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

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: £15.7 MILLION GORTON LANE BY ONE MANCHESTER

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Gorton Lane

One Manchester is proposing to transform the land of a former pub into its latest large-scale housing development. The Gorton Lane site is part-owned by One Manchester and Manchester City Council with a planning application submitted in October 2018. If approved, the £15.7 million scheme would see 102 apartments and 13 houses built on two parcels of adjacent land that … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: SUMMERS QUAY, STALYBRIDGE

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Summers Quay

Canal-side living at Summers Quay is New Charter Homes’ (part of Jigsaw Homes Group) first build-to-rent development of 67, one and two-bed apartments and penthouses available for private rent. Named after Ada Summers – the town’s first female councillor and first British woman to sit as a magistrate and Justice of the Peace – it boasts views of Manchester and … Read More

JV NORTH CLAIMS RECORD £43m HOMES ENGLAND GRANT IN 2017/18 FINANCIAL YEAR

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The Maples, Liverpool

JV North claimed a record £43 million of grant from Homes England in the 2017/18 financial year as its development programme forges ahead. The funding was for the last year of the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme and the ongoing 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. The grant, along with member investment, will finance the building of 1,355 homes. JV North … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: LEIGHTON DENE, LIVERPOOL

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Developed as part of the groundbreaking Liverpool Housing Partnership, Leighton Dene sees 34 modern homes on a high visibility site in Fazakerley. This £4.6 million project by Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has delivered desirable family homes for affordable rent on a neglected brownfield site – land that once hosted a run-down nursing home and lain vacant for a number of … Read More

SME BUILDERS OFFERED CHANCE TO WIN WORK AS PART OF £180m FRAMEWORK

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SME builders are being offered the opportunity to win work in the second stage of JV North’s four year home building and refurbishment framework worth £180 million. For the first time, the consortium is offering a lot dedicated specifically to smaller contractors with works valued at under £1 million. JV North will create an unlimited list of suppliers through which … Read More

CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS CHOSEN FOR JV NORTH’S £180m HOME BUILDING FRAMEWORK

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JV North has chosen the contractors and consultants for its £180 million home building framework. The consortium, which has nine social housing association members across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Nottingham and Preston, has appointed contractors and consultants for works valued at £1 million and over. The appointed contractors are Anwyl Construction, Bardsley Construction, Casey Construction, Galliford Try, Kier Living, Mears New … 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

JV NORTH LAUNCHES A FOUR YEAR £180 MILLION FRAMEWORK

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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

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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