DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: KINGFISHER GARDENS, GORTON

JV NorthCommunities, Home building, Homes England, Shared ownership, SOAHP 2016/21

Kingfisher Gardens

This brownfield infill site in Rainshaw Lane was stock transferred to One Manchester (then known as Eastlands Homes) from Manchester City Council. Now christened Kingfisher Gardens, the land has been developed into 10 new semi-detached houses featuring parking spaces and rear gardens. Six of the homes are three-bed and four are two-bed properties. All homes on the development are for … Read More

JV NORTH COMMITS TO BUILDING TWO HOMES EVERY WORKING DAY

JV NorthHCA, Home building, Homes England, News, SOAHP 2016/21

JV North has committed to building two homes every working day until April 2021. The consortium’s new target comes after building the equivalent of one home every working day since forming in 2007. JV North is building 3,849 homes in the 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. Made up of nine full landlord members in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Preston and … Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: SUMMERS QUAY, STALYBRIDGE

JV NorthHome building, Investment, News

Summers Quay

Canal-side living at Summers Quay is New Charter Homes’ (part of Jigsaw Homes Group) first build-to-rent development of 67, one and two-bed apartments and penthouses available for private rent. Named after Ada Summers – the town’s first female councillor and first British woman to sit as a magistrate and Justice of the Peace – it boasts views of Manchester and … Read More

JV NORTH CLAIMS RECORD £43m HOMES ENGLAND GRANT IN 2017/18 FINANCIAL YEAR

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 … Read More

CASE STUDY: MEMBER OF JV NORTH FRAMEWORK SHOWS THE BENEFIT OF INVESTING IN PEOPLE

JV NorthApprentices, Framework, Home building, Homes England, News, SME, Training & skills

Warden Construction Managing Director Richard Kenworthy

Warden Construction’s Managing Director, Richard Kenworthy, in the company’s joinery workshop So far, 39 companies have been appointed to JV North’s SME lot for its 2017/21 framework for schemes valued at under £1 million (a separate framework was created for works over £1 million). One of the chosen companies is Warden Construction, which has already won two schemes from JV … Read More

FOUR MAJOR SCHEMES STARTED ON-SITE BY JV NORTH MEMBERS

JV NorthExtra care, Home building, Homes England, Independent living, News

Cornfield Drive, Wythenshawe

An array of large-scale developments have been started on-site by JV North members as work to provide more affordable homes continues at pace. An independent living scheme by Community Gateway Association, Liverpool Mutual Homes’ (LMH) extra care scheme called The Maples, Torus’ Harpers Green and Cornfield Drive by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group are all £10m-plus schemes that are underway. In … Read More

JV NORTH MEMBER TORUS BEGINS £20m HOUSING SCHEME TO TRANSFORM DERELICT HOSPITAL LAND

JV NorthCIH, Communities, Government, Home building, Homes England, News, SOAHP 2016/21

A JV North member has started a £20 million housing development to create affordable homes for local families. The Town Lane scheme in Kew by Torus will see a former hospital site transformed after standing derelict for several years. Remediation of the site is currently underway after which construction of the new homes will begin in earnest. More than 150 … Read More