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Canary Wharf Group appoints SEC Newgate to residential brief, including Vertus BTR portfolio

Build to Rent, Student Accommodation & Later Living

Canary Wharf Group, the largest sustainable developer in the UK, has appointed SEC Newgate UK to provide strategic communications for its residential property portfolio, including the award-winning One Park Drive and iconic BTR asset Newfoundland. 

Spanning both Residential Sales and Vertus (Canary Wharf Group’s residential leasing and operating arm), SEC Newgate will be tasked with the residential positioning of Wood Wharf – a new 23-acre neighbourhood within the wider Estate.

The communications campaign will seek to change perceptions of the Estate as a purely commercial district, incorporating brand partnerships, video and digital content creation, and a UK and international media relations campaign. 

Commenting on the appointment, Martine Basson, Senior Communications Manager at Canary Wharf Group, said:

“Anyone visiting the Estate can see that it’s already an incredible place to live, but as Wood Wharf evolves and our residential community grows, so too does our need to effectively communicate the benefits of living here. Over the last 30 years Canary Wharf has established itself as a world leading business district, so the challenge of pivoting some of this messaging is quite unique.  We were impressed by SEC Newgate’s creative approach and the experience of the team.”