recognition is thoroughly deserved.”

The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s ‘Scheme Heroes’ initiative aims to recognise and reward individuals who consistently conduct themselves in an exemplary manner, serving as positive role models for the entire industry.

To be selected their personal contributions should be consistently positive and proactive and conducted without obvious incentives, delivering a high level of performance in line with the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

Higgins Construction was appointed in 2016 on phase two of the Colville Estate in Shoreditch to deliver more than 100 new homes. Seventy of the new homes will be for social rent, offering a high-quality, Council home to existing residents whose decades-old properties were in disrepair.

The development also includes six homes for shared ownership and 40 properties for outright sale  to help pay for the new social housing in the absence of any government funding.

In total, the regeneration of the Colville Estate, which started in 2010, will see 935 new homes and community facilities built to replace ageing buildings uneconomical to repair – with around half for social rent and shared ownership. The first phase of the regeneration saw 41 new Council homes for social rent built at Bridport House, on Bridport Place.

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