14/01/2019 • Partnerships

Catalyst and Mount Anvil announce development partnership

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 reprovision of all 225 homes for social rent alongside new shared ownership homes. There will also be more larger family homes to meet the needs of current Catalyst residents. In addition, the scheme will deliver new commercial space, landscaped green spaces and an improved community facility.

Catalyst will continue to own Friary Park and manage the homes for rent and shared ownership. Catalyst’s commitments to the current residents of Friary Park will remain unchanged throughout the partnership. All current Catalyst residents on Friary Park will have the option of being rehoused in the new development, if planning permission is granted.

Redevelopment of the estate is required given the existing conditions of the properties on the Estate. The redevelopment will also make better use of its proximity to the local shopping area and the nearby Acton Main Line train station, which will be part of the new Crossrail network.

Catalyst has been consulting on the proposals to regenerate the estate with residents and the local community since 2014. The partners will work together to continue developing the designs for Friary Park and will jointly submit a planning application to Ealing Council in 2019.

Ian McDermott of Catalyst said: “Catalyst has been working with residents for some time to deliver modern, efficient new homes and a thriving neighbourhood at Friary Park. We are excited to be announcing our partnership with Mount Anvil, who will bring a wealth of design and construction experience to the redevelopment. We remain committed to providing good quality, affordable homes for our residents and are looking forward to introducing Mount Anvil to them.”

Killian Hurley of Mount Anvil said: “We look forward to working in partnership with Catalyst to create an outstanding place where people can thrive. Together we’re delivering better homes for Friary Park residents, creating quality mixed-tenure neighbourhoods, green spaces for the community and a legacy of skills for the local people.”


Catalyst is one of the leading housing associations in London and the South East, managing over 21,000 rented and shared-­ownership homes. Catalyst has an office in Ealing and owns and manages around 5000 homes in the borough, including over 400 in Acton Central. They are experts in placemaking and developing tenure-­blind neighbourhoods, with a strategy in place that will see them build 1,000 homes a year by 2020.

Their approach to creative design, effective urban planning and high quality development is underpinned by their long-­term interest in the neighbourhoods they work in. By adopting a stewardship role, they ensure that the places they help to create are well maintained, look great and remain desirable places to live.

Mount Anvil

Mount Anvil has spent nearly 30 years focused on London, striving to become its most respected developer.

A Mount Anvil home is part of a collection that’s in tune with its surroundings. They’re built to last and built for lasting value. We raise the bar each time, evidenced by the customers and partners that keep coming back to us.

We promise and deliver exceptional homes and places that are known for world-­class design, lasting quality and genuine customer care. We call that Better London Living.

The results are clear:

• Highly Commended at 2018 London Evening Standard New Homes Awards for Best Apartment (Queen’s Wharf)

• Highly Commended at 2018 Sunday Times British Homes Awards for Apartment Development of the Year (Keybridge)

• 2017 Best Partnership of the Year at WhatHouse?

• Four consecutive years as the UK’s number one company for health and safety (2014-­2017), receiving the highest score ever awarded by the British Safety Council to any company, in any sector

• Three consecutive years as RESI Developer of the Year (2013-­2015)

• Eleven years in a row as one of the Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For (2007 – 2017)

• A truly owner-­managed business, the majority of our 200 people are shareholders in the company

London is ever-­changing and we’re proud of the role we’ve played in creating homes and communities which enhance its world-­class status.