Bovis completes joint venture with Riverside

Warren Lewis
4th April 2019
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Bovis Homes Group has announced it has completed a joint venture with registered social housing provider Riverside for the development of Stanton Cross in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The housebuilder said that the new scheme would deliver more than 3,600 new homes alongside leisure, retail and office space, new schools, public parks and open space.

The first phase at Stanton Cross was launched in September 2018 with Bovis completing 22 units last year, delivering a total of £2 million profit.

With the completion of the 50:50 jv, Bovis said it had delivered a total of £253.5 million from its balance sheet optimisation initiatives, “significantly” exceeding its £180 million target. In 2017 the business devised a “clear plan” to optimise its balance sheet. “We will maintain a strong focus on active balance sheet optimisation going forwards,” it said.

Greg Fitzgerald, Bovis’ ceo, said: “We are very pleased to have formed this partnership with Riverside, one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing and look forward to creating this exciting new community at Stanton Cross with them.

We announced the development of our Partnership Housing Division earlier this year, and this is a great example of our land led strategy and working in partnership, in particular with housing associations, on our larger developments.”

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