Deal aims to see the pair build 2,000 homes in the next decade in and around Epsom

Catalyst Housing Group has bought Epsom-based social landlord Roseberry in a deal the organisations said will see 2,000 homes built in the area over the next 10 years.

The G15 housing association, which own 34,000 homes in London and the South-east, said it had formally agreed the “partnership” with 2,700-home Roseberry, following discussions that began in August last year.

Catalyst Housing Group

Homes owned by Catalyst Housing Group

The deal, prompted by Roseberry’s desire to embark on major estate regeneration projects, sees Roseberry become a subsidiary of Catalyst, albeit continuing to operate with its own board and management team.

The organisations said in a statement that the partnership “has an aspiration to deliver 2,000 new homes in Rosebery’s area of operation within 10 years”.

Ian McDermott, chief executive of Catalyst, said: “Catalyst has been open to gradual growth opportunities and this partnership fits our philosophy of being able to build more homes in a thoughtful, considered way.”