Catalyst and Mount Anvil announce development partnership at Friary Park

Catalyst, one of London’s leading housing associations, and Mount Anvil, the award winning London developer, have announced an exciting new partnership for the regeneration of Friary Park in Acton, West London.

The development proposals will deliver fifty per cent affordable housing by habitable rooms, with current plans of around 930 mixed-tenure homes.

This includes the reprovision of all 225 homes for social rent alongside new shared ownership homes.

There will also be more larger family homes to meet the needs of current Catalyst residents. In addition, the scheme will deliver new commercial space, landscaped green spaces and an improved community facility.

Catalyst will continue to own Friary Park and manage the homes for rent and shared ownership. Catalyst’s commitments to the current residents of Friary Park will remain unchanged throughout the partnership. All current Catalyst residents on Friary Park will have the option of being rehoused in the new development, if planning permission is granted.

Redevelopment of the estate is required given the existing conditions of the properties on the Estate. The redevelopment will also make better use of its proximity to the local shopping area and the nearby Acton Main Line train station, which will be part of the new Crossrail network.

Catalyst has been consulting on the proposals to regenerate the estate with residents and the local community since 2014. The partners will work together to continue developing the designs for Friary Park and will jointly submit a planning application to Ealing Council in 2019.

Ian McDermott of Catalyst said: “Catalyst has been working with residents for some time to deliver modern, efficient new homes and a thriving neighbourhood at Friary Park. We are excited to be announcing our partnership with Mount Anvil, who will bring a wealth of design and construction experience to the redevelopment. We remain committed to providing good quality, affordable homes for our residents and are looking forward to introducing Mount Anvil to them.”

Killian Hurley of Mount Anvil said: “We look forward to working in partnership with Catalyst to create an outstanding place where people can thrive. Together we’re delivering better homes for Friary Park residents, creating quality mixed-tenure neighbourhoods, green spaces for the community and a legacy of skills for the local people.”