Anthology

Number of Developments

6

Ratings

4.38 Rating

Rating (based on 188 reviews)

Excellent

61.17%

Very Good

31.38%

Average

4.26%

Disappointing

2.13%

Very Poor

1.06%

Anthology (part of Lifestory) is a property developer involved in the construction, land acquisition, design, development, contracting and marketing of its schemes. It is focused on enhancing neighbourhoods. In addition, it aims to celebrate the people, stories and culture that makes the city such an exciting place to live. Furthermore, Anthology is a HomeViews award-winner. In September 2019 The Times announced them as the highest rated developer on HomeViews.

Anthology developments

There are many Anthology developments on HomeViews. These include Deptford Foundry, Wembley Parade,  Hale Works and Hoxton Press – all of which pair stylish, modern apartments with top London locations.

HomeViews reviewers have sung the praises of the Anthology team. They regularly comment on the quality of their homes and the first-class service they receive…

I realised right away that Hoxton Press was unique and completely different to what I have seen before (I had been flat hunting for a few months before that and had seen a fair bit of what was out there). I also loved the location as it is right on the doorstep of Shoreditch park and the Regent’s canal while only being 20 mins away from the City. The sales and marketing suite people were professional and extremely helpful.” – Jenny K, verified resident at Hoxton Press

I bought off plan over 2 years ago, throughout that time Anthology have been there every step of the way with me. Everyone has been incredibly helpful, nothing is too big or too small that can’t be dealt with or answered. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, special thanks to Georgia for making everything so easy.” – Farrow, verified resident at Deptford Foundry

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Excellent, modern apartments in a great location

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2020

The construction quality is great. We were looking for a sleek, modern building in a great location, and Wembley Parade was the best one we found after a long search.

The apartments are modern, well designed, have a stylish finish, and in three or four months of living here, we have not had any issues with the fixtures, which are of a high quality. We particularly love the large living room, the spacious balcony, and the beautifully designed bathrooms in our apartment. The buildings look great from the outside as well, and the common areas, including the little grassy patch between buildings is professionally maintained.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

The location is excellent. Wembley Park tube station, the Wembley stadium, multiple grocery stores, cafes, Box Park are all within a five minute walking distance. London Designer Outlet is a 10 minute walk away. Anthology is tucked away in a street right off the Olympic way, so there is a great balance between the experiencing the energy of the place and opting for privacy when needed. There is new construction of residential buildings all around, so the area is developing nicely.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

There is a lot of construction around, which means there will be some noise in the short term, but it also means the area will develop nicely.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very promptly and efficiently. No issues whatsoever.

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Manager Response

Hi,

Thank you for writing a review! It is brilliant to hear that you are enjoying your new home. The communal areas at Wembley Parade certainly are gorgeous and will be constantly maintained to ensure they stay that way.

One of the developments oppoosite should achieve completion soon which will reduce some construction noise in the area.

Many thanks
Georgia

Moving into Casting House

I want to congratulate the team at Anthology. I have spoken to numerous friends who found the process of buying and moving into a new property extremely stressful. I, on the other hand, found the start to finish actually enjoyable.

I first contacted the generic sales email on 15th June 2018, with absolutely no idea how I would go about buying a property. I had a rough figure in mind but no contacts to confirm this was even possible. A lovely lady Grace responded to all of my frantic questions, sent me a mortgage advisors contact details and scheduled a time for me to visit the show room. She kindly stayed an hour late on a Sunday to initially show me round, then also arranged a suitable time (late one evening) to walk my parents through the development design & marketing suite. With Grace’s help I had reserved a property by the 28th June 2018.

Following a discussion around affordability, I ended up switching plots. The communication between Torc24 & Anthology made this so much easier. At this point, the fantastic Grace stepped in and guided me through everything, this should have been stressful and exhausting, but instead, it was far from that.

Once everything was all confirmed, I received constant email updates regarding the stage the development was at. I was able to visit the site three times. One of these visits was at a BBQ where I was able to meet other buyers and discuss more details around my soon-to-be home and its current position.

