Church End celebrates opening of Ebony Court

Church End residents, Brent Council and Catalyst Housing Group came together to celebrate the opening of 27 new affordable homes for Brent. This comes after 10 years of regeneration of the area that has delivered 539 new homes and refurbishment of 800 properties plus wider estate improvements.

Residents, and representatives of the council, Catalyst Housing Group and constructors Higgins planted a tree at the site, before touring the new flats and enjoying afternoon tea. Caricature artists and face painters were on hand to keep the many young people present entertained.

The Ebony Court scheme has transformed a derelict building into desirable new homes, including 17 for affordable rent and 10 for first-time buyers looking to get on to the property ladder with shared ownership.

The Mayor of Brent Cllr Harbhajan Singh said:

”This has been a real team effort which couldn’t have been achieved without the support and hard work of so many people. The Ebony Court scheme is an example of the continued commitment that both partners have, to the economic and physical regeneration of Church End.”

Rod Cahill, chief executive of Catalyst Housing Group said:

“Catalyst believes in building and supporting communities where people actively want to live. Our construction partners Higgins have done a fantastic job, and it’s no surprise that these homes are so popular. We’re also grateful to our neighbours in church end who’ve been so patient during the construction work.”

Transforming Church End is an ongoing commitment from us, and we’ll continue to do all we can help support this fantastic community.”

Notes to editors

Catalyst Housing Group

Catalyst is one of the leading housing associations in London and the South East. We aim to be a catalyst for change and improvement wherever we work.

We make quality homes affordable, providing a wide range of rental and home ownership opportunities for people at every stage of life. Our work also includes regeneration and our charitable trust Catalyst Gateway runs community projects and provides education and training. Operating in an area of considerable housing demand, from central London along the Thames Valley to Oxford and Reading, we provide over 20,000 homes and our services support more than 48,000 people.

For more information contact: Adrian Bradley, Media and Public Affairs Manager, Catalyst Housing Group on 020 8832 3142 or