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JV North has been shortlisted for the 2018 UK Housing Awards in the Development Programme of the Year category.

The consortium is made up of nine full and 11 associate members who manage 114,500 social housing properties.

JV North impressed judges with its home building programme, partnership working, innovation and ambition.

Over the past decade JV North has built 2,900 homes – the equivalent of one home every working day -with over 6,000 people having new places to live as a result.

A further 3,071 homes will be constructed by 2021 under the Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme after the consortium received a Homes England grant of £100 million and pledged to invest £384.5 million.

Members will complete the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme by the end of March 2018 with 1,697 homes built.

By April 2021, JV North will have built 7,558 homes and invested £899 million.

JV North Chairman, Nigel Wilson, said: “Being shortlisted is recognition of the determination to build homes that members of the consortium have demonstrated for over a decade.

“We have built one home every working day and crucially, our homes meet demand with affordable housing ranging from city centres like Liverpool to small hamlet sites in rural Cheshire.

“To cater for as many people as possible we have a highly varied programme of scheme types including homes, bungalows, apartments and extra care and tenures – affordable rent, rent to buy, specialist housing for rent, shared ownership and private sale.

“We have been flexible and quick to adapt to the housing, economic and political landscapes being uncertain and changing regularly.

“JV North is also a great example of partnership working with members joining forces to create economies of scale when bidding for grant and procuring works.”

The UK Housing Awards are the biggest in the sector and are run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing.

It will learn if it has won at a ceremony at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on May 2.