Newfoundland wins two WhatHouse? awards – 26.11.21

Canary Wharf Group’s Newfoundland has won two WhatHouse? awards, including Best Exterior Design (Silver) and Best Build to Rent Project (Bronze)

Newfoundland, the tallest Build to Rent tower in the UK, has been awarded Best Exterior Design (Silver) and Best Build to Rent Project (Bronze) at this year’s WhatHouse? Awards.

The WhatHouse? Awards, which have been running for more than 40 years, recognise customer-focused housebuilders delivering the best new homes across Britain.

Owned and managed by Vertus, Canary Wharf Group’s residential leasing arm, Newfoundland is one of the most striking buildings in the UK, with its distinctive diagrid design easily recognisable across London’s skyline.

Designed by award-winning London architects Horden Cherry Lee (HCL), the 58-storey building comprises 636 stylish and modern apartments, from studios to three-bedrooms, offering uninterrupted views eastwards over Canary Wharf and Docklands and westwards towards the City.

Commenting on the design of the building, the WhatHouse? judges said: “The exterior design of Newfoundland is instantly recognisable with its warm silver diagrid distinguishing it from its commercial office neighbours in Canary Wharf, providing an impressive focus to the west end of Middle Dock. We were particularly impressed with the clever way the massive structural diagrid masks the apartments’ Juliet balconies – an intelligent idea that preserves the coherence of the overall design.”

Alastair Mullens, Managing Director, Vertus added: “Newfoundland has quickly developed a reputation for being one of the most distinctive Build to Rent buildings in the UK, and these fantastic accolades further build on that reputation. Build to Rent is increasingly being recognised as an excellent housing tenure that suits many different types of tenants, providing them with instant access to best-in-class design, amenities and service, resulting in a high-quality day-to-day experience and improved quality of live.”

Residents of Newfoundland benefit from a programme of resident-curated clubs as well as an ongoing programme of social events organised by a dedicated team. With an elegantly designed lounge and a games room, Newfoundland also features a large, west-facing terrace, BBQ and two children’s play areas, as well as co-working areas with high-speed internet and state-of-the-art gym. Residents have access to a private dining room, which can be booked for special occasions, and there is also a screening room with a wide-screen TV and games consoles, suited to a variety of different uses.

A 24-hour concierge is in place to assist residents with enquiries and receive parcels, ensuring a seamless experience as well as safety and security. 

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Notes to Editors

About Vertus

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.
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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.
Instagram: @canarywharflondon / @woodwharf
Twitter: @YourCanaryWharf / @CanaryWharfGrp / @Level39CW / @Wood_Wharf