Vastint UK Opens Doors to First Phase of New Canal-Side Rental Homes at Sugar House Island in east London

Vastint UK Opens Doors to First Phase of New Canal-Side Rental Homes at Sugar House Island in east London

Botanical Mews is the first collection of riverside homes available to rent at Sugar House Island. The 128 apartments and 12 mews houses boast quiet outdoor spaces, canal and courtyard views.

Set against the backdrop of the Three Mills Wall River, south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the healthy mix of homes offer studios to four-bedroom mews houses, with large balconies and terraces. The majority of homes are three bedroom or larger, providing ample space for families and home offices.

At the heart of a new close-knit community established by the creative quarter of Dane’s Yard, the homes are well connected with eight train stations within walking distance, five bus routes and two dedicated cycle routes linking Sugar House Island to the city. Botanical Mews residents will be able to reach Canary Wharf in 15 minutes, Liverpool Street in 20 minutes and City Airport within 24 minutes.

Andrew Cobden, Managing Director at Vastint UK, said, “Botanical Mews gives residents a new sense of space which isn’t often experienced when living in London. As we see more people wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of central London, looking for greenery, access to the outdoors, yet with shorter commutes, Botanical Mews offers the ideal balance.

Sugar House Island is carefully curated to benefit households of different ages and sizes and to create an integrated and animated local neighbourhood. With construction underway on the new primary school, to be operated by Big Education Trust, there are many perks for people looking to start or relocate a family in east London.”

The top qualities of Botanical Mews are:


Sugar House Island is just a short walk from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the forthcoming UCL campus, and benefits from its own on-island community hub, complete with shops, restaurants, offices, amenities and a school

Internal space

Over half of the units have three or more bedrooms and are generously proportioned with internal floor-to-ceiling heights set at a minimum of 2.7m

Family appeal

A new primary school, operated by the Big Education Trust (School 21), will be ready for its first pupils in September 2021. The school will be an integral part of the community as its facilities will be available for use on a regular basis

Fully furnished

Homes come furnished or unfurnished, depending on residents’ preference, and most will have private outdoor space along with, and access to, shared courtyards or roof terraces

Waterside living

Homes are set along the river’s edge on both east and west sides of the island. Some boast views over the canal, whilst others on the west side, will overlook landscaped courtyards.

Resident benefits

Those living at Botanical Mews will have access to a concierge service, a parcel room, and a dedicated app which will allow them to easily book handyman repairs, local services and deliveries, and fitness classes.

Underground parking and generous secure storage

Making streets safer and providing more space for children to play


Sugar House Island is a mixed-use development with a healthy balance of homes and workspaces that support an abundance of amenities, including a new primary school operated by the outstanding-rated Big Education Trust (School 21), ready for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Botanical Mews is the first of 1,200 homes that Vastint UK will deliver at Sugar House Island, as well as  office space, shops and amenities.