News releases

New board members for Catalyst

Catalyst has announced that two new members have joined its board this month: Thelma Stober and Christine Turner. Ms Stober is a solicitor and commercial mediator with extensive experience in the public sector. She heads the legal team at the Local Government Association, providing strategic legal support to LGA member authorities on issues with wider  Read more »

Catalyst and Rosebery announce their partnership

Catalyst Housing Limited and Rosebery Housing Association have today formally announced their partnership, with Rosebery becoming a subsidiary of Catalyst. Catalyst owns and manages 34,000 homes in London and the South East and Rosebery has around 2,700 in Epsom and the surrounding areas. Discussions between the two organisations began in August last year, with both  Read more »

New round of consultation on proposed changes to Blackbird Leys district centre

A new round of public consultation on proposed changes to Blackbird Leys district centre is now underway.

Catalyst creates 30 Community Connector roles for young people through Kickstart

Catalyst has taken an innovative community-focussed approach to the government’s new Kickstart scheme. Through the scheme, Catalyst will employ 30 young people between now and summer 2022 in newly created community-based roles. Launched last year, the government Kickstart scheme provides funding to create six-month paid job placements for 16 to 24-year olds who are on  Read more »

Catalyst-supported programme to tackle violence affecting young people receives funding from Mayor of London

One Flow – One Brent has been successful in receiving £744,000 funding through the MyEnds London Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) programme to support young people in Brent. This is a unique consortium involving the Young Brent Foundation, local young people and three of the country’s largest housing associations – MTVH, Hyde and Catalyst. The consortium  Read more »

New Catalyst MD sets out ambitions for Counties

Joe Marshall has been promoted to Managing Director, New Homes (Counties), having previously been in the role of Land & Partnerships Director since May 2019. He takes over from Andrew Almond, who has served as interim MD for the past 12 months. In his new role, Joe will oversee the delivery of new homes across  Read more »

Catalyst launches community engagement for major Tottenham site

Housing association Catalyst has kicked off community engagement for the major redevelopment adjacent to the St Ann’s hospital site in Tottenham with the launch of a new community engagement website. Catalyst will also send a printed copy of the consultation with a freepost envelope to addresses directly around the site and meet with local community  Read more »

Enabling works start on major West London regeneration, The Verdean

Catalyst and Mount Anvil have commenced enabling works on their joint venture regeneration scheme, The Verdean in Acton, marking a new chapter for the Friary Park estate. The start on site follows Ealing Council granting planning permission in November 2019 and a successful agreement of the Section 106 late last year. These are a result  Read more »

Catalyst starts work on 24 new affordable homes in Harpenden

Catalyst has started work on site to bring 24 much-needed affordable homes to Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

Catalyst transforms former Bedfordshire RAF base into development of affordable new homes

Catalyst has this month marked the completion of 178 new homes on the site of former RAF Stanbridge in Leighton Buzzard. Housing association Catalyst has redeveloped the historic RAF communications station to bring a mix of high-quality new houses and apartments for affordable rent, shared ownership and market sale to the Central Bedfordshire market town.  Read more »

Catalyst opens gates for Dunstable’s budding young nature artists

Catalyst is working with pupils at Weatherfield Academy Special School to create a Dunstable Downs inspired railing design to be installed at ‘The Printworks’ development in the town. The Printworks is housing association Catalyst’s 61 new home development on the junction of Brewers Hill Road and High Street North, with homes for affordable rent and  Read more »

Work underway on all phases of 270 new affordable homes at Littlemore Park, Oxford

Catalyst is now working on all four phases of the development that will deliver a total of 270 new affordable homes on the former NHS site of Littlemore Park in Oxford.

Catalyst leads the way with new sustainability accreditation

Catalyst has become the first company in Europe to receive the highest accreditation mark across all three categories in the ‘Certified Sustainable Housing Label’ from German consultancy RITTERWALD. The label helps ratify and benchmark Catalyst’s sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials and is open for all affordable housing companies across Europe. The housing  Read more »

Ravi Rajagopal announced as Catalyst’s new Chair

Ravi Rajagopal has today (9 October) been announced as the new chair of housing association Catalyst.

First phase complete on major London estate regeneration

Catalyst has completed the first phase of the regeneration of the Havelock estate in Southall, Ealing. The project’s first phase, developed in partnership with Ealing Council, saw 291 new homes built, with over 55 per cent available new homes for social rent, London Affordable Rent, shared ownership and a fixed-equity product designed for leaseholders and  Read more »

Catalyst grant helps Welwyn foodbank with emergency deliveries

Catalyst has awarded Welwyn Hatfield Foodbank at the New Zion Christian Fellowship a £400 grant to help deliver emergency food parcels.

Catalyst and Rosebery in early partnership discussions

We have announced today (3 August) that we are in early talks with Rosebery housing association to enter into a partnership to work across London and the south east.

Housing association Catalyst to repay government furlough money

Housing association Catalyst has said it will repay all furlough funds it has received to pay employees during lockdown. A total of 101 people were placed on furlough using the government’s job retention scheme, and the organisation will pay back a total of £280,000 and not make any further claims for outstanding available funds which  Read more »

Catalyst Covid Community Grant buys food crates for Felix

Housing association Catalyst has awarded The Felix Project a £2,000 grant to help buy 500 extra food crates.

Catalyst helps the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea with £750 grant

In response to the impact of Covid-19, Catalyst set up a coronavirus voluntary sector support fund to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations continue to support their communities. Through this, we have awarded £750 to the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea to help them continue their amazing work through this exceptional time. The Volunteer  Read more »