PINE Court Housing Association (PCHA) has joined JV North housing consortium as a procurement member.
The Liverpool-based organisation, which is part of the Sovini Group, will use JV North’s framework to build 49 properties in Birkenhead, Wirral, in Homes England’s 2016/21 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme.
The £6 million development named Livingstone Park includes 15 two- and three-bed houses and 34 one- and two-bed apartments. All are to be offered at Affordable Rent.
“Being able to access JV North’s established framework and programme management team was very attractive and we are really pleased to have been accepted as a member of the consortium,” said David Brown, PCHA’s managing director.
“It means we are able to tender the works in a more efficient and cost effective manner and we will be able to start on-site far quicker. This is very important as there is great demand for the apartments and the sooner we can offer them to residents, the better.”
Wayne Gales, chair of JV North and the chief executive of Weaver Vale Housing Trust, said: “Pine Court Housing Association joining JV North underlines the advantages of our consortium model.
“They will benefit from our collective, pooled resources such as access to our framework where they can tender works to local SMEs for work valued under £1 million or to bigger companies for schemes over £1 million.
“In doing so, they will receive a selection of competitive quotations helping them to build more homes for people in their communities.”
Pine Court Housing Association was formed in 1986 to provide high quality homes and housing services for those in need, with a specific focus on Chinese and South East Asian communities.
It brings the membership of JV North up to 22 organisations.