Pawfect 8 Water Street Sets the Gold Standard for Pet-Friendly Apartments

8 Water Street helps to tackle this lack of supply, by offering some of the best pet-friendly rentals in London ..

Along with home offices and access to high-quality green spaces one of the major trends to emerge in the rental sector in the past twelve months is the rise in pet ownership and demand for high-quality pet-friendly apartments. However, up until January 2021, when a new law was brought in to stop discrimination against tenants with pets, only 7% of private landlords across the UK advertise as suitable for pets.  

Vertus, Canary Wharf Group’s residential rental arm was ahead of the curve of this demand after launching Canary Wharf’s very first pet-friendly residential address, 8 Water Street. The scheme tackles the lack of supply in the sector by offering the only five-star pet-friendly build-to-rent (BtR) building on the Estate. 8 Water Street offers a best-in class experience for residents and pets alike and apartments are available from £1,950pcm

Alastair Mullens, Head of Vertus comments, “It has always been particularly difficult to find quality pet-friendly apartments in London. Encouragingly the Government has improved this, with the Housing Secretary’s shake up of the tenancy model. Since the first lockdown ended Google Trends are reporting an all-time high in searches for pet-friendly apartments2 and developments, as new owners look for the perfect apartment for themselves and their pets.  At 8 Water Street we are establishing a quality standard for what it means to be pet-friendly in London and the UK. The building itself reflects this vision, purposed designed by award-winning architects Stanton Williams with a collection of pet-friendly social spaces, low-rise character, large terrace and intimate connection to the surrounding boardwalks and landscaped green spaces.

8 Water Street comprises of 174 units ranging from spacious studios to three-bedroom apartments and features a number of benefits tenants’ four-legged friends will love. For example, 8 Water Street boasts anexpansive roof terrace – one of the highest places to walk a dog in the whole of London – which features attractive planting and amazing views for pets and owners alike to stretch their legs.  

Grassy green private gardens, directly at the base of the building offers another place for tenants to throw a ball around.  Tenants will also be able to benefit from upcoming exclusive partnerships with groomers on the Estate which will provide discount offers, so tenants’ pets can be pampered from nose to tail. 

Additionally, the 24/7 concierge team at 8 Water Street are able to book tenants’ pets in with trained and trusted dog walkers who know all the best places for a run about in the local area. Including, the newly opened waterside boardwalk, Harbour Quay, and surrounding green spaces such as Jubilee Park.  

New tenants Tod and Ted, along with their dog Scotch, recently moved into 8 Water Street from Chicago. Discussing the experience so far, they comment: “Scotch has settled in very quickly.He much prefers the weather hereandbeing close to some of London’s best green spaces, such as Greenwich Parkand the green spaces in Canary Wharf. He’s already made friends with the fab team atconciergeand met some newdogfriends in the neighbourhood.”  

Tenants at 8 Water Street also benefit from spectacular Club Vertus amenity spaces, which includes a residents’ lounge with self-service bar, a private rentable dining room and a snug / TV room which have been designed by Goddard Littlefair and furnished by Accouter Group of Companies.  

8 Water Street tenants can also take advantage of the wide range of pet-friendly cafes and restaurants on the Canary Wharf Estate, which include trendy wine bar Humble Grape, Brew Dog (which even offers doggie friendly beer) and No. 35 Mackenzie Walk.  

Apartments at 8 Water Street are available for prospective residents to view from £1,950pcm. For more information about Vertus or 8 Water Street visit or contact or   

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