The new apartment building brings 28 high-quality and much-needed new homes with seven one-bed and 21 two-bedroom flats for people on the district’s housing register. Apartments have a contemporary finish with modern fixtures and fittings and with carpet, flooring and blinds fitted throughout.

Reflecting the town’s heritage, Hawking’s House is named after Stephen Hawking who spent some of his school days in St Albans.

This development of high-quality new homes for local people who are unable to buy or rent at market rate demonstrates our commitment to working in partnership with local authorities. St Albans City & District Council transferred ownership of the site to us in 2017 as the sheltered housing building on the land at that time had reached the end of its life.

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July 19, 2022

Plans submitted for up to 995 new homes in Haringey

Catalyst and The Hill Group have submitted a planning application for a mixed-use development adjacent to St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey.
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July 15, 2022

Catalyst appoints development partner The Hill Group to deliver 58 new affordable homes near Milton Keynes

Catalyst has appointed The Hill Group to build 58 new affordable homes in the village of Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire.
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June 10, 2022

Final phase of new affordable homes underway at Kite Meadows in Buckinghamshire

Catalyst has started work on the phase of 24 new homes for shared ownership that will complete Kite Meadows in Princes Risborough.
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June 1, 2022

Building work starts at Capital Interchange Way

Construction begins on 420 new homes, plus commercial and retail space.