Work to be delivered across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Nottingham and Preston

A consortium of housing associations has picked 12 contractors and 10 consultants for its £180m home-building framework.

JV North, which has 11 housing association members across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Nottingham and Preston, has appointed the firms for projects valued at £1m and above. The four-year framework starts this month.

The organisation said 30 contractors and 89 consultants had applied for places on the framework.

The 12 appointed contractors are: Anwyl Construction, Bardsley Construction, Casey Construction, Galliford Try, Kier Living, Mears Living, Rowlinson Construction, Seddon Construction, Termrim Construction, United Living, Wates Construction and Willmott Partnership.

The 10 consultants selected are: AA Projects, Anderton Gables, Arcus Consulting, CPC Project Services, Identity Consult, Savills, Simon Fenton Partnership, Tozer Gallagher, WYG Consultancy and Wilkinson Cowan Partnership.

Eight architects were also appointed: AEW Architects, Arcus Consulting, Bernard Taylor Partnerships, BYA, Halsall Lloyd Partnership, John McCall, MDA Architects and Paddock Johnson Partnership.

Additionally four principal designers were chosen for the framework: Derek Evans Partnership, John McCall, Nicol Thomas and WYG.

Approximately 2,000 homes – for rent and ownership – will be delivered through the framework. 

The second stage of JV North’s framework – for work valued at under £1m – will be launched in July.

JV North plans to spend £335.5m building nearly 3,000 new homes under the Government’s Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme.

Sean Stafford, director of Saffer Cooper which manages JV North’s development programme, said: “We received a large number of applications – in total 30 contractors and 89 consultants applied. Housing association members are already well underway with their home building plans and will be calling off the framework immediately.”

JV North members include: Aksa Homes, Eastlands Homes, Community Gateway Association, Gedling Homes, Liverpool Mutual Homes, New Charter Housing Group, One Vision Housing, Torus (Helena Partnerships and Golden Gates Housing Trust), Trafford Housing Trust, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. Collectively, JV North members manage over 73,000 homes.