Vertus, Canary Wharf Group’s residential leasing and operating arm has reached stabilisation ahead of schedule at its pet-friendly development 8 Water Street in Wood Wharf. Launched in October 2020, 8 Water Street is one of Vertus’ three Build to Rent buildings, offering 174 apartments in a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom homes. The award-winning development was named Best London BTR Development in the HomeViews Awards last year.
Designed by renowned architects Stanton Williams, 8 Water Street intimately connects residents to the water and green spaces below. A landscaped private garden overlooks South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and gardens of Harbour Quay and the floating pavilions of Water Square, while the expansive roof terrace above is the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio. Residents enjoy the tranquillity of waterside living whilst being moments from high quality new restaurants including Hawksmoor and Emilia’s Crafted Pasta. They also benefit from complimentary membership to the Estate’s Third Space venue, Europe’s largest luxury health club.
“The appetite for Build to Rent apartments in London continues apace, and with the exceptional living spaces on offer at 8 Water Street and its location within the thriving new neighbourhood of Wood Wharf, it’s easy to see why. 8 Water Street was launched in the middle of the pandemic which makes reaching full occupancy ahead of schedule all the more remarkable. It’s testament to the tenacity of our Club Vertus team who worked so hard to accelerate our programme of online events – and outdoor events when permitted – that we were able to cultivate such a strong sense of community when it was most needed. The fact 8 Water Street is a pet-friendly building has also been a big attraction for many new residents.”Alastair Mullens, Managing Director, Vertus
Like all Vertus schemes, 8 Water Street offers state-of-the-art amenities including a self-service bar with free vend bean-to-cup coffee machines and wine dispensers, private dining room, lounge, co-working areas and private outdoor space. Club Vertus is also available to residents, which provides a range of curated events to encourage like-minded residents to make the most of the indoor and outdoor shared spaces. Rental prices start from £1,950pcm which includes access to the communal amenities, high-speed broadband and Samsung HD Smart TV with a TV licence.
Canary Wharf’s new Wood Wharf neighbourhood will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2m sq ft of office space, 350,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and over nine acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.
Vertus manage all aspects of the Build to Rent developments on the Estate. The portfolio currently consists of three buildings – 10 George Street, 8 Water Street and Newfoundland, which total 1,137 Build to Rent apartments.