JV North launches £560m framework to build 4,000 homes

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Framework, News

JV North has launched a £560 million ‘building back fairer’ framework to help members develop 4,000 homes. The consortium, whose members manage over 125,000 homes, is inviting contractors and consultants to bid for places on its four-year framework. For construction lots, large and regional SME contractors are being invited along with a wide range of consultants. The framework has three … Read More

JV North appoints specialist to maximise new Shared Ownership model & Rent to Buy opportunities

JV NorthHomes England, Members, News

JV North has appointed a specialist consultant to help members with their delivery of Shared Ownership and Rent to Buy homes. Clay & Co has a proven track record of helping large numbers of housing providers and assisting Homes England with its 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. Exclusive quarterly housing market reports will be provided to JV North’s Board … Read More

United action needed to build back fairer not just better

JV NorthNews

JV North Chairman Wayne Gales outlines how the sector needs to work together and fairer to address housing, health and inequalities. While reflecting on 2020 there were a few crumbs of comfort despite the annus horribilis. In many ways we saw great examples of society at its best with communities coming together showing resilience, compassion and support. This was best … Read More

Two new members join JV North ahead of the 2021/26 Affordable Homes Programme

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Registered providers Plus Dane Housing and Stockport Homes in partnership with Stockport Council have joined taking the number of full Board members in the consortium to 11. JV North’s other members are Bury Council, Community Gateway Association, Jigsaw, One Manchester, Sovini, Torus, Trafford Housing Trust, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. Plus Dane Housing, which has over … Read More

£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

Bury Council becomes a full member of JV North

JV NorthCommunities, Development, Home building, Members, News

Bury Council has upgraded to become a ‘full’ JV North member a year after joining to access the consortium’s framework. The local authority joined as a procurement member in August last year to benefit from JV North’s £180m framework of contractors and consultants to help it build 90 homes. The homes are the first phase of a 500-unit programme that … 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

JV NORTH SUPPORTS NATIONAL HOUSING COALITION’S HOMES AT THE HEART CAMPAIGN

JV NorthCommunities, Development, Home building, Members

JV North is supporting a housing coalition’s campaign urging government to provide a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing. Homes at the Heart showcases the importance of housing and why it should be central to the recovery post-Covid-19. The campaign has been created by the National Housing Federation (NHF), the Chartered Institute of Housing, Crisis, the Association of Retained Council Housing … Read More

JV NORTH TEAMS-UP WITH CONTRACTORS TO SHAPE ITS NEXT MULTI-MILLION POUND FRAMEWORK

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Framework, Home building, News

JV North is teaming up with contractors and consultants to shape its next multi-million pound framework. The consortium’s current £180 million framework comes to an end next year. Contractors, architects, employer’s agents, land agents and housebuilders are now attending workshop sessions to shape how the new model will work. JV North is discussing if the traditional framework of having separate … Read More