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 CHAIRMAN TELLS HQN CONFERENCE SECTOR NEEDS TO BE BOLD & STICK TO ITS HOUSING OBJECTIVES

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Development, Home building, Homes England, SOAHP 2016/21

Croft View, Barnton

JV North’s Chairman says the sector needs to be bold and stick to its housing objectives despite Covid-19 and the departure from the EU at the end of the year. Wayne Gales, who is also Chief Executive of Weaver Vale Housing Trust, was speaking as a panellist in the ‘Unlocking Development’ workshop of Housing Quality Network’s (HQN) annual conference. The … 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 MAXIMISE THE BENEFITS OF PARTNERSHIP WORKING TO NAVIGATE COVID-19 RISKS & CONTINUE BUILDING HOMES

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Development, Home building, Homes England, News

JV North members have been working together to navigate the risks and capitalise on the opportunities created by the coronavirus. When lockdown was announced the consortium’s programme management consultant Saffer Cooper hosted twice weekly video conferences with JV North’s Development Group to provide extra support and guidance. And weekly sessions continue to take place. JV North’s Development Group is made … 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

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS, CONTRACTORS & CONSULTANTS INVITED TO SHAPE HOME BUILDING CONSORTIUM’S FUTURE

JV NorthDevelopment, Government, Home building, Homes England, News

JV North is inviting housing associations, contractors and consultants to planning sessions to see how properties can be built quicker and better in the next affordable homes programme. The consortium wants to build homes more cost effectively, to an improved quality and in a more environmentally-friendly way. Last month, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told Parliament the next grant programme will … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBERS PASS THE 4,550 HOMES MARK IN 2016/21 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

JV NorthDevelopment, Homes England, Investment, Members, News, SOAHP 2016/21

JV North has reached a significant milestone with latest figures revealing members will build more than 4,550 homes in the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. The consortium of eight full, seven associate and four procurement members, will build the homes using Homes England grant coupled with their own investment. In total, a £149.75m grant has been received with members … 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 INVESTED £100m+ INTO HOME BUILDING IN 2018/19 FINANCIAL YEAR

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Development, Home building, Homes England, Members, News, SOAHP 2016/21

Gorton Lane

Latest figures from JV North show it invested over £100m in its development programme in the 2018/19 financial year. The funding – by members with grant support from Homes England – was used to start building 613 new homes as part of the final year of the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme and the ongoing 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. … 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