2017 CIH CONFERENCE PREVIEW

JV NorthGovernment, HCA, Home building, Housing Minister, News

JV North Chairman, Nigel Wilson, previews this year’s CIH Conference taking place in Manchester between June 27 – 29. The new Housing Minister’s address to the CIH Conference will be critical in setting out the immediate future for the sector. From there, all else follows. Gavin Barwell listened and attempted to move the agenda forward in his brief stay in the … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: VILLAGE 135, WYTHENSHAWE

JV NorthCommunities, Extra care, HCA, Home building, Investment

This large-scale development of 135 luxury apartments offers 24-hour onsite extra care housing support for residents aged 55 and over in the heart of Wythenshawe. A range of community facilities, some of which can be used by the public, include meeting spaces, an IT suite, salon, spa and therapy room, health consultant space, bistro, communal areas and community hub. Residents … Read More

A MULTI-TIERED FRAMEWORK TO ATTRACT MORE CONTRACTORS

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Framework, HCA, Home building, Offsite construction, Shared ownership

JV North Chairman, Nigel Wilson, explains why the consortium’s new framework is multi-tiered to attract a more diverse range of contractors. Social housing’s ability to adapt is one of its most endearing qualities. This has been especially true when it comes to development and a prime example of this can be seen in JV North’s frameworks. We have changed our procurement … Read More

JV NORTH LAUNCHES A FOUR YEAR £180 MILLION FRAMEWORK

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Framework, HCA, Home building, Investment, News, Offsite construction

JV North has launched a £180 million contractors’ and consultants’ framework with a range of professionals needed to help build and sell homes. The consortium’s 11 members span Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Nottingham and Preston and will build nearly 3,000 homes for rent and ownership by 2021. It is anticipated that approximately 2,000 of these properties will be delivered through the new four-year … Read More

GOVERNMENT’S NEW APPROACH WELCOME BUT MORE CLARITY NEEDED

JV NorthCommunities, HCA, Home building, Investment, News

JV North has commented on the recent housing White Paper and the implications of the Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme: Having received the formal contract from the HCA outlining what the JV North consortium needs to deliver by 2021 in the Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme, our next challenge is already underway. While investing a third of a billion pounds … Read More

JV NORTH TO INVEST £335.5m TO BUILD NEARLY 3,000 HOMES

JV NorthCommunities, HCA, Home building, Investment

JV North will invest more than a third of a billion pounds to build nearly 3,000 homes. The consortium received a grant of £87.3 million from the HCA’s Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. Made up of 10 landlords in Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Preston, consortium members will invest £248.2 million of their own funds taking the overall total to £335.5 … Read More

REACTION TO THE AUTUMN STATEMENT

JV NorthHome building, News

JV North has commented on the Autumn Statement delivered yesterday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Chairman of JV North, Nigel Wilson, who is also Chief Executive at Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, said: “It is pleasing to finally see housing very close to the top of the Government’s agenda and one of the first subjects to be addressed. “This is … Read More

JV NORTH TO BUILD 429 MORE HOMES IN 2015/18 AHP

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Communities, Home building, News

JV North has announced it will build 429 more homes in the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme after making successful continuous market engagement (CME) bids. The social housing consortium will construct the properties before April 2018 in addition to the 1,745 already planned. The 25 per cent increase comes after the 10-member group received an additional £13.4 million from the Homes … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: TRAFFORD HOUSING TRUST

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Communities, Home building, Investment, News

The area of Partington has seen major investment in the town centre in recent years attracting new businesses and Trafford Housing Trust’s Aspen Place development complements this with high quality housing. It was the first time Trafford Housing Trust had built properties in the area and historically, the site had many different uses. At the time of purchase, it was … Read More