Havelock, Ealing

Our regeneration of Havelock will create an exciting, mixed tenure community in the heart of Southall, delivering 1062 homes for social rent, shared ownership, and private sale.

We will retain 154 existing homes and build 922 new homes, of which:

  • 53% are for social rent / shared ownership
  • 47% are for private sale

The project will be delivered in four phases over 10 years. We started onsite in 2014, with all the homes due to complete by 2025.

Plans for the estate

  • Providing a mix of new houses and flats for rent, shared ownership and sale
  • Replacing all of the homes in the concrete ‘Wimpey no-fines’ blocks
  • Training opportunities including apprenticeships in construction
  • A new community centre and shops
  • A redesigned canal-side area and open spaces
  • Activities and opportunities for young people

Toplocks and Maypole Docks

We have purchased two sites surrounding Havelock:

  • Maypole Docks: previously privately owned dock that boarders Phase 1 of our development, that currently has 25 residential moorings.
  • Toplocks: a site that we have submitted a planning application for 26 affordable homes to assist with the decant from Havelock.

Progress

View the Havelock newsletters to find out the latest news from the project.

Latest news

In the past month:

  • In phase 1a, 79 homes have now been handed over and are occupied. The remaining homes will be handed over by the end of the month.
  • Settling in visits are being carried out for all new tenants.
  • Construction of phase 1b is well underway. The concrete frame for Rudderstock House and Daubenton House will be completed within the next 3 weeks, and work on filling in the facade will commence next week. The frame for Leeward House and Bowline House is up to the third floor. The foundations the houses by the canal are under construction.
  • Outreach is underway at Langdon and Claremont Houses to discuss housing need and re-housing options with tenants living in Ealing Council’s designated blocks for older people. We’ve had a great response, with to-date housing needs surveys completed for over half of the tenants already.
  • Catalyst and local residents held another Community Afternoon Tea on 7 June, at the Havelock Community Shop on Hunt Road.
  • The last RSG meeting took place on 16 May. At the start of the meeting, the group were taken to see some of the new homes, and were very impressed with what they saw.
  • The Enterprise Training programme with Enterprise Cube is now in its sixth week, with participants beginning to write up their business plans.

In the next month:

  • The winning designs from our Keep Havelock Tidy poster competition are being displayed on refuse trucks, hoardings and posters around the neighbourhood this month. Three local schools were invited to take part in the competition to design a poster encouraging the local community to recycle and look after their neighbourhood.
  • Catalyst Gateway are working with local providers to put together a summer programme for Havelock. Along with activities for children and young people, the programme will engage parents and offer them employment and financial support while children and young people enjoy their activities. Registration will open on 31 July.
  • The next Community Afternoon Tea will be held on 5 July, at the Community Shop on Hunt Road.
  • Goldfinger Factory’s refit of the Catalyst office on Hunt Road is underway. We anticipate that the office will reopen in the week commencing 12 June.
  • The Havelock Local Lettings Plan will be sent out to all tenants living on Havelock, setting out what they can expect from Ealing Council and Catalyst Housing during the regeneration of the estate.