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Higgins wins £44m former Shredded Wheat factory job

18 February 2020 | By Neil Gerrard

Higgins has won a £44m deal to design and build 208 new homes on the site of the former Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

The mixed-use scheme will comprise 52 shared ownership homes, 106 for affordable rent and 50 for the over 55s.

Steve Leakey, managing director of Higgins comments: “We are delighted to be awarded this prestigious contract at The Shredded Wheat Factory south site which will deliver much needed affordable housing for the local community as well as a number of important local amenities.”

Steve Lawson, senior development manager for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing said: “The former Shredded Wheat Factory is an iconic site at the heart of Welwyn Garden City history. Following seven decades as a bustling workspace, this former factory space will soon be serving the needs of the local community in a fresh new way as we prepare to regenerate the south site to reflect the unique needs of the diverse community. We’re excited to partner with Higgins once again as we continue to build on the legacy of this iconic space.”

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