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Two of Higgins Construction schemes shortlisted in industry awards

Posted: 15/08/2016

Myatts Field phase one and Mill Farm Estate have both been shortlisted in the Large House Builder category at this year’s Brick awards. Higgins Construction acted as contractor and specialist brick contractor on both developments for The Higgins/Regenter Consortium and Catalyst Housing Group respectively.

Paul Cooke, New Business Director for Higgins Construction comments, “We are extremely proud to have been shortlisted for two schemes at this year’s Brick awards, alongside The Higgins/Regenter Consortium, Catalyst Housing Group and Ibstock. We strive to be the best at building communities and enhancing the lives of people who live and work within them. We look forward to hearing the results at the award ceremony in November.”

The annual Brick Awards are celebrating its 40th birthday and continues to be one of the most prestigious and well respected awards nights in the design and construction sector.

Mill Farm Estate comprised the demolition of the existing estate and phased construction of 158 dwellings, comprising 94 flats, 62 houses, one bungalow and one maisonette. The new units are a mix of rental, shared ownership and private sale, with a number of units being provided for leaseholder reprovision. Ibstock Coleridge Yellow, Bevern Dark Multi and Queensbury Yellow bricks were used on the scheme.

All of the units were constructed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes 'Level 4'. On Mill Farm Estate Higgins Construction was actively involved with Catalyst Housing Group in supporting them to succeed with the stock transfer ballot from the London Borough of Harrow, which allowed the scheme to proceed. Higgins Construction also managed the process of achieving detailed planning permission for the scheme.

The scheme was delivered in three phases, allowing for decants and demolition in accordance with an agreed programme and master plan.

The Myatts Field in Lambeth is a mixed use scheme which includes 808 new homes, refurbishment of 172 existing homes, a new community centre and a new central park.  A new hierarchy of streets create character areas relating to the surrounding urban form, providing a variety of identities for the different parts of the estate. Ibstock Smooth buff, alpine white, blue brindle smooth, slate blue smooth, bradgate grey, holbrook smooth red, capital brown fast wall sections were used on the scheme.

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