Higgins awarded £44 million contract to deliver much needed affordable homes at former Shredded Wheat Factory South Site, Herts

Posted 17/02/2020

Higgins has been awarded the £44 million contract to design and build 208 brand new mixed tenure homes for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing on the former iconic Shredded Wheat Factory site in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

The scheme will comprise 52 Shared Ownership properties, 106 for affordable rent and 50 homes exclusively for the over 55s.

The Shredded Wheat Factory south site will deliver high quality homes that are geared at fulfilling the housing needs of the local community. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council approved plans in December 2019 after close consultation with the local community.

Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins comments, “We are delighted to be awarded this prestigious contract at The Shredded Wheat Factory south site which will deliver much needed affordable housing for the local community as well as a number of important local amenities.

“We have a proven track record of working with Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing on a number of successful schemes including Clapham Park and Ealing Road, Alperton and look forward to working in partnership with them to deliver another milestone project for the local community.”

Steve Lawson, Senior Development Manager for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing comments: “The former Shredded Wheat Factory is an iconic site at the heart of Welwyn Garden City history. Following seven decades as a bustling workspace, this former factory space will soon be serving the needs of the local community in a fresh new way as we prepare to regenerate the south site to reflect the unique needs of the diverse community. We’re excited to partner with Higgins once again as we continue to build on the legacy of this iconic space.”