Higgins Construction were amongst politicians and community members speaking at the recent Finsbury Park Regeneration Conference organised to discuss Finsbury Park’s future development.
The conference gave local people the opportunity to come together to discuss what they like and dislike about Finsbury Park and what they think needs to be done to make it a better place to live and work. A number of workshops were also held to cover jobs & training; supporting local businesses; open spaces; neighbourhood planning and public arts & culture.
Paul Cooke, New Business Director for Higgins Construction comments, “We were delighted to be able to sponsor and speak at the conference. We have had a great deal of experience regenerating communities, particularly Ivy Hall and Bramber House in Islington. I also discussed our experiences and the challenges on the Kings Crescent Estate in Hackney and working with local communities to foster the skills that help the boroughs build their way out of the housing crisis.”
The conference included guest speakers’ MP for Islington North, Jeremy Corbyn and Mayor of Hackney, Phil Glanville as well as MPs from Hackney and Haringey, local business owners, local London Assembly Members and the Leader of Islington Council. Cabinet Members for Regeneration from Hackney, Haringey and Islington Councils were also park of a panel of speakers about The Tri Borough Accord.
The Finsbury Park Trust seeks to improve life for the people who live and work in Finsbury Park, North London. The Trust promotes improvements to the local environment, and bring together the three borough councils of Hackney, Haringey and Islington to share solution.