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Catalyst presented with WhatHouse? Award

Catalyst has been presented with the Silver Award in the ‘Housing Association of the Year’ category at this year’s WhatHouse? Awards 2020. The Awards celebrate the best new build housing across the UK, with judges looking at quality of new homes and neighbourhoods. The ‘Housing Association of the Year’ category looks at all aspects of  Read more »

Catalyst wins at the Business Culture Awards for its Brand, Purpose and Values

Catalyst has won at this year’s national Business Culture Awards in the ‘Brand, Purpose and Values’ category.

Catalyst joins new sustainability standard

Catalyst has committed to be an early adopter of a new ‘Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing’ that launched on 10 November. The Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Social Housing Working Group has created this new standard with support from advisory firm, The Good Exchange. Catalyst will adopt the new standard as we continue our  Read more »

Read our submission to ‘Planning for the Future’ consultation

In August 2020, the government began consultation on proposed radical planning reforms that have the potential to substantially change the way new homes are built in England. Working with planning-led consultancy Iceni, Catalyst submitted our response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) before it closed late last month and have now  Read more »

Catalyst wins two at major property awards

Catalyst has picked up two prizes at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards 2020. Bond Mansions, the second phase of Portobello Square project, won ‘Best Urban Regeneration’ and our 100% affordable scheme in Edgeware, NEON, was Highly Commended in the ‘Best First Time Buyer Apartment’ category. The First Time Buyers awards celebrate the best schemes  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.

Catalyst grant helps 30 charities continue through Covid

Responding to the impact of Covid-19, Catalyst set up a ‘Coronavirus Voluntary Sector Support Fund’ in March to help local charities and voluntary organisations adapt and continue their work.

Catalyst regeneration scheme wins major award

Catalyst’s regeneration of the Havelock Estate has won the Best Regeneration Project category in this year’s Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

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 shortlisted for two Business Culture Awards

Catalyst has been shortlisted in both the ‘Brand, Purpose and Values’ and ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisation for Business Culture’ categories at the Business Culture Awards. The shortlisting recognises our commitment and achievements in making Catalyst a great place to work and a great organisation to do business with. Our award entry detailed the creation of a  Read more »