JV NorthHome building, Homes England, Investment, Members, News, SOAHP 2016/21

JV North presented at Homes England’s key investment partner event in Manchester yesterday (Wednesday 5 February).

The meeting featured a select number of home delivery partners from across the North West.

JV North Chairman Wayne Gales and Sean Stafford of Saffer Cooper, which manages the consortium’s development work, outlined members’ delivery in the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme.

JV North’s ambitious plans for the future were also presented.


Wayne Gales and Sean Stafford

Chairman Wayne Gales, who is also Chief Executive at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, said: “With just over a year to go before the end of the current development programme, consortium members are making excellent progress building homes.

“In total the programme will see over 4,550 new properties made available in a range of tenures and locations across the North West to meet housing demand.

“The consortium has always had an excellent relationship with Homes England and this continues to grow.

“We are as ambitious as they are to increase home building and we used the investment partner meeting to outline our future.

“This will see us looking to increase our membership with new housing associations joining so we can build more homes.

“We are also continually looking to innovate and diversify our approach and are currently working on establishing a pilot partnership-wide delivery programme that will be constructed solely using modern methods of construction.

“The latest strand of this is our task and finish group that is exploring how modern methods of construction can deliver zero carbon homes while helping address the housing shortage.”

JV North formed in 2007 to create economies of scale when bidding for government home building grant, procuring works and sharing knowledge.

By the end of the current programme the partnership will have invested close to £1bn and delivered the equivalent of 3.5 homes every day.