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Living in Canary Wharf

3 July 2023
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Canary Wharf has redefined city living, providing unique homes and a thriving community not just for our residents but also for those immersed in retail, leisure, commerce and culture across our estate. Amid acres of green parks and gardens and riverside are six remarkable new buildings: there are homes for sale within One Park Drive, 8 Harbord Square and 10 Park Drive, while within 8 Water Street, 10 George Street and Newfoundland, there are apartments to rent with Vertus.

The masterminds behind the masterplan for this waterfront neighbourhood researched its history in great detail – the levels, old docks and water systems – so that their plan would reflect both the modern urban scale of Canary Wharf and the sheer drama of the surrounding waterways. One Park Drive is found in an enviable dockside location, with its neighbour 10 Park Drive and 10 George Street and 8 Water Street both nearby; Newfoundland overlooks the River Thames and Middle Dock; and 8 Harbord Square is near both the dock and the river, in the heart of The Lanes, lively streets that will be reminiscent of Soho with an atmosphere to match. All were designed with the water in mind and benefit from excellent connections too; in addition to the Jubilee line, DLR and bus services, the Elizabeth line can now transport locals to the West End in just 13 minutes and Heathrow in 45 minutes.

Those who choose to set up home in Canary Wharf discover, over weeks, months and years, the deep-rooted qualities and quirks of a vibrant district. It is unlike any other area of London: this diverse neighbourhood is home to independent restaurants, cafes and cocktail bars, calming waterside boardwalks and beautiful landscaped parks.

  • Canary Wharf Apartments For Sale

The apartments for sale in One Park Drive, 10 Park Drive or 8 Harbord Square have all been designed by world-leading architects, with a strong focus on sustainability, natural light, high quality materials, and community.

No. 8 Harbord Square

 

No. 8 Harbord Square, apartment interior

 

June 2023 saw the launch of two new show apartments within 8 Harbord Square, both of which reflect the cutting-edge style of the 82 apartments now available for sale. Its appearance, inside and out, has been inspired both by its urban dockside heritage, as well as the style of New York artist apartments of the 1950s-70s. Its architects were tasked with ensuring 8 Harbord Square matched the ‘honesty, simplicity and robustness’ of the warehouses which dominated London’s historic wharfs; thus its open-plan apartments feature exposed brick walls, stainless steel kitchen countertops, large Crittall-style windows and industrial concrete ceilings.

These are spaces to be made your own – ‘no walls, no rules’, declare the designers of 8 Harbord Square – so create your own floorplan and apartment layout to best suit your lifestyle. Those opting for the Prospect Lofts have 809 sq. ft. of flexible space to personalise and make their own. For those who would like a little more space to play around with, the Gramercy Lofts offer 1,037 sq. ft. of uncontained living space, bathed in natural light thanks to the dual aspect, black powder-coated Crittall-style windows.

Once complete, 8 Harbord Square will sit within The Lanes; meandering streets home to boutique shops, new restaurants and artisan delis. Adjacent is the tranquil, landscaped Harbord Square Park, situated by the water and open 24/7 to boost residents’ wellbeing and connection to nature.

Prices from £765,000* (*Prices correct at time of publication)

Find out more about 8 Harbord Square

 

One Park Drive Penthouses

 

One Park Drive Penthouse interior

 

One Park Drive is the most iconic new addition to the London skyline; a striking architectural masterpiece designed by the renowned Herzog & de Meuron, available to move in now. Home to 484 residences split across three different typologies, with the Penthouses situated at its heights on the 56th floor. These extraordinary duplex penthouse apartments are all unique, ranging between 1,637 sq. ft. and 2,122 sq. ft. of luxury living space and are complete with the most incredible views across London.

This is elevated living at its apex: each penthouse, with double-height ceilings and striking sculptural architecture, has a unique floorplan, with rooms configured to make the most of their aspect and position within the building. The upper and lower floors are connected by spiral concrete staircases, while wood-lined ‘pocket’ courtyard gardens allow residents to gaze up at the sky above and experience the elements from within their penthouse home. Kitchens feature integrated Gaggenau appliances, intricate oak carpentry and island units finished with white marble countertops, while the curved walls of the elegantly understated bathrooms are finished in a polished Moroccan tadelakt plaster.

Residents at One Park Drive have access to a multitude of amenities situated within the building itself, ranging from wellness facilities such as swimming and hydro pools, a gym, sauna and steam room, to a cinema, residents’ lounge and library, and not to mention a 24/7 concierge. One Park Drive has already scooped a number of covetable awards, including Development of the Year at the British Home Awards 2021 and Best Luxury Development in the 2021 WhatHouse? Awards; its Penthouses adhere to its scrupulously high – in every sense of the word – standards.

Prices from £3.95m* (*Prices correct at time of publication)

Find out more about the Penthouses at One Park Drive

  • Canary Wharf Apartments To Rent by Vertus

Vertus is a new way to rent, delivered on behalf of Canary Wharf Group. Vertus buildings Newfoundland, 10 George Street and 8 Water Street place the greatest value on service, sustainability and community, in every aspect of each building. This ensures renters can connect with their new neighbours, foster close ties and feel a true sense of belonging in their new neighbourhood, which prioritises work, social and service spaces.

Recently launched is Vertus+, adding yet more value to your life and lifestyle as a renter in Canary Wharf. Across the three buildings you have access to a number of unique amenity Spaces, from guest suites, games areas, lounges and private dining rooms to screening rooms, self-service bars and terraces for entertaining, socialising and relaxing. Use the Vertus+ app to access the many Perks and curated Events programme available to all residents. Fancy an exclusive yoga class? What about a language class, or monthly Wine Wednesday?

 

Newfoundland apartment interior

 

When it comes to the homes themselves, the views from the 58-storey Newfoundland are hard to beat. Whether you opt for a studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment, you’ll be able to gaze out over London’s skyline and enjoy the incredible panorama that the building’s riverside location and thoughtful architecture showcase. Newfoundland is the tallest Build-to-Rent building in London and, in addition to all the perks and services mentioned above, it is in the heart of a thriving, safe, managed Estate.

Find out more about Newfoundland 

 

10 George Street  exterior

 

10 George Street is a 37-storey building contoured by generous east, west and south-facing balconies, overlooking Harbour Quay Gardens and South Dock. It was voted, by residents, the Best Residential Development in London on independent review platform HomeViews and has its own south-facing terrace looking over the gardens and water below with Mediterranean-style daybeds for relaxing days and sociable evenings. Welcome home to 10 George Street where you’ll find popular Indian eatery Dishoom and 100% plant-based Mallow among your new neighbours.

 

People playing table tennis at 8 Water Street

 

8 Water Street makes the most of its low-rise structure, designed to connect residents with the water, green spaces and boardwalks, as well as benefiting from the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio and proximity to Water Street’s floating pavilions – home to Hawksmoor and The Lowback bar. It’s Canary Wharf’s first pet-friendly building too, and a dog agility course opened in the spring on its roof terrace to further cater to pets.

Find out more about 8 Water Street

Apartments to rent from £2,300* (studio apartment). *Prices correct at time of publication.

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