Better homes

We are a major developer of high-quality homes for both sale and rent.

We provide a wide range of rental and homeownership opportunities for people at every stage of life.

We build and manage mixed income, mixed tenure neighbourhoods. Our work includes providing social, affordable and intermediate rental homes, sheltered housing, care homes, shared ownership and homes for private sale.

Award-winning quality

Building high-quality homes and communities

Catalyst is a major developer of new homes. We expect to build more than 7,000 new homes by 2020, housing 21,000 more people across London and the south east. We believe in mixed income, mixed tenure neighbourhoods.

We have a long-term interest in the homes we develop and the communities we create – maintaining and improving them to meet customers’ needs and expectations, while delivering value for money for the business, our partners and our residents.

We see the ongoing stewardship of neighbourhoods as a key part of our commitment to support successful and sustainable communities. We carry out regular work to enhance our properties and provide a first class housing management service.


Catalyst is one of the most environmentally friendly housing associations. We are one of only two housing providers in the country to achieve gold in the highly challenging SHIFT sustainability benchmarking scheme.

We are committed to preserving natural resources and increasing the use of renewable energy sources in the construction of our homes, as well as developing sustainable regeneration and asset management practices.

The Greenway, our award-winning sustainable development in Hounslow, is in the first wave of buildings designed to meet the highest standards for eco-friendly sustainable homes. It is also the first to meet the mayor of London’s new housing design guidelines. The Greenway has won a number of prestigious awards including ‘best sustainable scheme’ (National Housing Awards 2013).

Find out what we’re doing to reduce our environmental impact and carry out our business in a sustainable way.

Private sale developer

Catalyst by Design, our non-charitable, subsidiary company, develops homes for private sale. We use the profits to cross-subsidise our charitable work. Catalyst by Design is currently active on sites in Luton, Wycombe, Harrow, Brent, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Within five years, we expect Catalyst by Design to deliver around 300 private sale homes each year, reflecting our commitment to developing mixed income, mixed tenure schemes.

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