Brent Council awards Higgins Stonebridge contract

Posted 04/09/2020

Brent Council has awarded Higgins the £22m million contract for the redevelopment of the Hillside and Milton Avenue sites as part of the redevelopment of Stonebridge.

The two sites form part of the masterplan to sensitively redevelop within the heart of Stonebridge, with the aim of strengthening and improving community amenities and to enrich the local environment.

Higgins will design and build 73 mixed tenure new homes and one retail unit with new public open space linking the two sites. The Hillside site will consist of 51 one, two and three bedroom apartments, across two blocks, up to seven storeys in height with a roof terrace on both blocks, while the Milton Avenue site will feature a terrace of twenty two, four bedroom, three storey townhouses.

The Hillside site will also have a ground level under croft car park with 22 spaces and a landscaped podium on the first floor level which links the two blocks.

The new public open space will feature hard and soft landscaping with a new playground and outdoor gym included and a series of bridges over the existing canal feeder that runs through the sites.

Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins said, “We are very pleased to be part of this exciting masterplan for Stonebridge and work with Brent Council to bring these brand new high quality homes to the area. We look forward to starting on site in the coming months.”

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said, “We are looking forward to working with Higgins on this exciting mixed use development of 73 much needed purpose built homes for the residents of Stonebridge. We have an ambitious target to deliver 5,000 affordable homes including 1,000 council homes.  Our goal is to provide affordable and high quality homes across Brent.”

With almost 60 years’ experience, Higgins has established a reputation as one of the most forward thinking developer contractor companies in the UK. It is recognised as an award winning company delivering outstanding regeneration projects through joint venture partnerships composing of private sale, new build and refurbishment solutions.

Brent Council and the team from Higgins embark on this partnership to deliver homes for the future.