JV NORTH CHAIRMAN TELLS HQN CONFERENCE SECTOR NEEDS TO BE BOLD & STICK TO ITS HOUSING OBJECTIVES

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Development, Home building, Homes England, SOAHP 2016/21

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JV North’s Chairman says the sector needs to be bold and stick to its housing objectives despite Covid-19 and the departure from the EU at the end of the year. Wayne Gales, who is also Chief Executive of Weaver Vale Housing Trust, was speaking as a panellist in the ‘Unlocking Development’ workshop of Housing Quality Network’s (HQN) annual conference. The … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBER TRANSFORMING DISUSED GREEDY PIG PUB SITE INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN CHESHIRE

JV NorthAffordable rent, AHP, Communities, Development, Homes England, Members, News, SOAHP 2016/21

A derelict pub and café in the heart of Cheshire named the Greedy Pig is being transformed into affordable housing by a JV North member. Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s (WVHT) development sees 46 much-needed high-quality affordable rented homes being built in Winsford. Bringing the site – which has sat vacant for seven years – back into use allows the Trust … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBERS MAXIMISE THE BENEFITS OF PARTNERSHIP WORKING TO NAVIGATE COVID-19 RISKS & CONTINUE BUILDING HOMES

JV NorthConsultants, Contractors, Development, Home building, Homes England, News

JV North members have been working together to navigate the risks and capitalise on the opportunities created by the coronavirus. When lockdown was announced the consortium’s programme management consultant Saffer Cooper hosted twice weekly video conferences with JV North’s Development Group to provide extra support and guidance. And weekly sessions continue to take place. JV North’s Development Group is made … Read More

OUR RECIPE FOR A HOUSEBUILDING RECOVERY HAS SEVERAL KEY INGREDIENTS

JV NorthHome building, Homes England, Members, News

JV North Chairman Wayne Gales outlines how housebuilding can be reignited and help the economy to bounce back, provided the sector is given the right ingredients. “The coronavirus has acutely reminded us of the importance of ‘home’. While most have found being housebound challenging, we should consider the homeless; those in unsuitable properties; private renters without registered provider security; in … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBERS BUILT ALMOST 4 HOMES EVERY WORKING DAY IN 2019/20

JV NorthAffordable rent, Communities, Development, Government, Home building, Homes England, Investment, Members, News

JV North members built the equivalent of nearly four homes every working day during the past year. Homes England figures running from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 show 987 properties were completed. This is the equivalent of 3.8 homes every working day. Other figures reveal 1,015 properties started on-site (3.96 homes a day). Investment by members was supplemented … Read More

JV NORTH REACTION TO NEW £12bn AFFORDABLE HOMES PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED IN THE BUDGET

JV NorthAHP, Budget, Government, Home building, Homes England, News

Social housing consortium JV North has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of a new £12bn, five-year Affordable Homes Programme in today’s Budget. The consortium has Community Gateway, Jigsaw, One Manchester, Sovini, Torus, Trafford Housing Trust, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group as members. JV North is building over 4,550 homes in the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme … Read More

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS, CONTRACTORS & CONSULTANTS INVITED TO SHAPE HOME BUILDING CONSORTIUM’S FUTURE

JV NorthDevelopment, Government, Home building, Homes England, News

JV North is inviting housing associations, contractors and consultants to planning sessions to see how properties can be built quicker and better in the next affordable homes programme. The consortium wants to build homes more cost effectively, to an improved quality and in a more environmentally-friendly way. Last month, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told Parliament the next grant programme will … Read More

JV NORTH PRESENTS AT HOMES ENGLAND KEY INVESTMENT PARTNER EVENT

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 … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBERS PASS THE 4,550 HOMES MARK IN 2016/21 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

JV NorthDevelopment, Homes England, Investment, Members, News, SOAHP 2016/21

JV North has reached a significant milestone with latest figures revealing members will build more than 4,550 homes in the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. The consortium of eight full, seven associate and four procurement members, will build the homes using Homes England grant coupled with their own investment. In total, a £149.75m grant has been received with members … Read More

JV NORTH CREATES R&D GROUP TO EXPLORE VIABILITY OF ECO MODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION

JV NorthHome building, Homes England, Investment, Members, News, Offsite construction

JV North has created a task and finish group to explore how modern methods of construction (MMC) can deliver zero carbon homes while helping address the housing shortage. Development staff from across the consortium are taking part in workshops looking at how factories can not only provide an offsite solution but also meet environmental aspirations. They want modular homes to … Read More