News releases

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 »

Catalyst taps existing bond

Catalyst Housing Ltd has successfully undertaken a £150 million tap of its existing 3.125% £250 million 2047 secured bond. Whilst Catalyst initially went to market with a minimum issuance of £100 million, investor demand saw Catalyst able to increase this to £150 million and reduce spreads to 155 basis points (bps) over gilts, this seeing  Read more »

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.

Estate redevelopment project gets £21m funding approval

The redevelopment of the Blackbird Leys housing estate has reached an important milestone, after Oxford City Council approved a £21m budget for the project.

Catalyst provides £20k funding to local Oxfordshire charity

Catalyst Housing has awarded Oxford charity Leys Community Development Initiative (Leys CDI) £20,000 in anchor match funding to help future proof the vital facility.

Mayor awards over £500,000 to Catalyst Open Havelock project

Catalyst Housing has received over £500,000 in funding from the Mayor of London to support a partnership project on its estate regeneration scheme at Havelock, Ealing.

Catalyst recruits two new development directors

Catalyst Housing has recruited two new Managing Directors to oversee the delivery of the new homes programme across London and the South East.

New plans for £100m Blackbird Leys redevelopment revealed

The £100.6m redevelopment of Blackbird Leys will feature around 275 new homes – including new social housing – a new community centre, new shops, and improved green and public spaces.

Catalyst secures £50m socially linked loan

Catalyst Housing association has secured its first loan linked to social performance.

Catalyst starts new 100% affordable development

Catalyst has started work on a 100% affordable, 19-home development in High Wycombe. The housing association appointed Jarvis Contracting Ltd. as construction contractor for the Sidney House project late last year, and they have recently started construction.