Catalyst has announced that it will be working with Bouygues UK to complete the next phase of regeneration at Portobello Square, North Kensington
Bouygues is anticipated to begin constructing Phase 2b of the regeneration in June 2022, with the phase expected to take around two years to complete.
Once complete, the Portobello Square regeneration project will deliver around 1,000 new homes, with social housing, commercial and community spaces, and 2.3 acres of a new public park.
This phase of the regeneration will deliver 230 new homes, including 108 homes for social rent alongside 11 homes for shared ownership.
All existing Catalyst residents on the estate will have the option of being re-housed in the new development if they wish.
The new neighbourhood will be completely tenure-blind – meaning there will no difference between the private-sale and affordable homes.
The regeneration will also deliver a host of new community facilities and dramatically improved green spaces.
Alongside regenerating the community, the project will offer employment, training, and social value opportunities, which will enhance the lives of local people long after the construction works have been completed.
There will include new apprenticeship positions, support for job seekers, new community and youth initiatives as well as more investment in the local area.
‘Reinvigorating an iconic part of London’
Rob Bradley, CEO at Bouygues UK said: “We are delighted to be appointed to deliver the next phase of Portobello Square.
“Our experience on projects like this across London, and with ensuring minimal disruption for the local community, will ensure the successful delivery of this phase.
“Having previously worked with Catalyst on flagship projects such as Havelock Estate in Ealing, we look forward to working alongside the team again to support its ambition to reinvigorate this iconic part of London.”
‘Bouygues were the best team to take forward’
Richard Smith, managing director of New Homes London at Catalyst added: “Despite the excellent quality of the submissions we had from construction contractors, it was clear the Bouygues UK were the best team to take forward the construction of the next phase of Portobello Square.
“This marks a significant milestone in developing a significant number of new homes for families in North Kensington.”