JV North appoints firms to £560m housebuilding framework Posted on: August 4th, 2021 A North West social housing consortium has appointed contractors and consultants to its £560m homebuilding framework. JV North tendered the four-year deal – which will help the organisation build about 4,000 properties between 2021 and 2025 – in April. Consortium members include Bury Council, Johnnie Johnson Housing, One Manchester, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, Muir Group, Plus Dane Housing, Sovini, Stockport Homes, Stockport Council, Torus, Trafford Housing Trust, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. ENGIE Regeneration, United Living (North), Lovell Partnerships, Rowlinson, Seddon Construction, Anwyl Partnerships and Vistry Partnerships have been chosen for the £10m and above category. The £4m to £10m band has seen United Living (North), ENGIE Regeneration, Crossfield Group, The Casey Group, Seddon Construction, Whitfield & Brown (Developments), Termrim Construction and Penny Lane Builders appointed. J Greenwood (Builders), John Southworth Builders, The Casey Group, Crossfield Group, Whitfield & Brown (Developments), RP Tyson Construction, Termrim Construction, HMS and Wiggett Construction Group have been selected to the £1m to £4m band. John McCall Architects, Halsall Lloyd, BTB Architects, Levitt Bernstein Associates, LJ Architects, PRP, BYA, Paddock Johnson Partnership, Pozzoni Architecture and Jennings Design Associates were chosen for the architecture lot. Wayne Gales, JV North chairman and chief executive at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, said: “Previous frameworks have been very successful and the consortium would like to thank the companies involved, many of whom have been appointed again as we look to build even more homes. “Our new framework focuses on not only addressing the housing crisis but working together with contractors and consultants to create efficient and high quality homes that contribute positively to the communities in which they are situated. “This framework and the relationships formed with all partners is going to be critical post-pandemic when the extent of the human and financial impact of Covid-19 is clear.” JV North was assisted by international law firm Trowers & Hamlins.