Vertus, Canary Wharf Group’s residential leasing arm is delighted to announce that its Newfoundland development has won its category at the coveted 2021 International Property Awards.
The accolade celebrates the outstanding architecture of Newfoundland, the tallest Build-to-Rent tower in the UK, designed by award-winning London architects, Horden Cherry Lee. Standing over 58-storeys and comprising 636 stylish and modern apartments, from studios to three-bedrooms, Newfoundland is an architectural and engineering masterpiece redefining the London skyline with uninterrupted views eastwards over Canary Wharf and Docklands and westwards towards the City and rest of the capital.
The International Property awards recognise the highest levels of achievement in real estate, development, architecture and interior design in both residential and commercial sectors. With sustainability, high living standards, ergonomics, originality and creativity at the forefront of judges’ decisions. The London judging round celebrates the very best of what the UK has to offer, with 40+ categories split across 4 key sectors: Architecture, Interior Design, Development and Real estate. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence and recognises only the most outstanding properties.
For the Residential High Rise Development award, the panel of expert judges considered in depth how location, architectural merit, interior design, sustainability, layout, appearance and finish contributed to a development of outstanding quality, worthy of international recognition.
Newfoundland’s design is remarkable due the site running directly above the Transport for London’s (TFL) Jubilee Line, which meant several challenges during the construction process. The scheme’s distinctive slim design and unique diamond façade were determined by the narrow footprint of the site and diagonal alignment of the surrounding streets.
The design brief further required optimisation of pedestrian movement around the base of the building, sustainability features, and access to stunning views of the Thames. By surpassing these requirements and challenges, Newfoundland is a striking new landmark development for Canary Wharf.
Alastair Mullens, Managing Director, Vertus comments: “Newfoundland, the tallest Build to Rent scheme in the UK is the latest milestone in the exciting development of the Canary Wharf estate as a place to live, work and play. Carefully thought-out engineering and architectural processes were implemented to create the remarkable diagrid structure and it is a great achievement for this work to be recognised by this accolade.’’
Residents benefit from Newfoundland’s Club Vertus amenity spaces, which span 13,000 sq. ft and includes a cosy residents’ lounge that features automatic wine dispensers, coffee machines and games such as a shuffleboard. There is also a private rentable dining space with private kitchen and fitness studios which offer virtual classes and a sizeable gym. Completing the Club Vertus amenities is a tranquil terrace garden that looks out across the River Thames.
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Canary Wharf Group plc
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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, 10 George Street which is complete and two more which are under construction, 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) 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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