JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Home building, Homes England, Investment, News, SOAHP 2016/21

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 also brought forward 184 starts on-site from continuous market engagement bids during the year.

JV North Chairman Nigel Wilson, who is also Chief Executive of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, said: “This is the highest amount of grant the consortium has claimed in one financial year.

“It demonstrates how committed members are to building new homes and how well organised the JV North development programme is managed.

“We have a varied programme of scheme types and tenures, a resilient business plan and a proven track record to help us meet demand across the North West from rural sites to city centre developments.

“Together with Homes England, we are investing well over half a billion pounds (£623.2m) in the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme to build 3,849 homes and while this is ambitious, we are well on course to deliver.”

In total, JV North has a grant allocation of £125 million from Homes England for the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme and members are investing £498.2 million.

The consortium, which collectively manages 114,500 homes, has a long history of development having built the equivalent of one home every working day since forming in 2007.

It recently committed to building two homes every working day until April 2021.

Image: JV North member Liverpool Mutual Homes’ The Maples scheme.