Bury Council has upgraded to become a ‘full’ JV North member a year after joining to access the consortium’s framework.
The local authority joined as a procurement member in August last year to benefit from JV North’s £180m framework of contractors and consultants to help it build 90 homes.
The homes are the first phase of a 500-unit programme that will be delivered on Bury Council owned sites in the coming years.
Becoming a full member allows the council to have a seat on the JV North Board that decides how the consortium operates.
It also gives full access to the framework and receive ongoing support from Saffer Cooper, which manages the development programme, grant funding and ongoing liaison with Homes England.
Saffer Cooper Director, Sean Stafford, said: “It is excellent news that Bury Council has become a full member at what is a pivotal and exciting time for JV North and the sector as a whole.
“Its input at Board level will be invaluable and we will be able to offer a wide range of support not just in terms of securing home building grant but additional benefits such as providing shared market intelligence and programme delivery insight.
“With new members on board, a new framework underway and a new affordable homes programme announced, the consortium is well positioned to make a significant difference to addressing housing demand.”
JV North currently consists of nine full, seven associate and three procurement members.