Sixty per cent of the homes for the proposal next to St Ann’s Hospital are affordable 

Catalyst and Hill Group Haringey plans

Catalyst and Hill Group plans for Haringey

Housing Association Catalyst and its development partner The Hill Group have submitted a hybrid planning application to Haringey Council for a 995-home scheme. 

Sixty per cent of the homes for the development on a site next to St Ann’s Hospital in South Tottenham will be affordable. 

The plan, submitted to the council on 6 July, includes shops and other commercial workspaces, while retaining and restoring historic hospital buildings. 

Philip Jenkins, executive director of development at the Peabody Group, of which Catalyst is a subsidiary since the associations merged in April, said: “We aim to deliver hundreds of much-needed new affordable homes in Haringey, as well as affordable workspaces and a network of green spaces, while sympathetically preserving the heritage of the hospital site for future generations.”

Andy Hill, chief executive at The Hill Group, added: “We are proud to be working with Catalyst to create this landmark project, whilst working closely with the local community to ensure the delivery of their vision.”

The Mayor of London originally purchased the former St Ann’s Hospital site using some of his £250m Land Fund to acquire land to deliver more affordable homes for Londoners. Catalyst was selected by the Mayor to develop the site in late 2020.

The planning application was submitted following more than a year of consultation with the local community, which included a festival that was attended by more than 300 people.

It has detailed plans for 239 homes within the first phase at the north west of the site, with outline plans for an additional 756 homes over future phases. Although the current masterplan is for 971 homes, the planning application is for up to 995 homes, as some of the phases are yet to be designed in detail.

There will be a mix of tenures on the site, including private sale, London Affordable Rent, London Living Rent, and Shared Ownership. The new neighbourhood will be completely tenure-blind. 

If the plans are approved, Catalyst and Hill plan to start work on the first phase of the development in Spring 2023. Future phases of the development will likely be consulted on later that year.

Catalyst Housing reported a 4.3% rise in its turnover for 2020/21 in October last year.