Corporate news

Catalyst and the EY Foundation give twelve young people employability head-start

For the third year, Catalyst has partnered with the EY Foundation to run the ‘Our Future’ programme for twelve young people. This year, Catalyst welcomed young people from Luton in Bedfordshire, and delivered a varied skills and employability programme ‘virtually’ between October and April, with an online celebration event for students and colleagues to mark  Read more »

Catalyst shortlisted for three First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for three categories in the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards 2021; The Switch for Best Show Home, our ‘Drive to Digital’ strategy for Best Use of Interactive Tools, and our Sales Executive, Jamie Fraser, for the Unsung Hero Award.

Catalyst tops out the first phase of 270 new homes at Littlemore Park, Oxford

Catalyst tops out phase one of its redevelopment of the Littlemore Park NHS site in Oxford that will deliver a total of 270 new homes over four phases. Phase one of the Newman Place development at Littlemore Park topped out this month and will deliver 102 homes that will be available later this year. Catalyst,  Read more »

Blackhorse Yard affordable housing scheme gets planning approval

Catalyst and Swan Housing Association have received planning permission for their Blackhorse Yard regeneration scheme in the Blackhorse Road area of Waltham Forest, East London which will transform the former Webb’s Industrial Estate into a thriving new creative neighbourhood. The scheme will create 359 high-quality, one, two and three bedroom apartments which are available to  Read more »

Catalyst appoints new development directors

Catalyst has appointed four new development directors across the group this month, bolstering its development leadership team as it continues its plans to deliver more affordable housing across London and the South East. Two new directors have joined the Catalyst Counties New Homes team: Claire Bishop joins as the new Director of Development Delivery and  Read more »

Catalyst donates to Acton Arts new pop-up cinema

Catalyst Housing Limited has announced it will donate £5,000 to Acton Arts Project to set up a cinema within the old library on Action High Street. The pop-up cinema will house a single screen, showing films four days a week and have bar/café for independent traders. The group has now met its pledge target and  Read more »

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 »