JV North is a consortium of housing associations from across the north of England and is one of the biggest developers of new social homes in the UK.
JV North formed in 2007 and since then our membership – and the number of homes we have built – has consistently grown.
Currently the consortium comprises of 11 Full, seven Associate and four Procurement members who collectively manage over 114,500 homes.
Members are building the equivalent of 3.5 homes every working day to help address the housing crisis.
Benefits of the consortium approach include economies of scale (when bidding for Homes England grant and procuring works); its own European framework; and, sharing of information, intelligence, best practice and risk management.
In the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme, over 4,550 homes are being built thanks to an investment of over half a billion pounds.
Work to build the homes sees members calling off contractors and consultants from the 2017/21 JV North Framework.
The framework is divided in two, allowing SMEs to tender for works valued at under £1 million in a simpler procurement process, giving members the opportunity to invest further in their local communities.
The other half of the framework sees larger businesses, such as PLC contractors applying for schemes over £1 million. Please see here for more information.
Members’ work has resulted in significant community benefits with more than 6,000 people enjoying new homes; thousands of local jobs created; approximately 100 apprenticeships; hundreds of brownfield sites brought back into use; and, investment multiplier figures showing £2,004.1 million additional money received in JV North neighbourhoods.
Since JV North formed, members and Homes England have invested £899 million in total.