News releases

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 »

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 »

Catalyst-supported programme to tackle violence affecting young people receives funding from Mayor of London

One Flow – One Brent has been successful in receiving £744,000 funding through the MyEnds London Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) programme to support young people in Brent. This is a unique consortium involving the Young Brent Foundation, local young people and three of the country’s largest housing associations – MTVH, Hyde and Catalyst. The consortium  Read more »

New Catalyst MD sets out ambitions for Counties

Joe Marshall has been promoted to Managing Director, New Homes (Counties), having previously been in the role of Land & Partnerships Director since May 2019. He takes over from Andrew Almond, who has served as interim MD for the past 12 months. In his new role, Joe will oversee the delivery of new homes across  Read more »

Catalyst launches community engagement for major Tottenham site

Housing association Catalyst has kicked off community engagement for the major redevelopment adjacent to the St Ann’s hospital site in Tottenham with the launch of a new community engagement website. Catalyst will also send a printed copy of the consultation with a freepost envelope to addresses directly around the site and meet with local community  Read more »

Enabling works start on major West London regeneration, The Verdean

Catalyst and Mount Anvil have commenced enabling works on their joint venture regeneration scheme, The Verdean in Acton, marking a new chapter for the Friary Park estate. The start on site follows Ealing Council granting planning permission in November 2019 and a successful agreement of the Section 106 late last year. These are a result  Read more »