Posted 03/05/2022

Swan and Catalyst Statement – Blackhorse Yard

Swan Housing Association and Catalyst have today announced that the parties have mutually agreed that Swan will step away from its partnership with Catalyst to deliver the regeneration of Blackhorse Yard, Waltham Forest with immediate effect.

Having worked in partnership with Swan to secure planning permission for the scheme, Catalyst is now planning to deliver the 100% affordable scheme which will transform the former Webbs Industrial Estate into 359 affordable homes, 2,569 sqm (GIA) of retail, artist’s studios and other ancillary uses including 123 sqm (GIA) of affordable workspace.

Susan Hickey, Acting CEO of Swan Housing commented: 

“Having worked in partnership to secure planning permission for this transformative scheme in Waltham Forest, we wish the Catalyst team every success in taking the Blackhorse Yard scheme forward to the delivery phase, which will deliver much needed affordable homes for the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the GLA.”

Rachael Matthiae, Director of Development Delivery (London) of Catalyst commented:

“This 100% affordable scheme will make a huge difference to the community, delivering hundreds of high-quality homes for local people, as well as providing new public spaces where local retailers, artists and creators can thrive. We look forward to continuing with this exciting project.”