£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

JV North member One Manchester brings derelict brownfield land back into use with 66-home scheme

JV NorthDevelopment, Home building, Homes England, Members, News, Rent to Buy, Shared ownership

JV North member One Manchester has unveiled a £7.8m development scheme that will provide high quality affordable homes on derelict brownfield land. Bank Bridge will help meet housing demand in the popular area of East Vale close to the cycle track and velodrome. The development will rejuvenate this area of Clayton transforming it into a vibrant community with residents being … Read More

WEAVER VALE HOUSING TRUST LAUNCHES SHARED OWNERSHIP & SALES ARM TO HELP TACKLE HOUSING CRISIS

JV NorthHome building, News, Sales, Shared ownership

Croft View, Barnton

A JV North member has launched a new shared ownership and sales arm as part of its bold ambitions to build 500 homes by 2021. Weaver Vale Housing Trust, which owns 6,200 homes across Cheshire, has launched Prospa Homes in a bid to increase choice across the county and help tackle the housing crisis. As a not-for-profit organisation, all money … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: KINGFISHER GARDENS, GORTON

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

Kingfisher Gardens

This brownfield infill site in Rainshaw Lane was stock transferred to One Manchester (then known as Eastlands Homes) from Manchester City Council. Now christened Kingfisher Gardens, the land has been developed into 10 new semi-detached houses featuring parking spaces and rear gardens. Six of the homes are three-bed and four are two-bed properties. All homes on the development are for … 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 IN 2016: AN UPDATE

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, News, Offsite construction, Shared ownership

A new Prime Minister and Minister for Housing coupled with a new development programme means these are, once again, changing and challenging times for social housing. At JV North we take comfort from the fact the consortium – like the sector – is resilient and adaptable. We have shown over the course of nearly a decade that members are capable … Read More

SUCCESSFUL SOAHP BID WOULD SEE SIZEABLE SHIFT IN HOW JV NORTH OPERATES

JV NorthHome building, Investment, News, Shared ownership

JV North Chairman, Nigel Wilson, explains the consortium’s bid to the HCA to build nearly 3,000 properties under the Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme, means members are now gearing up for what could be a sizeable shift in the way they operate. Should our application – comprising of a mixture of Shared Ownership, Rent to Buy and Specialist Housing for Rent – be successful, the landscape and … Read More