South Acton, Ealing

Catalyst redeveloped the first two phases of the regeneration of the South Acton estate, which is the largest local authority housing estate in West London.

Catalyst was responsible for the first two phases of the regeneration of the South Acton estate (originally owned by Ealing Council).

Phase one

Phase one included the demolition of a tower block and use of derelict land to provide 86 new homes. Work on this phase finished in 2004. Phase 2 was the winner of the ‘best urban regeneration project’ in the First Time Buyer Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 and winner of the ‘best regeneration project’ at the 2011 Affordable Home Ownership Awards, where Catalyst also won Affordable Housing Provider of the Year.

Phase two

The £45 million phase 2 of the regeneration replaced four dated residential blocks and garages with 254 brand new affordable homes, including 96 shared ownership properties. Phase 2 was completed in November 2011.

Community work

Catalyst and Ealing Council have worked hard to facilitate community regeneration through a variety of initiatives including access to employment, training and personal development support as well as the sponsorship of a local youth football team.