Wayne Gales LEFT Sean Stafford RIGHT, JV North Chairman And Saffer Cooper Consultancy, P Thorne PR
From left: Wayne Gales, chairman of JV North, and Sean Stafford, director of Saffer Cooper Consultancy. Credit: via Thorne PR

JV North appoints contractors to £560m framework

Julia Hatmaker

The social housing consortium aims to build 4,000 homes in the North West before the end of 2025.

JV North is made up of 13 members, including Bury Council, One Manchester, Stockport Council, Torus and Weaver Vale Housing Trust.

Law firm Trowers & Hamlins helped JV North create the framework, which is managed by Saffer Cooper Consultancy.

“The framework was heavily oversubscribed with more than 180 bids of excellent quality and we would like to thank everyone who applied,” said Saffer Cooper Consultancy director Sean Stafford.

“With a strong development pipeline in place, members will be calling off from the framework immediately with inception sessions being held in the coming weeks.

The new framework is designed to emphasise collaboration, according to JV North Chairman Wayne Gales, who is also the chief executive of Weaver Vale Housing Trust.

“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,” he said.

“The Building Back Fairer principle underpinning this framework will see the companies appointed working with our members to also provide clear social value outcomes, addressing key issues such as inequality, poor health, unemployment and apprenticeships.”

Here is the full list of companies appointed to the framework:

Contractors for bands valued at £10m or more: Anwyl Partnerships, Engie Regeneration, Lovell Partnerships, Rowlinson, Seddon Construction, United Living (North), and Vistry Partnerships

£4m to £10m: The Casey Group, Crossfield Group, Engie Regeneration, Penny Lane Builders, Seddon Construction, Termrim Construction, United Living (North), and Whitfield & Brown (Developments)

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

Architects: BTP Architects, BYA, Halsall Lloyd, Jennings Design Associates, John McCall Architects, Levitt Bernstein Associates, LJ Architects, Paddock Johnson Partnership, Pozzoni Architecture, and PRP

Employers agents: AA Projects, Anderton Gables, Identity Consult, Markhams, Neo Projects, Poole Dick Associates, Simon Fenton Partnership, and Wilkinson Cowan Partnership.

Purchaser agents: AA Projects, Arcus Consulting, Markhams, Neo Projects and Simon Fenton Partnership

Principal designers: AA Projects, Arcus Consulting, BYA, Markhams, Poole Dick Associates, RJD Associates (North West), Sutcliffe Projects, and WhiteleyEaves

Structural engineers: Curtins Consulting, Dice Consulting Engineers, Shape Consulting Engineers and Sutcliffe Projects

Mechanical and electrical engineers: Davies Partnership, ECS Consultants, Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers, and Troup Bywaters + Anders

Valuers: Aspin and Company

Planning consultants: DPP One, Iceni Projects, Pegasus Planning Group, and Tetra Tech

Clerk of works: Arcus Consulting, Capita Property and Infrastructure, LB Partners, Rider Levett Bucknall, Waldeck Associates, and Wilkinson Cowan Partnership

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