JV North appoints contractors for £560m homebuilding framework in UK

WCN Editorial Team 3 Aug 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

A social housing consortium JV North has appointed contractors and consultants for a £560m homebuilding framework in the UK.

Formed in 2007, the consortium has 13 members of housing associations and local authorities across the North West.

The members of the consortium include One Manchester, Sovini, Stockport Homes, Bury Council, Johnnie Johnson Housing, Plus Dane Housing, Stockport Council, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, Muir Group, Torus, Trafford Housing Trust, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group.

JV North has tendered the four-year homebuilding framework in April that helps the consortium to construct nearly 4,000 homes in the region between 2021 and 2025.

It has appointed 24 contractors across three value bands that include £1m to £4m, £4m to £10m and £10m and above.

For £10m and above, Lovell Partnerships, Seddon Construction, Vistry Partnerships, ENGIE Regeneration, United Living (North), Rowlinson, and Anwyl Partnerships were appointed.

ENGIE Regeneration, Seddon Construction, United Living (North), Crossfield Group, The Casey Group, Whitfield & Brown (Developments), Termrim Construction and Penny Lane Builders were appointed for the £4m to £10m band.

The £1m to £4m band has seen The Casey Group, RP Tyson Construction, J Greenwood (Builders), John Southworth Builders, Crossfield Group, Whitfield & Brown (Developments), Termrim Construction, HMS and Wiggett Construction Group being appointed.

The consortium has also appointed professional services firms to nine different lots to help design, build, rent and sell homes.

For the architecture lot, Halsall Lloyd, Levitt Bernstein Associates, John McCall Architects, BTP Architects, LJ Architects, PRP, BYA, Paddock Johnson Partnership, Pozzoni Architecture and Jennings Design Associates were chosen.

Eight employer agents were also selected that include Poole Dick Associates, Neo Projects, AA Projects, Wilkinson Cowan Partnership, Identity Consult, Markhams, Anderton Gables and Simon Fenton Partnership.

In a separate development, HBD, property development business of Henry Boot, has announced a new joint venture (JV) with international tech campus developer Factory to focus on UK tech development.


The new JV, named HBD X Factory, has been appointed as preferred bidder to deliver 45-ha at Golden Valley Development in Cheltenham.

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JV North appoints contractors for £560m homebuilding framework. Credit: JV North.

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