Chief Executive Rod Cahill announces retirement

Rod Cahill has announced that he will be retiring as Chief Executive of Catalyst, after more than 26 years at the helm of one of London’s leading housing associations. He will continue as Catalyst’s CEO until his departure in December. The Catalyst Board has begun the recruitment process and will make an announcement in due  More »

No Gender Pay Gap at Catalyst

In line with new government legislation, we have published our Gender Pay Gap Report. We are pleased to say that there’s virtually no gender pay gap at Catalyst. Judith Foss, Executive Director of People and Culture, said, “Our Gender Pay Gap report reflects Catalyst’s ongoing commitment to fairness and inclusion. We know that businesses and  More »

Catalyst and Swan take handover of Mayor’s 100% affordable scheme

Catalyst and Swan Housing Group have now taken handover of the Webbs Industrial site in Waltham Forest from the Greater London Authority (GLA). Together, they will deliver circa 330 new affordable homes and 3,000 square metres of affordable workspace and artists’ studios. In 2016, the Mayor instructed the GLA to buy the former Webbs Industrial  More »

Catalyst & Galliard Homes form JV for Wimbledon Stadium Development

Catalyst and Galliard Homes have entered into a 50:50 joint venture agreement to develop 604 new homes and circa 18,000 sq ft of commercial space as part of the redevelopment of the former Wimbledon dog track. The development, which secured planning approval in December 2017, includes both private residential and shared ownership apartments, as well  More »

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 »