I completed on the 13th December 2018. To my excitement, the completion date was early but there was an option to delay if needed. Everything to do with moving in was booked through the app – move in parking, handover demonstrations and key collection. I ended up collecting my keys after a work event, and concierge waited late to hand them over!!

Grace is still answering my random questions via email, responding within minutes and generally being such a friendly and accommodating person to work with. All in all – a 10/10 service. A service which I doubt can ever be beaten. Thank you so much Anthology!

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Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

All I can think would be a list of exact measurements for curtain fittings and to help know whether other furnishings will fit before moving in. Grace sent me these very quickly, but it would have been very useful to get a detailed measurement PDF similar to the floor plan to help work out whether furniture would fit etc.

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Delightful staff and exceptional flats

As first time buyers and buying off plan, there was a lot of convincing to do. However after seeing Anthology’s flag ship development in Hoxten Press and then Anthology Deptford Foundry, we were very impressed and Grace and Georgia were always ready to answer any questions and address any concerns.

We were regularly kept up to date on the construction and the whole process, from buying to moving into the flat, went very smooth. The concierge, Bintu and Terry, are very friendly and made efforts to learn the resident’s names. Any snagging issues have been dealt with swiftly and professionally.

A tiny complaint would be solicitors which were recommended by Anthology- communication was difficult with them but we understand this is not within Anthology’s control.

All in all we’re very happy with our flat and would highly recommend any new developments by Anthology!

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

There’s a Lidl, Sainsbury, Asda, Iceland, and Tesco within walking distance to the flats and several very good Vietnamese restaurants around. Deptford Yard has some coffee shops, a yoga studio, wine bar and market on Saturdays. Brockley Farmer’s market is a bus ride away and Greenwich park is not too far either.

While there are a lot of transport options, none are less than 5 minutes walk to the flats but it’s not as inconvenient as imagined. With the Bakerloo line planned to arrive by 2030, the area will be better linked and it would be quicker to get to the City. The trains are the quickest way to get to London Bridge but you will be battling for space with the morning/evening work rush hour crowd. Otherwise there are several buses going into the city but would just not be a quick as tube/train.

One point to bear in mind is the proximity of the flats to the rail line. The Overground and trains run along both sides of the development and while you will hear very little with the windows closed, the noise can be quite disrupting with the windows opened. You can get used to it over time but it’s definitely something to consider if you are sensitive to sound.

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The service quality is superb throughout.

I visited every site Anthology built in London, Wembley Parade is the only architecture consist of beautiful curves and sharp edges. Although it’s interiors are not topping out among others, it still has important features like a MVHR system and full Siemens appliance.

The site is smartly designed to be embraced by a creek & the greens which renders a tranquil atmosphere facing north. South-facing rooms are abundant of sunlight and the views are smartly preserved despite of the central oval tower.

The flat completed before it’s estimation day which is amazing as one more week of delay would put me in rather difficult situation because of the pandemic outbreak. Now that my health is well protected by living in this fort.

The Anthology flat managers are super friendly and efficient in quickly solving small issues with my initial moving in and is consistently monitoring the site like it’s own babies. The service quality is superb throughout.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Wembley Park is the only location I could find where a sleek living experience meet spacious public areas, and quite some green as well. Perhaps the best commute flat I could find among London new developments with an affordable price.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

wish I would have been informed of the high-rise student home building higher than the main tower right across the site.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Space utilisation is hard problem for my floor plan – I guess they tried the best but there’re a few pieces of small corner spaces I couldn’t really use well. aka. utility cupboards.

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Management
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Couldn’t have asked for a better experience

You hear so many horror stories about buying off-plan, from delays to lack of communication, but none of this was the case with Anthology – they surpassed all expectations. The team kept us up to date with monthly emails explaining progress and what to expect from the process as you move towards completion. I’ve spoken with friends who have also bought new builds and they got none of this.

What has been a particular highlight has been their promotion of the local area, from discounts offered when the flat was reserved to a really lovely bound book at exchange recommending places to eat and shop. It’s encouraged me to explore the area before moving in and goes to show that they really do want to create a community.

The fact that the ground floor is now full of artist studios is a great touch and really in keeping with the creativity of the area. Overall a fantastic experience, a really high quality build, and a great team. Thanks all!

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