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.
Our membership comprises of 9 Full, 12 Associate and 1 Procurement member who collectively manage over 114,500 homes.
Since forming in 2007, we have built one home every working day with Homes England. Our aim is to build two homes every working day between 2016 and 2021.
Benefits of the consortium approach include economies of scale (when bidding for grant and procuring works); its own European framework; and, sharing of information, best practice and management.
Work is well underway in the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme with over 3,800 homes being built thanks to an investment of nearly half a billion pounds.
Work to build the homes sees members calling off contractors and consultants who have been appointed to the new 2017/21 JV North Framework.
For the first time, the framework has been 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.
JV North is also well known and respected in the sector as an innovator having delivered two modern methods of construction pilot schemes with Homes England providing nearly 50 homes built off-site.
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.