News Higgins Construction Lead £40m Hackney Housing Regeneration Project

Higgins Construction will lead the construction of 70 new homes as part of the £40 million regeneration of a housing estate in Hackney, London.

The contractor will begin work on Phase 2 of the Colville Estate, Hoxton, building council homes for social renting and shared ownership.

Higgins Construction will also build 40 properties for private sale along with 129sqm of new retail space and improvements to the estate such as new lighting and roads.

In addition, open spaces and public realm landscaping will be developed in relationship with nearby Shoreditch Park and the Regents Canal.

Cllr Philip Glanville, cabinet member for housing, said: “The council has pledged its commitment to providing new homes and community facilities for residents, and it’s welcome news that Higgins Construction will be starting work soon.”

Paul Cooke, new business director for Higgins Construction, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the contract for the second phase of Colville Estate. As an organisation we are committed to taking on local labour and will be creating employment opportunities for local people through our training and apprenticeship schemes.”

The regeneration of the Colville Estate is taking place in a number of phases over a 15-year period, with the first phase, Bridport House, completed in 2011, delivering 41 new Council homes for social renting. The scheme is expected to be finished in 2018.

In July 2015, it was announced that Anthology had been appointed as the development partner for the third phase, to build 198 homes for private sale, which will also help pay for the new Council homes for social renting and shared ownership across the rest of the estate in the absence of any government funding. The Phase 3 works will begin in parallel with those on Phase 2.

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A Meet The Contractor event is taking place on Thursday, June 9 from 2pm to 8pm at Colville Community Centre, 35 Branch Place, London, N1 5DD where members of the local community can meet the team.

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