London’s skyline welcomes Newfoundland BTR building

Vertus’ newest Build to Rent building, Newfoundland in Canary Wharf launches and is welcoming its first residents.

Aerial view of Newfoundland Place, Canary Wharf, London - Vertus | BTR News
Aerial view of Newfoundland Place, Canary Wharf, London.

Canary Wharf Group’s residential rental arm – Vertus – has launched its new Build to Rent building, Newfoundland. A prestigious new addition to the Capital’s skyline, the landmark building is now complete and is welcoming its first residents. 

The opening of Newfoundland, the tallest Build to Rent scheme in the UK marks a watershed moment for the sector – which is going from strength to strength. A recent market report from Savills highlighted that tenants are looking for apartments with convenience in a vibrant location – and Newfoundland meets this and more.

Rising 58 storeys above the River Thames, Newfoundland has 636 stylish Build to Rent homes – a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments. The interiors of the spacious apartment have been beautifully designed by Johnson Naylor and show apartments dressed by award winning Angel O’Donnell. Apartments feature light, open plan living and high-specification appliances, with floor to ceiling windows and Juliet balconies offering magnificent views that are bound to impress. David Phillips have furnished the apartments and residents have the option of painting the walls to make the place feel like home. 

“The opening of Newfoundland marks a really exciting milestone in the evolution of the Canary Wharf estate, which many people now call home, making it a truly sustainable 24/7 city. Newfoundland offers a truly unmatched rental lifestyle. 

“Tenants can expect first-class Club Vertus amenity spaces, designed by Johnson Naylor and dressed by David Phillips. To complement these exceptional spaces, Newfoundland boasts the best uninterrupted views east, over Canary Wharf and the Docklands, or west towards the City and the rest of London. They really are incomparable.” 

Alastair Mullens, Head of Vertus 

Alongside the amenities, the award-winning M Restaurant will open their first restaurant in Canary Wharf later this year – on the first floor of Newfoundland. Residents will benefit from some of the finest dining the Estate has to offer within their building, offering an additional, elevated rental experience.

What sets Newfoundland apart is its stunning Club Vertus amenity spaces – spanning 13,000 sq. ft. Residents have access to a gym and fitness studios offering virtual classes and jaw dropping views, and a stylish, yet cosy residents’ lounge area featuring automatic wine dispensers, coffee machines and games such as a shuffleboard and a pool table. A private dining space is also available to rent, offering a place to entertain family and friends. There is also a tranquil terrace garden that looks out across the River Thames and includes a separate children’s play area and games room, which has been dressed by Angel O’Donnell. 

The Newfoundland scheme has been designed with sustainability in mind with features including saving over 8,000kg of Co2 emissions through the installation of PV solar panels on the roof, which is the equivalent of saving 768 gallons of diesel. The roof also features a variety of different species of wildflowers that contribute to the overall biodiversity on the Canary Wharf estate – which includes five types of bats and birds such as tufted ducks, Mallards and Terns. 

Newfoundland Place building in Canary Wharf - Vertus | BTR News

Designed by award-winning London architecture firm, Horden Cherry Lee (HCL), Newfoundland is an architectural and engineering masterpiece, distinguished by its unique diagrid structural design.

“As the UK’s tallest Build to Rent scheme it has been a brilliant opportunity to work on the design of Newfoundland. It’s unique diagrid or diamond shaped façade that frames the building beautifully stands out amongst the commercial offices of Canary Wharf and earns its place in London’s list of outstanding landmark buildings.” 

Billie Lee, Director, HCL