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.
Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins Construction comments, “We are extremely proud to be shortlisted for a third time in these awards, having been successful with Myatts Field North and Kings Crescent Estate.
“Being shortlisted is really important to us as it demonstrates the work and commitment we have made to the communities where we work in terms of providing ongoing community engagement, employment, skills development and job opportunities. I would like to thank the Colville team for all their hard work and wish them the best of luck at the award ceremony.”
The TPAS awards celebrate the very best in tenant engagement in the housing sector and are open to social housing providers, tenants and contractors to give recognition to their excellent work and vitally to share best practice amongst the sector.
For the first time, in its 12-year history, one national event is being held. Winners will be announced in Manchester on 29th March.
Higgins is working on the latest phase in the redevelopment of the Colville Estate – which will bring more than 100 new homes – including seventy, which will be for social rent, offering a high-quality, Council homes 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.
The development is part of Hackney Council’s Estate Regeneration Programme, which is building nearly 3,000 homes across the borough during the next ten years, with more than half for social rent and shared ownership.