COMMUNITY GATEWAY ASSOCIATION COMPLETING NEW HOMES UNDER 2015/18 AHP

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Communities, HCA, Home building, News

A JV North member is putting the finishing touches to new homes being delivered under the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme. Community Gateway Association in Preston is investing over £2 million to build 18 homes on an array of brownfield sites. In Ingol, a £859,716 community-led scheme sees six 1-bedroom and two 2-bedroom bungalows being built on several former domestic garage … Read More

SME BUILDERS APPOINTED TO JV NORTH’S £180m FRAMEWORK

JV NorthContractors, Framework, HCA, Home building, News

Social housing consortium, JV North, has appointed a range of SME builders to provide homes as part of a £180 million framework. For the first time JV North has opened its four-year framework to local companies for schemes valued under £1 million. Work for the chosen 26 SME builders is divided into six areas: new build, refurbishment, modular build, disabled … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: LEIGHTON DENE, LIVERPOOL

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Communities, HCA, Home building, Investment, News

Developed as part of the groundbreaking Liverpool Housing Partnership, Leighton Dene sees 34 modern homes on a high visibility site in Fazakerley. This £4.6 million project by Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has delivered desirable family homes for affordable rent on a neglected brownfield site – land that once hosted a run-down nursing home and lain vacant for a number of … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBER ON-SITE BUILDING NEARLY 300 HOMES IN MANCHESTER

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Government, HCA, Home building, News

A JV North member is building nearly 300 homes across 11 sites as part of the HCA’s 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme. Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is underway building 296 homes for a variety of tenures including affordable rent, market rent, shared ownership and outright sale. The total investment from the 14,000-home landlord is £33 million with £4.5 million of grant … Read More

SME BUILDERS OFFERED CHANCE TO WIN WORK AS PART OF £180m FRAMEWORK

JV NorthCommunities, Contractors, Framework, Government, HCA, Home building, Investment, News

SME builders are being offered the opportunity to win work in the second stage of JV North’s four year home building and refurbishment framework worth £180 million. For the first time, the consortium is offering a lot dedicated specifically to smaller contractors with works valued at under £1 million. JV North will create an unlimited list of suppliers through which … Read More

CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS CHOSEN FOR JV NORTH’S £180m HOME BUILDING FRAMEWORK

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Communities, Consultants, Contractors, Framework, Government, HCA, Home building, Investment, News

JV North has chosen the contractors and consultants for its £180 million home building framework. The consortium, which has nine social housing association members across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Nottingham and Preston, has appointed contractors and consultants for works valued at £1 million and over. The appointed contractors are Anwyl Construction, Bardsley Construction, Casey Construction, Galliford Try, Kier Living, Mears New … Read More

2017 CIH CONFERENCE PREVIEW

JV NorthGovernment, HCA, Home building, Housing Minister, News

JV North Chairman, Nigel Wilson, previews this year’s CIH Conference taking place in Manchester between June 27 – 29. The new Housing Minister’s address to the CIH Conference will be critical in setting out the immediate future for the sector. From there, all else follows. Gavin Barwell listened and attempted to move the agenda forward in his brief stay in the … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: VILLAGE 135, WYTHENSHAWE

JV NorthCommunities, Extra care, HCA, Home building, Investment

This large-scale development of 135 luxury apartments offers 24-hour onsite extra care housing support for residents aged 55 and over in the heart of Wythenshawe. A range of community facilities, some of which can be used by the public, include meeting spaces, an IT suite, salon, spa and therapy room, health consultant space, bistro, communal areas and community hub. Residents … Read More

A MULTI-TIERED FRAMEWORK TO ATTRACT MORE CONTRACTORS

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Framework, HCA, Home building, Offsite construction, Shared ownership

JV North Chairman, Nigel Wilson, explains why the consortium’s new framework is multi-tiered to attract a more diverse range of contractors. Social housing’s ability to adapt is one of its most endearing qualities. This has been especially true when it comes to development and a prime example of this can be seen in JV North’s frameworks. We have changed our procurement … Read More