We built 48 new affordable homes on the site of the former Temple Cowley swimming pool site in Oxford, in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and houses for shared ownership and affordable rent.

This city-centre development completed in late 2019, delivering much needed range of new apartments and houses that will help meet an increasing housing demand in Oxford. Designed by Hester Architects and constructed by the Mears Group, the scheme is made up of three blocks of apartments and a series of semi-detached and terraced properties.

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November 29, 2021

Catalyst appoints Bouygues UK for next phase of Portobello Square

Catalyst has announced that it will be working with Bouygues UK on the next phase of the Portobello Square regeneration at the Wornington Green estate in North Kensington.
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November 15, 2021

Catalyst’s Newman Place development in Oxford receives £4.34 million Growth Deal funding

Catalyst’s development of 270 new affordable homes at Newman Place in Oxford has received grant funding through the Oxfordshire Growth Deal.
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November 4, 2021

Catalyst publishes report from Cambridge roundtable discussion on the Arc’s Spatial Framework

Catalyst recently hosted a roundtable discussion in Cambridge, focusing on the role of affordable housing in the Arc project.
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November 2, 2021

Catalyst welcomes Step2Skills to Harpenden development to highlight careers in housing, development and construction

Catalyst recently hosted a site visit for employment advisors and mentors from Step2Skills at Hertfordshire County Council’s Adult Care Services.