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Catalyst is delighted to be shortlisted in four categories at this year’s First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards, with successful entries including the Best New Development in the South and Best First Time Buyer Apartment.
Selected by a panel of industry experts, Catalyst’s work across London and the counties has been recognised for the high-quality homes that the housing association continues to deliver for first time buyers.
Shortlisted for Best First Time Buyer Apartment, The Switch is an impressive development of 181 one-to-three-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments in Southwest London, equidistant between Earlsfield and Wimbledon, Meeting the needs of London’s first-time buyers, apartments at The Switch have versatility at their core, designed to maximise on space so that every square metre is best utilised. With two show homes available to demonstrate to purchasers the possibilities within the apartments, the spacious, open plan homes are ideally suited to first time buyers.
Newman Place, a collection of 270 affordable homes, ranging from one- bedroom apartments to four- bedroom houses has been shortlisted for Best New Development in the South. Situated just four miles south from Oxford City Centre, Newman Place offers exceptional choice for first time buyers. The development provides a large number of homes for Shared Ownership, meeting the demand for housing in the area, with an impressive 23 different layouts available.
Meanwhile, The Folium has been shortlisted for Best Show Home, recognised for capturing the essence of life in the leafy urban neighbourhood of Muswell Hill. Catalyst’s show home at The Folium demonstrates modern living in one of London’s chicest villages. Revealing the versatility of the space and tailored to meet the needs of modern life without compromising on a stylish interior scheme, the show home at The Folium showcases zoning techniques throughout, emphasising through thoughtful furniture placement, providing a space to work, socialise, dine and live.
Finally, shortlisted for Best First Time Buyer Family Home, The Braxton at The Lanes at Thorn Fields is a high specification semi-detached three-bedroom house available to purchase through Shared Ownership with Catalyst. The overall development offers a collection of 137 two-, three- and four-bedroom Shared Ownership homes by Catalyst in the family friendly town of Houghton Regis. Part of the family-orientated Bidwell West development project, the ambitious scheme is delivering up to 1,850 homes, new commercial space, a primary and secondary school, local centre and recreational and landscaped spaces.
Dedicated to recognising exceptional developments helping buyers on to the property ladder, the winners are selected by readers of First Time Buyer Magazine – voting is due to open soon.