£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

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