Stonebridge Estate shortlisted in Construction News Awards

Posted 09/05/2024

Higgins has been recognised for delivering outstanding community engagement by being shortlisted in this year’s Construction News Awards for Community Engagement Project of the Year at Stonebridge Estate.

The development, which has been delivered in partnership with Brent Council, forms part of the wider regeneration of the Stonebridge Estate, delivering 100% high-quality affordable new homes that features many energy saving design measures. Hillside provides a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments while Milton Avenue provides 22 four bedroom townhouses to address the demand for larger homes from families in the borough.

Amy Reynolds, Director of ESG at Higgins Partnerships comments, “Community engagement and social value is fundamental to what Higgins does, so we are delighted to have this recognised by these prestigious industry awards.

“At Stonebridge Estate we worked closely with key partners to deliver sustainable legacy projects, which would make a real difference to the local community. This included our partnership with Jason Roberts Foundation and Brent Council to provide a programme of support to young people including mentoring, life skills, education, and training projects within its wider sports activities.”

Higgins also made training and employment opportunities readily available to the Brent community through apprenticeships, work placements and job opportunities. This included the creation of 10 apprenticeships, with a focus on disadvantaged groups; two employability programmes with The Forward Trust for 20 Brent residents who had barriers to work such as ex-offenders or addiction; 16 local people supported through a pre-employment construction programme and five residents enrolled on the Higgins Work Placement Programme with Skillsbuilder Partnership.

At Stonebridge, Higgins generated over £6,953,000 in social and local economic value, working with a variety of charities and partners to deliver meaningful community initiatives, providing over 330 hours of community and volunteering, £29,578 in financial donations and sponsorship, equalling an actual SLEVA of 30.5%.