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.
View the Havelock newsletters to find out the latest news from the project.
In the past month:
- One You Ealing held two health workshops in January at the Havelock Community Shop, with 4-6 local people dropping into each for health advice. Women attending have started to organise their own Healthy Walks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting at 9am at Waterside Medical Centre.
- Environmental improvements at Havelock, in partnership with Groundwork London and Canal & River Trust, are still going strong. In February, over 20 Catalyst colleagues signed up for two volunteering days clearing waste and vegetation along the canal. Nine students from Belvue School also spent a day planting 40m of native hedge and clearing 20 bags of rubbish from the towpath.
- On 7 February, 25 people came along to a community Cook & Share event at the Havelock Community Shop, organised by resident group ‘Ladies for Tea’.
- On 26 January, 9 students from Belvue School volunteered to take part in practical conservation activities on Havelock with Groundwork London and Canal & River Trust. They planted over 40m of native hedge and cleared 20 bags of rubbish from the canal towpath.
- Nine young people from Havelock attended an Introduction to Enterprise event on 1 February, and signed up to attend a 12 week training course kicking off this month.
- In January, Catalyst’s Regeneration & Rehousing team ran two Welcome to your New Homes events in the Southall Village marketing suite. The events were for tenants about to move from an Ealing Council property in Havelock to a Catalyst home on the new development. Around 16 residents came along to learn what would happen on moving day, how they should prepare, and what Catalyst will do to support them as they settle in.
- Catalyst have partnered with Resco Living to provide curtains for residents moving into the first phase, to help people feel at home and keep the neighbourhood looking tidy. Resco Living is a social enterprise specialising in homewares for council and housing association homes.Catalyst’s Regeneration and Rehousing team offered the curtains as part of residents’ move plans, giving them six colours to choose from. Bouygues are installing the curtain rods and hanging the curtains. In total, the initiative has provided over 40 sets of curtains to homes in phase 1.
- With the recruitment of a Painting & Decorating apprentice, all apprenticeship vacancies with Bouygues UK for phase 1A have been filled. We’ve recruited five apprentices on the scheme since January 2016; the others are a document controller, a plumber, an electrician and two carpenters.
In the next month:
- Residents will begin to move into the first new homes in Tiller House and Kiln House. These first homes are all for tenants joining us from Ealing Council.
- Further One You Ealing Health Workshops will take place on 8 and 22 February, from 11:00 to 13:00, at the Havelock Community Shop.
- On 23 February, Belvue School students will contribute another 4 hours of time volunteering on practical nature conservation activities at Havelock.
- After a successful trial course, in which five out of six participants got a qualification, another ESOL course is planned at the Community Shop. The course is due to start around 21st February.