Monday 07 December 2020 – Media Release
Vertus’ 10 George Street Awarded Gold at What House? Awards
10 George Street, Vertus’ first build-to-rent (BtR) scheme in Canary Wharf, has won Gold for the Best BtR Project at this year’s What House? Awards.
10 George Street won this much-desired award for the BtR sector, in the Awards’ 40th year. This major achievement comes in the same month Vertus launched its second BtR building, 8 Water Street.
The What House? Awards are often known as the Oscars of the UK’s housebuilding sector and they recognise the very best new homes across the country. There were 21 award categories this year, commemorating everything from the Best BtR Project to the Best Exterior Design and the Best Retirement Development. Due to the current social-distancing restrictions, this was the first year the awards ceremony was held digitally by comedian Romesh Ranganathan and What House? host Rupert Bates.
Alastair Mullens, Head of Vertus, comments, “For 10 George Street to be awarded Gold for the Best BtR Project at this year’s What House? Awards is a fantastic achievement. We welcomed our first residents to the building in February this year, just before the first lockdown, so we’re ecstatic that 2020 has ended with such great a win. Congratulations to all the team for their hard work!”
10 George Street was designed by GRID Architects and comprises 327 apartments. The scheme creates a new benchmark for build-to-rent living, with residents’ needs at the heart of every consideration from the design to the maintenance of the building. Residents can sign a flexible tenancy to suit their own needs, with varied deposit options available.
The apartments’ interiors are in an open-plan format to accentuate natural light throughout, with high-specification appliances. The homes are fully-furnished by Camerich and residents have autonomy over interior decorations. The first-class amenities at the development include Club Vertus, a private residents’ space which has been furnished by interior design house Angel O’Donnell.
Club Vertus provides a lounge, private event space and bar area with automatic wine dispensers. There is additionally an expansive south-facing garden terrace, which offers panoramic views across the South Dock and wider Canary Wharf skyline. The areas are available for private bookings for residents who would like to host events. There are additionally two hotel-style Guest Suites in the building which can be booked for visiting family or friends to use. The amenities are completed with a private gym studio run by wellness experts Antidote, part of the Health Concierge Group.
The amazing Club Vertus amenity spaces, combined with the flexible tenancy and deposit options, swift management solutions, community spirit and 24/7 Concierge team meant that the judges described 10 George Street as a worthy Gold winner.
Apartments at 10 George Street are available from £2,080 and at 8 Water Street from £1,950. For more information about Vertus or 10 George Street and 8 Water Street visit
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
Vertus is part of the Canary Wharf Group. Over the last 30 years the Group has serviced the world’s blue-chip corporate and retail tenants whilst undertaking the design, construction and management of the ever-growing Estate.
Canary Wharf Group has built this reputation by providing exceptional service through estate management, building management, public space management and security.
Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, 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 will manage all aspects of the build-to-rent developments on the Estate. The Vertus portfolio currently consists of three buildings, totalling 1,137 build-to-rent residential apartments.
Vertus will manage the residential leasing and management of the buildings and the individual apartments. Vertus will be dedicated to meeting the needs of their customers and residents by providing a superlative service, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has overseen the largest urban regeneration project in Europe and is a private real estate company that develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.
The company’s current £2.4 billion construction activity is composed of 500k square feet of commercial properties and over 1,750 new homes, for sale, for rent, intermediate and affordable. The development pipeline includes a further 4.8 million square feet of secured planning, with a further planning opportunity for North Quay of 2.5 million square feet.
CWG is an industry leader in sustainability including purchasing 100% renewable electricity for the Estate since 2012 and zero waste going to landfill from the managed Estate since 2009. By the end of 2020, CWG will be the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainably certified buildings.