Catalyst welcomes new Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Thomas has started today as Chief Operating Officer of Catalyst Housing Limited, where she will also serve as deputy to the Chief Executive, Ian McDermott. Appointed in March, Sarah joins Catalyst from The Guinness Partnership where she served as Executive Director of Customer Services. In her previous senior roles as Executive Director of Customer  More »

Grenfell Tower Anniversary

Today marks the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, where 72 people lost their lives. Our thoughts and condolences remain with everyone so deeply affected by the tragedy. Catalyst is committed to making sure our homes and communities are safe. We will continue to work hard to do what’s right for all our customers,  More »

Development shortlisted in New London Awards 2019

Catalyst and Swan Housing’s 100% affordable development Blackhorse Yard has selected as a finalist in the Best Mixed-Use Development category of the New London Awards 2019 The project is located near Blackhorse Lane on the site of the former Webb’s Industrial Estate in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and received planning permission in February.  More »

Catalyst supports Walthamstow arts festival

Catalyst has sponsored the E17 Art Trail, a local arts festival that hosts over 200 small installations across the London Borough of Waltham Forest. On from 1-16 June, the Trail celebrates local artists and makers from the borough. Over 8,500 people have been involved in making artwork or performing as part of the festival. The  More »

We’ve completed our new executive team

Gary Goggins has been appointed as Catalyst’s Executive Director of Property. This completes our new executive team. Gary has been Aldwyck’s Executive Director of Property Services since 2007, having first joined the housing association in 2006 as Head of Property and Procurement. During this time, he was responsible for establishing Aldwyck’s property maintenance subsidiary Connect  More »

St Bernard’s Gate wins Best Affordable Homes award

Catalyst’s St Bernard Gate development, based in Southall and located 10 minutes’ walk from Hanwell Crossrail station, recently won the Best Affordable Homes award in the Evening Standard New Homes Award. Judged by a panel of readers, the Evening Standard awards champion excellence across the housing spectrum, from innovative first-time buyer flats to family houses,  More »

Littlemore Park gets green light

Great news. Our Littlemore Park application was unanimously approved at planning committee in Oxford on 1 May. The development will bring forward 270 new homes across a range of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses; and at least 50% will be affordable homes. The committee applauded the design and  More »

We’ve merged!

Catalyst Housing Ltd and Aldwyck Housing Group have officially merged today, 1 May. Our new, stronger organisation will own and manage 32,000 homes and we have an ambitious aim to deliver up to 1,300 homes a year by 2022. Catalyst and Aldwyck will integrate fully over the coming months and become a dual-regional organisation (called  More »

Highly commended at First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards 2019

Our Rutherford Fields development was highly commended at the First Time Buyers Readers’ Awards 2019 in the Most Innovative Redevelopment of an Existing Property category in April 2019. This award looks for properties that have been developed using fresh ideas that uphold the integrity of original buildings on the site and that make best use  More »

TfL announce Catalyst as partner to develop 100% affordable homes in Harrow

Tfl has announced Catalyst as its preferred bidder to deliver around 450 homes, all of which will be affordable. Catalyst and TfL will redevelop three car parks, in the borough of Harrow, to provide the housing. Catalyst has been selected to bring the sites forward using the Greater London Authority’s ‘London Development Panel 2’ (LDP2).  More »