News releases

Catalyst starts work on 24 new affordable homes in Harpenden

Catalyst has started work on site to bring 24 much-needed affordable homes to Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

Catalyst transforms former Bedfordshire RAF base into development of affordable new homes

Catalyst has this month marked the completion of 178 new homes on the site of former RAF Stanbridge in Leighton Buzzard. Housing association Catalyst has redeveloped the historic RAF communications station to bring a mix of high-quality new houses and apartments for affordable rent, shared ownership and market sale to the Central Bedfordshire market town.  Read more »

Catalyst opens gates for Dunstable’s budding young nature artists

Catalyst is working with pupils at Weatherfield Academy Special School to create a Dunstable Downs inspired railing design to be installed at ‘The Printworks’ development in the town. The Printworks is housing association Catalyst’s 61 new home development on the junction of Brewers Hill Road and High Street North, with homes for affordable rent and  Read more »

Work underway on all phases of 270 new affordable homes at Littlemore Park, Oxford

Catalyst is now working on all four phases of the development that will deliver a total of 270 new affordable homes on the former NHS site of Littlemore Park in Oxford.

Catalyst leads the way with new sustainability accreditation

Catalyst has become the first company in Europe to receive the highest accreditation mark across all three categories in the ‘Certified Sustainable Housing Label’ from German consultancy RITTERWALD. The label helps ratify and benchmark Catalyst’s sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials and is open for all affordable housing companies across Europe. The housing  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.

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 grant helps Welwyn foodbank with emergency deliveries

Catalyst has awarded Welwyn Hatfield Foodbank at the New Zion Christian Fellowship a £400 grant to help deliver emergency food parcels.

Catalyst and Rosebery in early partnership discussions

We have announced today (3 August) that we are in early talks with Rosebery housing association to enter into a partnership to work across London and the south east.

Housing association Catalyst to repay government furlough money

Housing association Catalyst has said it will repay all furlough funds it has received to pay employees during lockdown. A total of 101 people were placed on furlough using the government’s job retention scheme, and the organisation will pay back a total of £280,000 and not make any further claims for outstanding available funds which  Read more »