£30m Rock Ferry housing scheme underway in Wirral

JV NorthAffordable rent, Communities, Development, Home building, News, Shared ownership, SOAHP 2016/21

A JV North member is investing nearly £30 million in a 186-home scheme to meet demand for high quality affordable housing in Wirral. Torus is redeveloping the former Grade II listed Rock Ferry High School in a £28.6m scheme. After receiving planning approval from Wirral Council, Torus is building a 102 apartment extra care scheme and 84 houses for shared … Read More

Site of former Crossley Motors factory to become homes paying homage to old vehicles

JV NorthCommunities, Development, Home building, Homes England, Members, News, Shared ownership, SOAHP 2016/21

Land that was home to an historic Manchester motor factory is being transformed into houses that feature a nod to vehicles made on the site. JV North member One Manchester is building 45 properties on the old Crossley Motors factory in Gorton. The new homes in Crossley Street will feature brickwork stacked vertically to the front elevation in an architectural … Read More

Bury Council becomes a full member of JV North

JV NorthCommunities, Development, Home building, Members, News

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 … Read More

JV NORTH SUPPORTS NATIONAL HOUSING COALITION’S HOMES AT THE HEART CAMPAIGN

JV NorthCommunities, Development, Home building, Members

JV North is supporting a housing coalition’s campaign urging government to provide a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing. Homes at the Heart showcases the importance of housing and why it should be central to the recovery post-Covid-19. The campaign has been created by the National Housing Federation (NHF), the Chartered Institute of Housing, Crisis, the Association of Retained Council Housing … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBER TRANSFORMING DISUSED GREEDY PIG PUB SITE INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN CHESHIRE

JV NorthAffordable rent, AHP, Communities, Development, Homes England, Members, News, SOAHP 2016/21

A derelict pub and café in the heart of Cheshire named the Greedy Pig is being transformed into affordable housing by a JV North member. Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s (WVHT) development sees 46 much-needed high-quality affordable rented homes being built in Winsford. Bringing the site – which has sat vacant for seven years – back into use allows the Trust … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBERS BUILT ALMOST 4 HOMES EVERY WORKING DAY IN 2019/20

JV NorthAffordable rent, Communities, Development, Government, Home building, Homes England, Investment, Members, News

JV North members built the equivalent of nearly four homes every working day during the past year. Homes England figures running from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 show 987 properties were completed. This is the equivalent of 3.8 homes every working day. Other figures reveal 1,015 properties started on-site (3.96 homes a day). Investment by members was supplemented … Read More

JV NORTH LOOKING FOR PARTNERSHIPS TO INCREASE HOUSE BUILDING BEYOND 2016/21 AHP

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Communities, Consultants, Development, Home building, Homes England, Members

JV North is looking to establish new partnerships to increase the number of homes built up to and beyond the current 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP). Made up of Northern based housing associations and home building local authorities, the consortium is planning the next chapter in its successful history. JV North, which has built the equivalent of two-and-a-half … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBER WINS AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCHEME OF THE YEAR AWARD

JV NorthCommunities, Home building, Homes England, News

JV North member Torus has won a coveted industry award for its work transforming a decaying Victorian tobacco factory into over 150 affordable homes. Ogden’s Place in Everton beat seven other shortlisted housing associations to win Northern Housing Awards’ Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year. The scheme saw the demolition of old factory buildings allowing 150 affordable homes to be … Read More

ONE MANCHESTER SCHEME IS JV NORTH AND INSIDE HOUSING’S DEVELOPMENT OF THE WEEK

JV NorthCommunities, Development, Home building, Homes England, News, Rent to Buy

Sandpiper Place One Manchester

One Manchester’s Sandpiper Place scheme is JV North and Inside Housing magazine’s Development of the Week [below]. The Rent to Buy development is on a site that was previously used as a sawmill, police station and warehouse. The 26-home scheme will include eight, three-storey and 18, two-storey houses all of which have three-bedrooms. Each will benefit from front and rear … Read More

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW PROGRESS ON JV NORTH MEMBER’S £20m DEVELOPMENT

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

JVN Scholars Fields

New photography shows progress on Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s latest large-scale development scheme. Nearly 150 homes are being built in the town in a £19.6 million project christened Scholars Fields. Previously a school playing field for the Manchester Enterprise Academy, 38 two-bed apartments and 109 two or three-bed houses will be built by July 2020. There will be a mixture … Read More