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8 Water Street: Vertus’ 5-Star Pet-Friendly Residence Opens

London's first luxury rental residence designed exclusively for pet owners comes complete with large roof terrace

Editorial Team | 24th November, 2020

According to research carried out by the Dogs Trust, 78% of pet owners experience difficulty finding a rental property. Helping to fill this gap, Vertus, Canary Wharf Group’s residential leasing arm, has opened the doors to 8 Water Street, the first pet-friendly build-to-rent offering on the Estate.

Vertus, Canary Wharf Group’s residential leasing arm, has welcomed the first residents at its brand-new pet-friendly building, 8 Water Street, Wood Wharf. The scheme is the second of Vertus’ Build-to-Rent (BtR) developments and the first to fully welcome domestic pets to stay overnight.

The development also features the largest roof terrace available in the portfolio, with exceptional views across the docks and onto Canary Wharf. Tenants can expect all the spectacular benefits from the Vertus brand, such as flexible deposit options, a residents’ app and an outstanding range of amenity spaces, all within a relaxed atmosphere perfect for families and those looking for serenity in the city. Apartments at 8 Water Street start from £1,950pcm.

Designed by award-winning architecture firm Stanton Williams, 8 Water Street has a low-rise character, meaning that residents have direct access to the surrounding verdant private gardens, boardwalks, and soothing water of the dock. Residents will also be located adjacent to the upcoming floating pavilions of Water Square.

8 Water Street is a five-star pet-friendly collection of 174 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. The well-presented apartments range in price from £1,950pcm for a spacious studio, to £5,200pcm for a spectacular three-bedroom apartment. Each apartment is open plan and accentuates the natural light throughout, with floor to ceiling windows and either a terrace or balcony looking out over the boardwalks and water below, a great place for pets and their owners to catch some winter sun. Apartments also feature wooden floors, high-specification appliances throughout and heated floors in the bathroom. The apartments have been furnished to an exceptional quality by Accouter Group of Companies.

Alastair Mullens, Head of Vertus comments, “We’re really pleased to welcome our first residents to 8 Water Street, the second completed development at Vertus and the first pet-friendly BtR building in Canary Wharf. The launch represents a milestone in the creation of new properties available exclusively to the rental market on the Canary Wharf estate.

“8 Water Street has an intimate and relaxed environment, perfect for those after that relaxed homely feel, all within a five-star setting. We look forward to welcoming more residents and their pets in the coming weeks.”

Residents at 8 Water Street benefit from exceptional amenities and services comprising 2,917 sq. ft. of Club Vertus amenity space, which includes a private rentable dining room, residents lounge and a snug / TV room, perfect for a family film afternoon on a Sunday. The lounge has a self-service bar, great for having a cosy drink as winter draws in.

8 Water Street also boasts an expansive roof terrace, the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio and shared private gardens at the base of the building. The concierge team is also on hand 24/7 to help with residents’ every need, including looking after their pets if they go out for the day or to the shops. In addition, residents will also benefit from a pet grooming facility on site.

Residents at 8 Water Street can expect the latest technology in the form of a Vertus residents app. The app is a portal to access a range of Vertus benefits. Residents can book the amenity spaces of Club Vertus or join or even start a club helping to grow the 8 Water Street community. They can use the app to contact the concierge team, request any maintenance requirements and take advantage of the benefits and partnerships with retailers across the wider Canary Wharf estate.

8 Water Street, along with Vertus’ first building, 10 George Street, set a precedent for BtR developments across the capital; by creating a lifestyle that’s hard to beat in Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. The new district, Wood Wharf, will house up to 3,600 new homes, 350,000sq. ft of retail space and nine acres of public spaces, adding to the already extensive offering of Canary Wharf. Already well-connected by the Jubilee and DLR lines, the arrival of the Elizabeth line will make Canary Wharf even more accessible.

Show apartments at 8 Water Street will be available for potential residents to view from £1,950. For more information about Vertus or 8 Water Street visit



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