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Havelock regeneration is a UK Housing Awards finalist

The first phase of our Havelock regeneration has been selected as a finalist for the UK Housing Awards, in The Neighbourhood Transformation category. The first phase of Havelock is partially complete, with Phase 1A delivering 98 new homes and Phase 1B handing over a further 189 over the next year. See more about what Catalyst  More »

Vote for Rutherford Fields in First Time Buyer Awards

Our Rutherford Fields development in Bedfordshire has been nominated as ‘Most innovative redevelopment of an existing property 2019’ in the First Time buyer Readers’ Awards. The winner is chosen by public voting – you can vote here for Rutherford Fields on the First Time Buyer’s Readers’ Awards website. This award looks for properties that have  More »

Catalyst works with charity to support local homeless

Our employees have donated hundreds of items to charity The Upper Room for homeless and disadvantaged local people. The donations from colleagues based at the Ealing office include 266 items of clothing and shoes, six sleeping bags and toiletries, and will go to people in west London. Nicky Flynn, Chief Executive of The Upper Room,  More »

Chief Operating Officer Rachael Dennis to leave Catalyst

Rachael Dennis, our Chief Operating Officer (COO), will be leaving later this year. Rachael joined Catalyst in 2014 as Executive Director of Finance, and was appointed COO in March 2017. She will be leaving to join Taylor Wimpey as a regional Managing Director. Rachael said: ‘After nearly five fulfilling years I have decided to take  More »

Catalyst and Mount Anvil announce development partnership at Friary Park

Catalyst, one of London’s leading housing associations, and Mount Anvil, the award winning London developer, have announced an exciting new partnership for the regeneration of Friary Park in Acton, West London. The development proposals will deliver fifty per cent affordable housing by habitable rooms, with current plans of around 930 mixed-tenure homes. This includes the  More »

GLA Funding for new affordable Ealing artist studios

As part of the GLA’s Good Growth Fund, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has granted over £530,000 funding to a Catalyst Housing and Acme project to deliver affordable artist studios at the St Bernard’s Chapel in Ealing, London. The Grade-II listed Chapel is located next to our 270 new-build residential development, St Bernard’s Gate in  More »

Catalyst and Aldwyck – an update

The Catalyst board gave its go ahead for a merger with Aldwyck on Wednesday 5 December. This follows Aldwyck’s board approving the proposals the week before. Both boards believe that by joining together we’ll be able to build more homes over a wider area, deliver an excellent customer experience and create a greater place to  More »

Catalyst wins at SHIFT Sustainability Awards 2018

Catalyst picked up two awards at the SHIFT Sustainability Awards 2018  and were highly commended in one category. We were announced as Sustainable Housing Provider of the Year, an award we previously won in 2016, and won Sustainable New Build Project of the Year for our Wornington Green scheme in Kensington. We were also Highly  More »

Apprentice of the Year: Havelock apprentice triumphs at Ealing awards ceremony

Samantha Smith won Apprentice of the Year at the Ealing Apprenticeship Network Awards Ceremony last Thursday (1 November). Sam, who has previously worked as a tiler, became an apprentice after visiting an open day held by Catalyst Gateway. She is currently working for Screed Force Ltd who are a dry lining and screeding company contracted  More »

Catalyst and Aldwyck – an announcement

Catalyst and Aldwyck Housing Group have entered formal merger talks. A merger would create a housing provider with over 30,000 homes across London and the Home Counties. Bringing together the two organisations is expected to deliver a shared vision of exceptional customer service and increased development opportunities. Ian McDermott, currently Aldwyck Group Chief Executive, was  More »