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Catalyst received planning permission for 100% affordable scheme

Catalyst has received planning permission from Wycombe District Council to build 19 new two-bedroom houses for affordable rent. The scheme, built on the derelict site of a former sheltered housing scheme in High Wycombe, will provide genuinely affordable, modern accommodation at a below local market rent. Designed by London based practice ZCD Architects, the new  More »

We’ve made the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100

We’re very proud to be back in the list of Top 100 Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For (not for profit). This award is based on extensive feedback from employees and covers all aspects of working for a business, from how effective management are, to giving something back to the community. The average employee  More »

Portobello Square highlighted in Mayor’s good practice guide

Our regeneration of the Wornington Green Estate – also known as Portobello Square – is included in Better Homes for Local People, the new good practice guide for estate regeneration published by Mayor Sadiq Khan on 2 February. The case study focuses on the scheme’s ‘Residents Charter’, which made a number of commitments to the  More »

Holland Park Fire – Update

Supporting the residents affected by last night’s fire has been Catalyst’s foremost priority. We would also like to reiterate our condolences and sympathies to the family of our resident that tragically died. A Catalyst customer liaison team has been in close contact with each of the residents, and we are working to make sure that  More »

Holland Park Fire

Early this morning (Wednesday 7th February), the emergency services notified Catalyst of a fire in one of our street properties in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, comprising six self-contained flats. We regret to report that one of our residents has died, and we will be working closely with the emergency services to support  More »

St Bernard’s Gate shortlisted in First Time Buyers Awards

Catalyst’s mixed-use development St Bernard’s Gate has been shortlisted in the Best Large Development category of the First Time Buyers Awards 2018. The scheme is adjacent to Ealing Hospital and close to the border between Southall and Hanwell. The project will be delivered across two phases, and will comprise 130 private sale, 98 shared ownership,  More »

Catalyst announced as finalists in UK Housing Awards 2018

Catalyst’s regeneration of the Wornington Green estate has been chosen as a finalist in the “Outstanding Approach to Regeneration” category of the UK National Housing Awards 2018. The project, known as Portobello Square, is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and will deliver 1,000 new homes with no loss of social housing.  More »

Catalyst launches new contractor framework

Catalyst has launched a new contractor framework to help the housing association reach its target to build 1,000 homes a year by 2020. The contracts on the framework have a combined value of between £500m and £900m, and will see Catalyst deliver a variety of different tenures including affordable rent, low-cost homeownership and private sale.  More »

Havelock Regeneration Phase 1A: Before and After

Catalyst have worked with two residents of Havelock to produce a short film about their move into the first completed phase of the Havelock regeneration. This is the first in a series of films we plan to make about Havelock throughout the regeneration project. As well as exploring all the positive changes that the regeneration  More »

Grenfell Tower: six months on

Six months since the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, our thoughts remain with the people, families and communities affected by the tragedy. We have the greatest admiration for the way the local community pulled together to coordinate vital support. Following the fire, we began a thorough review of our own properties to be certain we’ve  More »