Builders and housing associations (HAs) are working together on large-scale developments aimed at tackling the housing crisis. Private developers and HAs cannot build the tens of thousands of quality, well-designed and affordable homes the Midlands needs on their own and have formed joint ventures (JVs) to boost output.

Against this backdrop, we hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail, focussing on:

  • The scale of JVs, involving HAs and private developers
  • Where these schemes are focussed
  • The role of the different organisations involved
  • The tenures provided by these schemes
  • The mix of units for market sale and social/affordable rents
  • The quality of design and facilities.

Richard Brooks, Mark Cook and Victoria Jardine from Anthony Collins Solicitors attended the event, and a full write-up from the discussion was published in Insider (August 2019). If you wish to learn more about the firm’s work in this area, please contact Richard, Mark or Victoria.