Essex-based Housebuilder Shortlisted in National Awards

Posted 09/05/2022

Proving that quality and affordability for first time buyers can go hand in hand, Higgins Homes, an Essex based housebuilder, has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards.

The Awards are some of the most acclaimed in the industry and celebrate the sectors that support first time buyers. Higgins Homes has been shortlisted in two categories: Best Small Development and Private Developer of the Year.

Higgins Homes has been nominated for Alphabet in NW6 for the Best Small Development. The category aimed to demonstrate developments that used the best design and quality to create desirable, affordable, and inspiring environments to allow people to set up their first home. Alphabet is a stylish new development of 30 one, two and three bedroom apartments, set around a beautifully landscaped courtyard. With smart interiors and a high specification, residents also benefit from access to outside space with every apartment featuring a balcony or winter garden.

The judges were also looking for schemes that fit into the local environment and can show how the design stands out and appeals to the target market. Higgins Homes had to also show what contribution they had made to improvements in the wider community.

“It is not just about building homes, it is also about transforming areas into vibrant communities,” says Jeremy Marcus, Sales & Marketing Director at Higgins Homes. “Alphabet will add to this vibrant part of London and support the South Kilburn Regeneration programme and its multi-million-pound investment.”

Higgins Homes is a multi-award-winning developer of residential and commercial properties. With more than 55 years’ experience, the company has built a solid reputation for innovative design and construction. Every development will not only conform to exceptionally high standards of specification and build excellence, but the company also prides itself on its excellent customer care and quality of service.

“We are delighted to also be shortlisted for the Private Developer of the Year, especially because this award focusses not only on the design and quality of the properties, but also on all aspects of the developer’s performance,” says Jeremy Marcus. “It is especially important that we take the time to help our buyers through the process and make it as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.”

Some of the areas in which judges awarded Higgins Homes on were site safety, sales staff, quality of information provided to prospective customers, standard of after sales service and overall customer care.

The annual Awards highlight the many lengths housebuilders go to help buyers onto the ladder. Higgins Homes have an ethos to deliver aspirational properties within the budget of the first time buyer and to help them through the entire process, when much of it is unknown and can seem overwhelming.

“Buying a property can be stressful and for first time buyers, it can be daunting if they don’t have the support available,” adds Jeremy Marcus. “We build properties specially to appeal to first time buyers, ensuring there is a wide selection available. We guide them through every stage of the process, helping them navigate any difficulties and supporting them with our teams of experts.”

First Time Buyer magazine’s panel of expert judges were Mark Bastin - Director, Mark Bastin Associates; Marcus Wilshere - Director, The Collaborative City; Marilyn DiCara - Independent Housing Consultant; Lisa Westerman - Director, Lisa Westerman Consultancy (LWC); Chris Jones - Managing Partner, Space and Time; Tony Harker - Housing Consultant; Emma Maddick - Property Marketing Consultant and Stephen Harker - Managing Partner and Head of Property Department, Dawson Cornwell.

Higgins Homes and the other shortlisted nominees will be showcased in First Time Buyer magazine in the June/July and August/September editions and on the website from Monday 16 May 2022. All voting will take place online.