Vastint UK has launched Sugar House Island’s signature collection of riverside rental homes in London’s last surviving sugar refinery building of its era. The namesake of the Island, The Sugar House is a five-storey Victorian warehouse which has been carefully restored for modern living, offering eight exclusive new homes to rent.

The building offers a selection of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, with bespoke furniture packages, tailored to each apartment’s individual character. Heritage features have been preserved and incorporated, with exposed brickwork and original timber beams beautifully featured in the apartments alongside spiral staircases and mezzanine floors. Some of the homes feature spacious outdoor terraces, creating additional living and entertaining space. From the terraces residents can gaze over the canal and observe the original brickwork, featuring the date of the Sugar House’s creation inlayed in the exterior wall (1882). Inside the homes, the original elements seamlessly intertwine with modern design, creating characterful spaces. The eight homes all include integrated Bosch kitchen appliances and marble effect countertops for a contemporary luxury feel.

The Island has a vast history from textile printing and ink making, to sweet production and sugar refinement located here in the 19th century. As the Sugar Refinery ceased production, the Sugar House is believed to have become a warehouse for the Island’s gin distilling activity. The strong vertical lines of the renovated warehouse are an indication of its industrial past, with its red brickwork typical of the Victorian era.

Michael Cronin, Head of Portfolio UK, said: “The Sugar House has been meticulously renovated and we are thrilled with the result. It represents the perfect combination of its historic past and the vibrant future that Sugar House Island offers. Following the launch of School 360 last year and more retail, amenities and businesses opening here, Sugar House Island is fast becoming an integrated and animated neighbourhood in its own right”.