Catalyst get Havelock

catalyst havelock estate may 2012Catalyst Housing has been selected by Ealing Council to deliver the 904 home regeneration of the Havelock Estate in Southall.

Catalyst along with partner Leadbitter Group will work to regenerate the estate, providing new homes for social rent and shared ownership as well 427 homes for outright sale through development arm Catalyst By Design.

Catalyst say the proposals, which include a £1m community regeneration fund with a £100,000 community chest to support community projects, reinforce their long term commitment to Southall and to building long lasting sustainable communities.

Catalyst and Leadbitter have brought on board architects Pollard Thomas Edwards, who designed Catalyst’s award winning Page Road regeneration scheme in Hounslow.

The plans for the Havelock estate involve building 904 new homes, including 372 homes for existing tenants, 105 shared ownership and shared equity properties and 427 new homes for outright sale. Catalyst will also bring improvements to the local area including new park areas, landscaping along the canal to increase the amount of public open space, and a community hub close to the canal, providing a community centre, shops and café.

Ealing Council Lead member for housing, Hitesh Tailor said: “We listen carefully to residents aspirations for skills, training and fostering a real sense of community, which is why Catalysts commitment to community development has met with such high approval.”

Rod Cahill, chief executive of Catalyst Housing said: “Catalyst has a long standing commitment to the Southall area stretching back over forty years, which has given us an immense knowledge and understanding of the local area.  Alongside the high quality new homes, our investment in employment and community initiatives will provide real jobs and training for local people.”

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