General questions on Havelock

Answers to general questions you may have about the regeneration of Havelock.

What’s happening and why?

Catalyst has been selected by Ealing Council to build 904 new homes as part of the regeneration of the Havelock estate in Southall. Catalyst, along with builders Leadbitter Group, will redevelop the estate, provide brand new homes for social rent and shared ownership as well 427 homes for outright sale.

Our plans for the estate were approved by Ealing Council’s planning committee on 27 November.

Why is Havelock being redeveloped?

The council’s 2008 estates review highlighted that Havelock estate needs a lot of work to address the improvements needed to bring it up to the government’s Decent Homes Standard.

The review identified the following issues on the estate:

  • problems with construction and design of different housing types on the estate
  • low resident satisfaction
  • anti-social behaviour and poor security
  • overcrowding

Following a public meeting in June 2008, it was agreed that the redevelopment option should be explored further. This led to a developer selection process, which began in October 2010. In May 2012 Catalyst was selected as the council’s ‘preferred developer’.

Will I have to move?

It depends where you live. Not all of the estate is being redeveloped. Some homes are not scheduled for demolition so residents can stay in these. They can still benefit from the improvements made to the neighbourhood and the opportunities offered by Catalyst Gateway, our community development team.

When will I have to move?

It depends where you live. The demolition and redevelopment of the estate will take place in phases with the first new homes for rent being finished in 2015 and the last ones in 2022. Here’s a table showing who will have to move when:


Phase Address Estimated move date
1a 1-80 Quaker Lane77-119 (odd numbers) Hillary Road Before December 2013
1b 1-23 (odd numbers) Wylie Road56-70 (evens) Havelock Road2 & 4 Gregory Road2-16 (even numbers) Wylie Road18-64 (even numbers) Hillary Road January 2015
2a 39-53 Waterside Road1-59 (odd numbers) Hillary Road22-52 (even numbers) Hunt Road61-75 (odd numbers) Hillary Road81-108 Quaker Lane1-38 Waterside Road June 2016
2b Clearmont HouseLangdons Court11-14 Tensing Road June 2016
3a 105-139 Havelock Road1-50 Damsonwood Road115-120 Damsonwood Road June 2019
3b 29-41 (odd numbers) Hunt Road43-165 (odd numbers) Hunt Road2-30 Swift Road June 2019
4a 81-103 (odd numbers) Havelock Road51-114 Damsonwood Road June 2022
4b 1-99 Willow Brook Road5-19 (odd numbers) Havelock Road June 2022

Will there be a ballot of residents before the regeneration goes ahead?

No. The decision to proceed with the regeneration was taken by the council’s cabinet in April 2012. It is not a requirement for councils to ballot residents on proposals to demolish and redevelop estates. A ballot is only required if there is a change of landlord for an existing home.