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Higgins Construction gets shortlisted for Excellence in Contractor Engagement at TPAS Awards

Posted: 02/02/2016

Higgins Construction has been shortlisted for the southern region category of the Excellence in Contractor Engagement at this year’s TPAS Awards. The company is just one of three other organizations to be nominated for the work it has undertaken as part of its education, training and employment programme at Myatts Field North in the London Borough of Lambeth.

The TPAS awards showcase the compelling and inspirational success stories of tenants, landlords and contractors working together and celebrate the people, ideas and organisations that shape the tenant involvement work of tomorrow.

Paul Cooke, New Business Director for Higgins Construction comments, “Being shortlisted for the TPAS Awards is extremely important to us and reinforces the commitment we have to the community at Myatts Field North Estate to provide work skills, training and create job opportunities.

“We have worked in partnership with a number of key stakeholders including London Borough of Lambeth, Pinnacle PSG, Rydon and E.ON to motivate residents and the local community to become involved in the regeneration of the area and make a difference to the transformation that is taking place over the five year project so residents take pride and ownership of the community they live in.”

The partnership of Higgins Construction delivering excellence in employment, skills and training has resulted in:

  • 827 School engagement programmes regarding the world of work/construction/H&S or hoarding projects
  • 98 Further Education field trips or engagement
  • 380 construction training weeks
  • 23 job specific new jobs created from Local Labour to Management Trainees
  • 18 Retained apprentices
  • 10 Apprentices
  • 12 Formal working partnerships to help execute KPIs
  • 12 Courses to support existing workers
  • 8 x Labourers upskilled to better positions
  • 24 x persons on work trails secured full time employment
  • 8 x bespoke Job Fairs on the Estate facilitated by Higgins and Construction Partners

Myatts Field North is an award winning, major regeneration project in the London Borough of Lambeth, which is delivering 808 new homes and the refurbishment of 172 existing properties, a state of the art community centre and the second largest park built in London in recent years.


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