JV NORTH COMMITS TO BUILDING TWO HOMES EVERY WORKING DAY

JV NorthHCA, Home building, Homes England, News, SOAHP 2016/21

JV North has committed to building two homes every working day until April 2021. The consortium’s new target comes after building the equivalent of one home every working day since forming in 2007. JV North is building 3,849 homes in the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. Made up of nine full landlord members in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Preston and … Read More

JV NORTH CLAIMS RECORD £43m HOMES ENGLAND GRANT IN 2017/18 FINANCIAL YEAR

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Home building, Homes England, Investment, News, SOAHP 2016/21

The Maples, Liverpool

JV North claimed a record £43 million of grant from Homes England in the 2017/18 financial year as its development programme forges ahead. The funding was for the last year of the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme and the ongoing 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. The grant, along with member investment, will finance the building of 1,355 homes. JV North … Read More

CASE STUDY: MEMBER OF JV NORTH FRAMEWORK SHOWS THE BENEFIT OF INVESTING IN PEOPLE

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Warden Construction Managing Director Richard Kenworthy

Warden Construction’s Managing Director, Richard Kenworthy, in the company’s joinery workshop So far, 39 companies have been appointed to JV North’s SME lot for its 2017/21 framework for schemes valued at under £1 million (a separate framework was created for works over £1 million). One of the chosen companies is Warden Construction, which has already won two schemes from JV … Read More

FOUR MAJOR SCHEMES STARTED ON-SITE BY JV NORTH MEMBERS

JV NorthExtra care, Home building, Homes England, Independent living, News

Cornfield Drive, Wythenshawe

An array of large-scale developments have been started on-site by JV North members as work to provide more affordable homes continues at pace. An independent living scheme by Community Gateway Association, Liverpool Mutual Homes’ (LMH) extra care scheme called The Maples, Torus’ Harpers Green and Cornfield Drive by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group are all £10m-plus schemes that are underway. In … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBER TORUS BEGINS £20m HOUSING SCHEME TO TRANSFORM DERELICT HOSPITAL LAND

JV NorthCIH, Communities, Government, Home building, Homes England, News, SOAHP 2016/21

A JV North member has started a £20 million housing development to create affordable homes for local families. The Town Lane scheme in Kew by Torus will see a former hospital site transformed after standing derelict for several years. Remediation of the site is currently underway after which construction of the new homes will begin in earnest. More than 150 … Read More

JV NORTH APPOINTS NEARLY 40 SMEs TO HOME BUILDING FRAMEWORK

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JV North has appointed nearly 40 SMEs to its £180 million home building framework. In total, 38 companies have been selected since JV North launched a specific lot for small and medium-sized enterprises in September 2017. The lot sees the SMEs bidding for schemes valued at under £1 million by JV North’s housing association members. Work offered is divided into … Read More

HOMES ENGLAND CHIEF EXECUTIVE VISITS JV NORTH MEMBER’S VILLAGE 135 EXTRA CARE SCHEME

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The chief executive of Homes England visited a JV North member’s £22 million development of 135 luxury apartments with on-site extra care housing support. Nick Walkley was shown around Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Village 135 scheme that opened last summer. Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Chief Executive, Nigel Wilson, who is also chairman of JV North, guided the tour. He explained … Read More

JV NORTH SHORTLISTED IN UK HOUSING AWARDS’ DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR CATEGORY

JV NorthCIH, Home building, Homes England, News

JV North has been shortlisted for the 2018 UK Housing Awards in the Development Programme of the Year category. The consortium is made up of nine full and 11 associate members who manage 114,500 social housing properties. JV North impressed judges with its home building programme, partnership working, innovation and ambition. Over the past decade JV North has built 2,900 … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: HAVELEY CIRCLE MODULAR HOMES SCHEME IN WYTHENSHAWE

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Haveley Circle, Wythenshawe

JV North member Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is nearing completion of its first modular offsite home development scheme. Five homes built using modern methods of construction have been delivered and craned into place on foundations at Haveley Circle in the Benchill area of the town. The high quality two-bedroom homes were constructed in a controlled factory environment eliminating outside elements. … Read More

CASE STUDY: SME APPOINTED TO JV NORTH FRAMEWORK BRINGS EMPTY HOMES BACK INTO USE

JV NorthContractors, Framework, HCA, News, SOAHP 2016/21

Earlier this year, JV North opened its £180m homebuilding framework to SMEs for schemes valued at under £1m. The move – the first time in the consortium’s ten-year history – is aimed at encouraging more local companies to bid for works and comes on the back of JV North members wanting to further invest in their local communities. Taylor Fay … Read More