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Living at Canary Wharf: The Best London Property To Buy & Rent

20 October 2020
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2020 has reminded us of the importance of being integrated with our surroundings, and having access to everything we need, when we need it. Community and connectivity are, and always have been, at the heart of all Canary Wharf spaces and, if you yearn to live by the water in a thriving urban dwelling, the Estate’s new Wood Wharf district is the place for you. Residents can expect to enjoy being part of a community served by the Jubilee Line and DLR, with an exceptional range of shops, amenities, community spaces and some of the best bars and restaurants in London on their doorstep.

The development plan for Wood Wharf was underpinned by its future as a community – destined to become a hub that every resident, and visitor, could enjoy. To this end, Wood Wharf not only comprises architecturally striking and distinctive new residential buildings but also beautifully-appointed outdoor spaces and, in the pipeline, a primary school, doctor’s surgery and premium health club by Third Space.

Exceptional London flats for sale can be found within 10 Park Drive and One Park Drive – the district’s signature, circular building, standing tall at the head of the dock and designed by Herzog & de Meuron – which both raise the bar for the standards one can expect to find in a central London property. One Park Drive – due for completion in spring 2021 – is home to a number of luxurious dwellings in various configurations, from the Bay apartments on the upper levels, with double-height terraces, to the Loft apartments on the lower levels, with wrap-around terraces and high ceilings. 10 Park Drive, which was designed by Stanton Williams and welcomed residents from June 2020, boasts studio, 1, 2 and 3-bed flats within its smart confines, as well as a private Sky Terrace on the 13th floor.

Apartments in Wood Wharf for rent, managed by Vertus, can be found within 10 George Street (opened in February 2020), 8 Water Street (available from November 2020) and Newfoundland (available from February 2021). Expect access to flexible tenancies and exclusive resident events, from wine tastings to film screenings. 8 Water Street is adjoined by a landscaped private garden overlooking South Dock and an expansive roof terrace, while the residents of 10 George Street, 37 storeys above Canary Wharf, can enjoy balconies with waterside views, a gym, bar and private lounge with south-facing terrace.

If sustainability matters to you when considering flats in London to rent or buy, Canary Wharf’s numbers speak for themselves. Since 2012, 100% of the Estate’s energy has been purchased from renewable sources. Since 2017, more than 5.8 million coffee cups have been recycled. Since 2018, 386,000 bottles have been refilled at the Estate’s seven water refill stations, installed as part of the Breaking the Plastic Habit campaign. There are 14 electric car charge points, and fewer than 5% of journeys are made by car. Significantly, the Estate has sent no waste to landfill from managed areas for more than a decade and was the world’s first commercial centre to be awarded plastic-free community status.

Canary Wharf has been designed to strengthen communities, contribute to the city’s world-class cultural stage and champion initiatives that make both the local area and wider world better places to be. A recent report by CBRE revealed East London had outperformed the rest of the London property market over the past five years, with house prices rising by 37 per cent. There couldn’t be a better time to make your move.

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