Shortlisted in Construction News Awards

Posted 13/04/2023

Higgins Partnerships has been shortlisted for Community Engagement Project of the Year at the Construction News Awards 2023.

Higgins has been recognised for its outstanding community engagement and outreach programmes which have been delivered at its Alphabet, Chippenham Gardens development in South Kilburn.

The awards, which are in their 27th year, showcase and celebrate the very best in the industry, from amazing projects, technical innovations to forward thinking companies including the biggest contractors and businesses in the sector. The entries are all judged by an independent panel of major clients and industry figures making them some of the most coveted and prestigious awards in the sector.

Amy Ross, Director of ESG at Higgins Partnerships comments, “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards and would like to congratulate all the other nominees across the many categories. We are extremely proud of the community engagement and employment and training opportunities at Alphabet which includes 190 hours of volunteering and the creation of 30 local jobs.

“Our commitment to ESG is embedded in everything we do as a business and we work collaboratively with clients, supply chains and partners to deliver this and ensure we build better, stronger, safer and more sustainable communities.”

During the development, Higgins generated over £1,574,000 in social and local economic value, with £20,000 in community support, 58.5 hours of educational sessions, 258 weeks of apprenticeships and two weeks of work experience. Five apprentices, all Brent residents, were employed directly or through training partners, along with 30 local jobs created. The company also supported National Apprenticeship Week with Brent Works and EET Group hosting virtual workshops.

Alphabet is a high-quality development of 52 one, two and three bedroom apartments, including 22 for South Kilburn council tenants. The development forms a fundamental part of the South Kilburn regeneration programme, which aims to introduce new sustainable communities by creating a sense of space, with diverse and mixed communities and neighbourhoods where people are proud to live, learn and work.