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Catalyst keeps community together on North Kensington regeneration

Lettings are now complete on the first phase of Catalyst’s major regeneration of its estate in North Kensington, Wornington Green. The housing association has worked hard to honour its commitment to keep the existing community together over the course of the regeneration. At the very start of the regeneration, Catalyst committed to guaranteeing a new  More »

Catalyst shortlisted for 3 SHIFT Awards

Catalyst has been shortlisted for three highly prestigious SHIFT Awards – Best Sustainability Team, Sustainable Housing Provider of the Year and Most Improved Ever SHIFT Landlord. The winners will be announced at the SHIFT Awards ceremony on the 30th November at Plaisterers’ Hall in London. Over 200 leading figures from the housing sector are expected at  More »

Catalyst selected as preferred bidder to develop 330 new affordable homes in Waltham Forest

A consortium led by Catalyst, has been awarded Preferred Bidder Status by the Greater London Authority for the regeneration of the former Webbs Industrial Estate in Waltham Forest. This site was bought by the GLA at the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s instruction with the intention of it being used to deliver new, genuinely affordable homes  More »

Three Catalyst projects have been nominated in two sector Awards

Catalyst’s Coppetts Wood scheme has been nominated in the NHF’s National Housing Awards in the ‘Best Scheme in Planning’ category, whilst both the first phase of Portobello Square (Best Urban Regeneration project) and St Bernard’s Gate have been nominated in Inside Housing’s Development Awards. About the schemes Coppetts Wood is an 80-home development on the  More »

Catalyst wins place as one of HCA’s preferred delivery partners

Catalyst has been announced as one of the Homes & Communities Agency’s (HCA) preferred developers after it was included in the third generation of the Delivery Partner Panel Framework (DPP3). The HCA will use the panel to deliver an estimated £8bn residential-led development programme on public sector land. The DPP3 framework commenced on the 31st  More »

Catalyst announces new Director of Development

Catalyst has announced that Victor Clinton-Dove has been appointed as Director of Development. He will responsible for all elements of the organisation’s development function and will oversee the delivery of all Catalyst’s new affordable, intermediate and private sale homes. He will be a key part of the organisation’s objective to deliver 1,000 homes a year  More »

Catalyst makes top 10 in Top 50 Social Landlord competition

Catalyst has come 10th in 24housing magazine’s coveted Top 50 Social Landlord 2017 awards. The competition has been designed to celebrate the very best of Britain’s social housing sector, and Catalyst was chosen on the strength of its investment into improving existing properties. In 2016/17, Catalyst invested over £35m into improving existing properties – installing 893  More »

Catalyst research demonstrates affordability crisis and suggests ways forward

Research by Catalyst analysing half a million households renting in the private sector demonstrates the depth of the housing affordability crisis in London and the South East and suggests potential solutions. Our research – Mending the Ladder: Responding to the affordability crisis in London and the South East –  shows that is becoming increasingly difficult  More »

Catalyst awarded £41m as part of Mayor’s Affordable Homes Programme

The Greater London Authority has allocated £41 million to Catalyst, as part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Affordable Homes Programme for London. The Affordable Homes Programme funds three different housing tenures: social rent, shared ownership and London Living Rent, a new rent-to-buy product developed by the GLA where rents are set at one-third of median local  More »

Supporting the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

We have the greatest admiration for the way the local community around the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower have pulled together to coordinate vital support and respite for those affected. In the aftermath of this tragedy, we have been working with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and with local organisations to support the  More »