Partner: Ealing Council
Number of homes: Phase 1 delivered 291 new homes
Location: Acton, LB Ealing
In May 2012 Catalyst was selected by Ealing Council to build new homes as part of the regeneration of the Havelock estate in Southall. Work began in 2014 and Phase 1 was completed in 2020 and delivered 291 new homes, of which 55% are affordable. As well as the new homes, we’ve worked with local residents and partners to improve the green space and towpath along the canal, and we opened a brand-new green space and play area.
The council’s 2008 estates review highlighted that Havelock estate needs a lot of improvements to bring it up to the government’s Decent Homes Standard.
The review identified the following issues on the estate:
problems with construction and design of different housing types on the estate
low resident satisfaction
anti-social behaviour and poor security
Following a public meeting in June 2008, it was agreed that the redevelopment option should be explored further. Regeneration was found to be the best way to deliver the necessary improvements, and a developer selection process began in October 2010. In May 2012 Catalyst was selected as the council’s ‘preferred developer’.
Have a look at the Havelock newsletters to find out the latest news from the project.