Build-to-rent development opens on Canary Wharf estate
The very first build-to-rent residential building on the Canary Wharf estate has opened today.
10 George Street, which is being leased by Vertus, was designed by GRID Architects, and marks the first build-to-rent residential building on the estate.
The building comprises 327 apartments, which will be part of up to 3,600 homes planned overall for the Wood Wharf neighbourhood.
Alastair Mullens, head of Vertus, commented: “It is a very exciting milestone to open our first development on the estate with the creation of these exceptional properties available exclusively to the rental market.
“The increasingly diverse nature of the area has created a strong appetite for living here, and so far, we’ve seen applicants of all ages from all walks of life.
“We look forward immensely to seeing a strong community develop as the very first people move onto the Estate.”
Laurence Osborn, director at GRID Architects, added: “Our intention for 10 George Street was to deliver a benchmark building that resonated with the Vertus brand which contributes to the emerging Wood Wharf skyline.
“The floor plan was developed so that all apartments have a view and private amenity space overlooking the South Dock.
“The lower stone building defines a human scale to George Street whilst the tower above has an elegant simplicity.
“With the retail, amenity spaces and terrace, 10 George Street will offer delight and varied experiences for future residents.”
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