Catalyst New Homes: Shared Ownership and Help to Buy showcase in West London

First time buyers can visit ARRO and Aspire at St Bernard’s Gate in Ealing

Helping the capital’s first time buyers find a corner of West London to call their own, Catalyst is hosting two first time buyer events on Saturday 22nd May at ARRO in Southall and Aspire at St Bernard’s Gate in Hanwell.

The appointment-only events will give interested buyers an opportunity to tour the show homes with Catalyst’s sales teams and meet with advisors from Meridian Mortgages for expert financial advice. Purchasers will also be able to benefit from exclusive incentives if they reserve on the day, including a 5% deposit contribution, a contribution toward their legal fees, and a one-year service charge holiday at ARRO. Eager buyers who reserve on the day at Aspire at St Bernard’s Gate will be eligible for exclusive furniture packs, helping them to get their new home live in ready from the start.

Offering homes for Shared Ownership at ARRO and through Help to Buy at Aspire at St Bernard’s Gate, Catalyst is providing first time buyers with a range of routes on to the property ladder, enabling them to choose the right option to suit their financial situation.

Internal show home photography by Catalyst - Shared Ownership and Help to Buy homes available on Share to Buy

Markus Kendall-Young, Director of Sales and Marketing at Catalyst, comments:

“West London has long been popular thanks to its green spaces and variety of village-like neighbourhoods. Over the past year these elements have become more important than ever, drawing a record number of first time buyers to look westwards. Recent buyers at ARRO have moved from as far as Leytonstone and Bexley, demonstrating just how strong the pull west is.

“Hanwell and Southall are both fantastic options for first time buyers looking in the London Borough of Ealing, thanks to their relative affordability compared to neighbouring areas. Both locations offer all the hallmarks of living in West London – excellent transport links, strong high streets, and friendly neighbours – without the typical price premium.”

Just an 11 minute walk from Hanwell Station, Aspire at St Bernard’s Gate is a heritage-rich development in the leafy urban village of Hanwell. Built around the Grade II Listed North House, St Bernard’s Chapel and gatehouse arch, Catalyst’s quality homes match the grandeur of the historic surroundings, with just a handful of one and two bedroom apartments remaining. Inside, high specification finishes include spacious open-plan layouts that flow into private balconies or terraces, high specification kitchens and bathrooms, and video entrance phone systems for added peace of mind. The neighbourhood of Hanwell is well-known for its lush green spaces, variety of good schools, and thriving high street only a 10 minute walk away.

External CGI of Catalyst's Asprire - Help to Buy homes available on Share to Buy

In neighbouring Southall, ARRO is a collection of studio, one and two bedroom apartments available through Shared Ownership. The development offers one of the earliest opportunities to buy in one of London’s most ambitious regeneration projects – The Green Quarter. The Green Quarter will become home to 3,700 new homes and 13 acres of green space, including a new park that will stretch over 500m in length and feature over 250 trees, right in the heart of the development.

Homes at ARRO feature flexible, open-plan layouts and top-of-the-range kitchens and bathrooms. All homes, including studio apartments, are complete with a balcony or terrace – providing residents sought-after access to private outdoor space. Convenient for commuting, the development is only a 10 minute walk from Southall station, where journeys into London Paddington take from 16 minutes.

External CGI of Catalyst's ARRO - Shared Ownership homes available on Share to Buy

Prices at Aspire at St Bernard’s Gate start from £365,000 with Help to Buy available. Homes at ARRO start from £66,875 for a 25% share (full market value £267,500).

Catalyst’s West London Untapped: A First Time Buyer Event at ARRO and Aspire at St Bernard’s Gate are taking place on Saturday 22nd May. To register for an appointment, visit

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