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10Feb94 UK: NORTHERN HOMES TO GET £40M FILLIP.

The Housing Corporation has earmarked more than £40 million for housing associations to build some 1,700 homes.The homes will be built in northern England under new large-scale partnerships with builders.These partnerships, known as volume bids, usually involve one firm building several hundred homes for a group of associations, using standard house types.Next week Yorkshire Homes will award the first house building contracts in an overall package worth £18.4 million.Two volume bids which share £16.7 million of the Housing Corporation cash are based in the North-East, led by the Cleveland Teesside and Johnnie Johnson associations. They are due to appoint builders in the autumn.The fourth is a £4.7 million partnership led by the Venture association in Merseyside.The Housing Corporation is continuing funding for the second year of volume bids totalling £53 million in London and the South-East and £15 million in Manchester.And it will fund a 58-homes deal for the East Dorset Partnership, the smallest such bid. CONSTRUCTION NEWS