‘Kidult’ area now open at Newfoundland, London’s skyline icon – 14.10.21

As the way we work changes, this new work-play area meets family needs in London

Newfoundland, a prestigious new addition to the Capital’s skyline and a landmark building for Vertus, Canary Wharf Group’s (CWG) residential rental arm, has opened a new ‘kidult’ area. The multi-faceted work-play space has been designed for adults and children and is the first of its kind for Vertus and   Canary Wharf.

The play space area of Newfoundland is situated within levels one and two of Newfoundland, the architectural and engineering masterpiece, and the tallest Build-to-Rent (BtR) scheme in the UK. Offering the ultimate space for hybrid working parents or those working full-time at home, the ‘kidult’ area has been developed for adults to work from home whilst watching their children play or to simply embrace the inner child at the end of a long day.

The new play area has been designed by Angel O’Donnell and features a rock-climbing wall with soft play surfaces, a slide and a TV zone, with an educational entertainment schedule, making it an ideal place for children to hang out.

The carefully designed workspaces allow for clear views of the play zones which feature the latest technology to ensure seamless videoconferencing for remote working, both indoor and outdoor. Guests can enjoy a selection of refreshments from the adjoining communal lounge areas while taking in the spectacular views of the river.

Vertus is setting a new standard with residential buildings offering an unmatched lifestyle experience attracting individuals, couples, and families in London.

Alastair Mullens, Managing Director of Vertus comments, “The opening of this dedicated area for hybrid or full time at home workers with children, demonstrates how we are keeping both this new way of life and families in mind. Newfoundland offers a truly unmatched rental lifestyle with smart layouts, sleek designs and top-end amenities.

“Tenants can enjoy a rock-climbing wall within the soft landscaped areas for adults and children alike to try, TV with a learning schedule within the residential building which is equipped with the highest levels of security.”

The roof above the kidult area also features a variety of different species of trees and plants as well as wildflowers that contribute to the overall wide biodiversity on the Canary Wharf estate

Rising 58 stories above the River Thames, Newfoundland comprises 636 stylish apartments ranging in size from studios to three-bedrooms. The spacious apartment interiors have been beautifully designed by Johnson Naylor and show apartments dressed by award-winning interior design studio Angel O’Donnell with furnishings from David Philips.

What sets Newfoundland apart as the pinnacle of the BTR sector is its stunning Vertus Plus amenity spaces, which span 13,000 sq. ft. Residents enjoy access to a stylish, yet cosy residents’ lounge area, which features automatic wine dispensers, coffee machines and an array of games such as a shuffleboard.

There is also a private rentable dining room, the perfect place to entertain friends and family, fitness studios which offer virtual classes and a sizeable gym. Completing the Vertus Plus amenities is a tranquil terrace garden that looks out across the River Thames.

The studio to three-bedroom apartments at the UK’s tallest BTR scheme, Newfoundland, are available to rent now. Prices start from £1,928pcm and for more information visit thisisvertus.com or contact leasing@thisisvertus.com  

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Canary Wharf Group plc
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Notes to Editors

About Vertus

Vertus is part of 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 neighbourhood, 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.     

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About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.7 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 1,000 Build to Rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 11 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally having purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme.

Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.

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