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Catalyst appoints new Group Development Director

Philip Jenkins has been appointed to the post of Group Development Director at housing association Catalyst. Before joining Taylor Wimpey, Philip was Executive Director of Property and Development at CityWest Homes, during which time he was a non-executive director at Dolphin Living. He has also held senior posts at The John Lewis Partnership, SPAR and  More »

Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

We’re publishing our 2019 gender pay gap report today, Wed 27 March. Our mean gender pay gap is 4.8%, which compares well to the national average of 17.1%. This gap is a little bigger than last year’s, though, mainly because we’ve had some changes to the number of men in our most senior roles. So  More »

New executive appointments for Catalyst after merger

Ian McDermott, our Chief Executive, has announced the executive structure for our business that will follow the merger with Aldwyck Housing Group, and confirmed some new executive appointments. Sarah Thomas has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and will join Catalyst from The Guinness Partnership, where she is currently Executive Director of Customer Services. Tim  More »

Work to begin on 100% affordable residential scheme in Dunstable

Work is now scheduled to begin on Catalyst’s 100% affordable residential scheme in Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire. We’ve handed possession of the Brewers Hill Road site to its construction contractor Lovell, who will begin enabling works soon, before starting construction in the coming weeks. The 61 home scheme is expected to start handover of homes in  More »

Waltham Forest approves Blackhorse Yard development

Catalyst housing association and Swan Housing Association are delighted to announce that Waltham Forest Council has voted to approve plans to build a new housing-led mixed-use development at the former Webbs Industrial Estate on Blackhorse Lane. The project, known as Blackhorse Yard, includes 100% affordable housing and a variety of commercial uses. Designed by award  More »

Havelock regeneration is a UK Housing Awards finalist

The first phase of our Havelock regeneration has been selected as a finalist for the UK Housing Awards, in The Neighbourhood Transformation category. The first phase of Havelock is partially complete, with Phase 1A delivering 98 new homes and Phase 1B handing over a further 189 over the next year. See more about what Catalyst  More »

Vote for Rutherford Fields in First Time Buyer Awards

Our Rutherford Fields development in Bedfordshire has been nominated as ‘Most innovative redevelopment of an existing property 2019’ in the First Time buyer Readers’ Awards. The winner is chosen by public voting – you can vote here for Rutherford Fields on the First Time Buyer’s Readers’ Awards website. This award looks for properties that have  More »

Catalyst works with charity to support local homeless

Our employees have donated hundreds of items to charity The Upper Room for homeless and disadvantaged local people. The donations from colleagues based at the Ealing office include 266 items of clothing and shoes, six sleeping bags and toiletries, and will go to people in west London. Nicky Flynn, Chief Executive of The Upper Room,  More »

Chief Operating Officer Rachael Dennis to leave Catalyst

Rachael Dennis, our Chief Operating Officer (COO), will be leaving later this year. Rachael joined Catalyst in 2014 as Executive Director of Finance, and was appointed COO in March 2017. She will be leaving to join Taylor Wimpey as a regional Managing Director. Rachael said: ‘After nearly five fulfilling years I have decided to take  More »

Catalyst and Mount Anvil announce development partnership at Friary Park

Catalyst, one of London’s leading housing associations, and Mount Anvil, the award winning London developer, have announced an exciting new partnership for the regeneration of Friary Park in Acton, West London. The development proposals will deliver fifty per cent affordable housing by habitable rooms, with current plans of around 930 mixed-tenure homes. This includes the  More »