St Bernard’s Gate shortlisted at National Housing Awards

Our St Bernard’s Gate development has been shortlisted in the Best Large Development category at the National Housing Awards 2018. St Bernard’s Gate makes innovative use of three Grade-II listed buildings to create a buzzing new neighbourhood that mixes modern housing with the area’s unique heritage. The scheme is next to Ealing Hospital and close to  More »

A new look for Catalyst

Over the last 18 months we have been working to clarify what we are here to do and what we stand for as a business. As a result, we’ve launched our new Customer Experience Strategy, which will make a real difference to the quality of experience we deliver to our customers. We’re making big changes  More »

Introducing our new Chief Executive

We are very pleased to announce that Ian McDermott will take over as Chief Executive at Catalyst Housing when Rod Cahill retires at the end of this year. Ian is currently Chief Executive at Aldwyck Housing Group, where he has been since October 2016. Before that, his career has included the roles of Chief Operating  More »

St Bernard’s Gate wins at First Time Buyers Awards

Our St Bernard’s Gate development has won the Best Large Development award at the First Time Buyers Awards. This award is for developments of more than 80 homes, that have used the best design and quality to create an affordable, desirable and inspirational environment, and have provided additional facilities to benefit the local community. St  More »

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 »