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

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

COMMENT – FUTURE PROGRAMME CERTAINTY NEEDED TO HELP US BUILD MORE HOMES

JV NorthGovernment, Home building, Homes England, Investment, SOAHP 2016/21

JV North Chairman and Chief Executive at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Wayne Gales, explains why future programme certainty will help the sector build more homes. It is rare in the world of housing development for money not to be the main issue in question from which everything else stems. For developing landlords including JV North – a consortium of housing … Read More

PINE COURT HOUSING ASSOCIATION WELCOMED AS NEW JV NORTH MEMBER

JV NorthAffordable rent, Home building, Homes England, Members, News

Pine Court Housing Association

JV North has welcomed a new member taking the total to 22 as it continues to build more homes. Liverpool-based Pine Court Housing Association, which is part of The Sovini Group that also includes One Vision Housing, has joined JV North as a procurement member. It will use JV North’s framework to build 49 properties in Birkenhead, Wirral in Homes … Read More

JV NORTH TO HOST CONSULTATION EVENT FOR FRAMEWORK CONTRACTORS

JV NorthContractors, Framework, Homes England, News

Social housing consortium JV North is holding a consultation event for contractors on its £180m home building framework. The session is being run by the Saffer Cooper Consultancy, which manages JV North’s development programme for members and liaises with Homes England on the consortium’s behalf. The aim is to update contractors of JV North’s home building work and discuss how … Read More

JV NORTH BUILDING 15% OF THE NORTH WEST’S SOCIAL HOUSING PROPERTIES

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

JV North delivered 15 per cent of the North West’s social housing properties, new figures reveal. Made up of nine full members across the region, JV North’s performance relates to the 2018/19 financial year. The consortium has significantly grown the size of its development work in the past 18 months. In the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme, JV North … Read More

COMMENT – PROGRAMME CERTAINTY IS WHAT WE CRAVE MOST WHEN IT COMES TO DEVELOPMENT

JV NorthGovernment, Homes England, News, SOAHP 2016/21

JV North Chairman, Wayne Gales, explains to Inside Housing that future certainty beyond the current 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme is most keenly craved by home builders like the consortium. Click here to read the full story: https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/comment/programme-certainty-is-what-we-crave-most-when-it-comes-to-development-60212  

OVER 50 SME CONTRACTORS NOW APPOINTED TO JV NORTH’S FRAMEWORK

JV NorthFramework, Homes England, News, SME, SOAHP 2016/21

Over 50 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have now been appointed to a consortium’s social home building framework. In total, 51 contractors have been selected since JV North launched a specific procurement lot for SMEs 18 months ago. Appointed companies can bid for development schemes valued at under £1 million. Work offered by JV North’s 22 housing association members is … Read More