House builder Lovell and Together Housing Group sign regional JV

House builder Lovell Partnerships has teamed up with Together Housing Group to create an innovative joint venture to tackle the housing crisis across the North of England.

The Lovell Together joint venture aims to deliver up to 3,000 mixed-tenure homes in the next five years across the East Midlands, Yorkshire, Humberside, and North West regions.

David Ward, managing director North at Lovell Partnerships, said: “The combination of Lovell’s technical expertise and construction delivery record with Together Housing Group’s experience in the management and provision of affordable homes makes Lovell Together a really unique offering.

“Such a large scale and innovative partnership means we can deliver essential developments at an accelerated pace.”

Together Housing Group is also a Homes England strategic partner, with an allocated £53m of funding to deliver 1,150 new homes by 2025. In the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside regions the JV is expected to bring more than 600 homes to Holmewood, Chesterfield, Howden and Kirk Ella in East Yorkshire, with a further three strategic opportunities in the pipeline.

In the North West, the joint venture is close to submitting the planning application for the first joint phase at Pendleton, Salford, one of the largest strategic residential regeneration projects in Greater Manchester.

This project will see 650 energy-efficient affordable homes of all tenures delivered over three phases and is due to commence in January 2021.