Supporting a local Tenant Association to develop a newsletter

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Newsletter
Higgins are currently building new flats on an existing estate in London Islington. As there are over 500 residents there is a very active Tenant association who all live and have lived on the estate for years. They all work together to help residents in need and also make sure any problems on the estate are dealt with. Higgins site...

Creating a positive team environment

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesClients Consultants Inclusion Open door policy Supply chain
There are loads of different people involved when working in construction, from the contractor to clients, employer agents, architects, engineers, the list goes on. Although we do not all work for the same company we are here working on the same project working towards the same end result. When you are at a stressful part of the job and complications...

Poster to help the community understand site safety signage

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesChild safety Community notice board Hazard board Residents Safety signage Schools
There are a high number of safety constructions signs all around London and some people, especially children, may find them hard to understand or just not pay attention to them. Higgins site team came up with the “Pedestrian safety sign poster” which includes the different shapes and coloured signs you can get and also what category they fall into, whether...

Team Building Course including Belbin

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesEmployed Personal development Training
It is important that when you are working on a project with a close site team that you all understand each other. King square site team wanted to bring the team closer together by holding a “Belbin Team building day”, a 2 day team building activity which took place on site. There were a number of tasks, one of them...

Site induction voice over PowerPoint

Published 14 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesEmployed Induction Training
The site team have created a voice over PowerPoint induction, that covers all areas of the site. This includes; what is being built, the risks on site, permits to work, working at height, manual handling, respecting the community, excising site services, environmental issues, First aiders, logistics, PPE, welfare areas, parking and the CCS site induction video. This saves time and...

Site fire drill calls for ice cream

Published 11 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesBenefits Inclusion Management attitudes Reward
It was that time of the month we were due to carry out a site fire drill. It was a very hot day in May and the guys on site were still out working hard. The job was going well and everything to plan so Higgins thought it would be nice to treat the staff on site. Holding a fire...

Over 55s art project on site hoarding

Published 6 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Enclosures First Impressions campaign Goodwill Initial impressions Legacy Residents
Higgins visited a local community centre to see if we could get the community involved in our hoarding project. When visiting we quickly learnt that there was a very active over 55s art class that took place each week, these were ladies who had retired and have lived in the local area since they were children. None of the ladies...

The Big Egg Appeal

Published 27 April 2017 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCharities/organisations Workforce
Higgins Construction have teamed up with Gi Group and Phab to make sure that no child goes without an egg this Easter! We encourage their contractors to contribute Easter Eggs for our Big Egg Appeal over the Easter period. The amount of eggs collected was really impressive and we would like thank everyone for their continued support in this initiatives including Mimram, Granite...

Put your bins out

Published 27 April 2017 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesTidiness Waste Waste bins Workforce involvement
”Put your bins out” is the latest Initiative at our Gabriel Square Project. Operatives are asked to collect a bag on their way out to site and use this for collecting their own rubbish during the working day. They will then have to leave the full bag next to the lower ground floor entrance/exit door, which is then collected by...

Calendar Stars

Published 31 January 2017 | No comments
Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesCommunity liaison Inclusion Recognition Residents Schools Training Workforce
The team at King Square, Islington decided to create their own calendar. Using pictures from the past year they put together a calendar for 2017. The calendar details out all the key dates of site meetings, and handover dates, as well as Bank Holidays and site staff’s Birthday’s ensuring that it helps keep everyone informed. It also includes a great...

#SpotPhilSafe – The Gabriel Square Game

Published 31 January 2017 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Nurseries Public
Passing next to a building site used to be a boring experience, but not anymore! Thinking about local residents and the children from the nursery just next door to our project, we have introduced a game to our Gabriel Square site. The large figure of our Health and Safety Mascot Phil Safe is now hidden somewhere on our building site....

Christmas Jumper Day

Published 16 January 2017 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCharities/organisations
Higgins Construction had our Christmas Jumper Day last Friday 16th December 2016, in support of ‘Save the Children’ UK. The Gabriel Square Project Team took part as well and together as a company we have raised more than £550. This valuable fundraising will go toward saving children’s lives.

Sending warm wishes to local residents

Published 16 January 2017 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCompany contact information
The Gabriel Square Team have created a Christmas Card that has been printed off on site and distributed to all our neighbours and local residents by the site team. Sending warm wishes to all of the local community and their families. It also informs them about our closure period over the festive period and includes all point of contacts in case...

Supporting the ‘Put it Away’ initiative

Published 16 January 2017 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Traffic management Workforce information
We are supporting the Herts Road Safety Initiative ‘Put it away’. The site team have produced the attached sign, which has been displayed in canteen area and welfare facilities for everyone to read. Statistic shows that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash, and those who talk while driving are 4 times more likely to have an...

Spreading goodwill with a christmas Hamper

Published 19 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesGoodwill
It has now become a festive tradition that in the run up to Christmas, Higgins Construction donates a hamper to a worthwhile cause near each of our projects. As we work so closely with the local community, our project teams get to hear about local schools, community centres or other deserving local causes, and it is down to each individual...