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Catalyst wins place as one of HCA’s preferred delivery partners

Catalyst has been announced as one of the Homes & Communities Agency’s (HCA) preferred developers after it was included in the third generation of the Delivery Partner Panel Framework (DPP3). The HCA will use the panel to deliver an estimated £8bn residential-led development programme on public sector land. The DPP3 framework commenced on the 31st  More »

Catalyst announces new Director of Development

Catalyst has announced that Victor Clinton-Dove has been appointed as Director of Development. He will responsible for all elements of the organisation’s development function and will oversee the delivery of all Catalyst’s new affordable, intermediate and private sale homes. He will be a key part of the organisation’s objective to deliver 1,000 homes a year  More »

Catalyst makes top 10 in Top 50 Social Landlord competition

Catalyst has come 10th in 24housing magazine’s coveted Top 50 Social Landlord 2017 awards. The competition has been designed to celebrate the very best of Britain’s social housing sector, and Catalyst was chosen on the strength of its investment into improving existing properties. In 2016/17, Catalyst invested over £35m into improving existing properties – installing 893  More »

Catalyst research demonstrates affordability crisis and suggests ways forward

Research by Catalyst analysing half a million households renting in the private sector demonstrates the depth of the housing affordability crisis in London and the South East and suggests potential solutions. Our research – Mending the Ladder: Responding to the affordability crisis in London and the South East –  shows that is becoming increasingly difficult  More »

Catalyst awarded £41m as part of Mayor’s Affordable Homes Programme

The Greater London Authority has allocated £41 million to Catalyst, as part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Affordable Homes Programme for London. The Affordable Homes Programme funds three different housing tenures: social rent, shared ownership and London Living Rent, a new rent-to-buy product developed by the GLA where rents are set at one-third of median local  More »

Supporting the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

We have the greatest admiration for the way the local community around the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower have pulled together to coordinate vital support and respite for those affected. In the aftermath of this tragedy, we have been working with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and with local organisations to support the  More »

Keeping you safe

We are deeply saddened by the recent devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, and we offer our condolences and sympathies to the people, families and communities affected by the tragedy. Although the cause of the fire has not been established, it is understandable that our customers will want to know about the fire safety arrangements in  More »

Fire at Grenfell Tower

We are extremely sorry to hear about the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, and offer our deepest condolences to all those affected. We have offered whatever support we can to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. An emergency contact number has been set up for anyone concerned for loved ones. Please  More »

Catalyst launches Leys employment skills course

Catalyst has partnered with local Oxford-based organisations to launch an employment skills course designed to give people the opportunity to find employment at the Westgate Oxford which opens in October. The new shopping centre has over 3,000 vacancies with over 125 employers in retail, hospitality and supporting roles. Starting on Tuesday 13th June and held  More »

Catalyst awarded “Investing in Volunteers” accreditation

Catalyst Gateway’s volunteer programme has been awarded the ‘Investing in Volunteers’ accreditation from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). In the past year, Catalyst Gateway has recruited and trained 71 volunteers for initiatives and programmes across many of Catalyst’s neighbourhoods in London and the South East. So far, the feedback from our volunteers has  More »