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Catalyst wins big at Ealing Apprenticeship Network Awards

Catalyst won two awards at the Ealing Apprenticeship Network awards, picking up the ‘Large Employer of the Year’ Award and Catalyst Gateway apprentice Narmeen Tahir won ‘Apprentice of the Year’. The Ealing Apprenticeship Network Awards is organised by Ealing Council and celebrates the apprentices, employers and training providers that operate in the borough. Catalyst has  More »

Mending the Ladder

This Friday, Catalyst will host a breakfast panel debate with a range of experts from across the industry to discuss potential solutions to the growing housing crisis in London and the South East. The event is inspired Catalyst’s own research into affordability research, launched this summer, called ‘Mending the Ladder’. Joining Tom Titherington – Executive  More »

Catalyst bond issue secures £250m

Catalyst issued a 30-year bond and raised £250m at 130 basis points over the gilt and a coupon of 3.125%. This is the third lowest coupon ever achieved by a housing association for a tenor of 30 years or longer, an excellent result for a debut issuer. The bonds will mature in October 2047, and  More »

‘A+’ credit rating recognises Catalyst’s financial strength

Catalyst has been given an ‘A+’ (negative outlook) credit rating by the international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor’s (S&P). The rating report emphasised Catalyst’s high quality asset base, low leverage and ample interest cover as a rating strength alongside Catalyst’s strong and experienced management team. Rachael Dennis, Chief Operating Officer at Catalyst, said: “I  More »

Carbon emissions cut by 22%

We cut our carbon emissions by 22% for office and operations during 2016/17, as part of our ambitious sustainability targets. This has saved 100 tonnes of C02e (carbon emissions and other greenhouse gas emissions combined). Some of the measures we used to reduce our emissions included reducing the amount of diesel use by our maintenance  More »

Planning granted for 61 new affordable homes in Dunstable

Catalyst has been granted planning permission for 61 new affordable homes at Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable. The 100% affordable scheme, a first for Catalyst in the town, will comprise of 43 homes for shared ownership and 18 for affordable rent. The homes will be made up of 38 two, three and four bedroom houses and  More »

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 »