Anthology

Number of Developments

4

Ratings

4.62 Rating

Rating (based on 61 reviews)

Excellent

83.61%

Very Good

11.48%

Average

0.00%

Disappointing

3.28%

Very Poor

1.64%

Anthology 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, 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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Moving into Casting House

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management

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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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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4
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Hi Cat,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

The BBQ was so much fun and it was great for some of our ‘soon to be residents’ to meet each other.

We have realised that it may be useful for people to have more exact measurements before they move in so will be weaving this into our process going forward – thank you for highlighting it!

Georgia

Everything you could possible want and more!

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4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management

I bought the flat off plan meaning I was slightly apprehensive about the flat not meeting my expectations. As it transpired, the the flat is everything I wanted and more!

In the run up to completion, I had various queries regarding specific features of the flat and other ad-hod questions. I dealt with various people during this time (particularly Georgia) and I can conclusively say that all of the employees are passionate, diligent and attentive. The person who takes the initial query will make sure they are the person to provide a response, no matter how trivial. This really eased my concerns on the run up to moving in.

The flat itself is great and has all of the high-end appliances you would want when moving into a new property. There’s also pre-installed wifi which can be activated within minutes which also helped smooth the moving in process. Although I haven’t really had any major issues with the condition of the property, there is a user-friendly portal which allows you to efficiently log any defects upon moving in. The couple of minor snagging list items I did have were resolved within 24 hours.

The concierge is really helpful and will accommodate any requests you may have.

Overall, there aren’t any aspects which I can think of which would have improved the buying experience. Thank you Anthology, for making my first property purchase a special one!

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Situated equal distance between New Cross and Deptford station. As I work in London Bridge, my door to door commute is 20 minutes. Plenty of cool bars and places to eat.

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Buying a flat can be a daunting prospect, but Anthology were there to help from start to finish.

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Design
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Location
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Value
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Management

When looking for a flat to purchase through Help to Buy scheme, I knew it had to be within budget and within cycling distance to work. Little did I know that I would get so much more than that through purchasing with Anthology.

The support provided by Georgia and the team was always very timely, friendly and efficient. Being the sole occupier, and never having bought anywhere before, often meant that I didn’t have another person to bounce-off or ask questions to. Therefore feeling less alone throughout the process was a huge weight off my mind, particularly given some difficulties I was having on the Mortgage side of things which Anthology were very understanding about.

Living in the building itself has met all hopes and expectations. You can report issues, if there are any, via an online portal and they are very quick to follow up. For example, some window glass had been scratched in the build, and the top of a radiator dented slightly. This was fixed very soon after moving in.

In the lead up to moving in, everything was communicated very well, both in terms of the wider development as a whole, but also the spec on the flats and time-lines for getting everyone into their apartments.

Lo and behold, Anthology were running a bit ahead of schedule, and I was in the flat before Christmas.

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Deptford is great for so many reasons. There’s a quiet cycle route that takes you straight to the heart of London in less than 45mins. There are three key stations (New Cross, New Cross Gate, Deptford). The range of food shops on Deptford High Street continues to delight and surprise. As does the market at the weekends. There’s a theatre, many art spaces, two independent cinemas nearby, restaurants and places for a boogie. You’re also walking distance from Greenwich for spending time outdoors in the park there.

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Design
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Location
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Thank you so much for your review Lily!

You were so proactive in your journey to legal completion, we appreciated the constant hard work.

The Deptford area does indeed surprise and delight; it sounds like you are taking advantage of everything it has to offer! We’re going to begin to introduce the artists that have moved into Deptford Foundry soon…

Speak soon,
Georgia.

Hassle-free experience; great flat

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Design
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Location
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Value
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Management

I was apprehensive about buying off-plan, terrified of all the things that might go wrong buying somewhere that hadn’t yet been built. I’m naturally risk-averse and skeptical, so assumed things wouldn’t be quite as perfect as Anthology’s glossy sales & marketing material suggested.

The reality has completely surpassed expectations, and I’ve found the entirety of the process from contracting to buy (almost 2 years ago) through the after-sales cycle, completion and moving in nothing short of flawless from Anthology’s side. Communication and updates throughout the process were genuinely helpful (pay attention to the timelines telling you what you need to think about and when!); moving in was seamless; and, of course, the flat itself is stunning. The finish/workmanship is perfect – no weird wonky bits or cut corners to be found!

What’s been particularly exceptional for me was the level of support, help and care Anthology have provided throughout. Georgia in particular provided relevant and useful updates/timelines right up to completion and was always on hand to quickly, coherently and comprehensively answer any questions/assist with any issues or concerns. And even after moving in the team continue to be helpful – from Georgia answering whatever questions pop into mind to the welcoming and personable concierges and the cleaner who welcomed me as I moved in (even as I traipsed over his newly mopped floors!).

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Great transport links, being well served by multiple train stations. Trains from New Cross to London Bridge are frequent and not particularly busy (by London standards), even at rush hour. It takes me only 40mins door to door to get to work, which I never thought would be possible for a first time buyer in London.

The area is fine, though local amenities aren’t great (In terms of shops it’s mostly small off-licences in the immediate vicinity. There is a big Sainsbury’s at New Cross Gate, but it’s not that short a walk and closes at 10pm Mon-Sat, with short Sunday hours). Deptford High Street can also feel a bit dead at times. It’s a bit livelier between New Cross and New Cross Gate.

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

– Pay attention to the timelines and considerations Anthology send out so you’ve got your ducks in a row when it comes to completion (my mortgage took way longer than I’d planned for)
– Take advantage of the site visits to start planning furniture shopping (if you don’t own anything) so you can be truly settled in your shiny new flat ASAP
– I regret having not gone to the social events Anthology organised to meet neighbours etc. prior to completion

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Hi Dave,

Thank you SO much for taking the time to a review of your Anthology experience.

We are here for guidance and advice each step of the way so it is great to hear you felt supported on your journey. Purchasing a first home is a huge decision, and you trusted us to build yours, so the least we can do is be on the end of the phone 🙂

Fingers crossed it won’t be too long until amenities in the local area develop a little more.

We will be hosting other events in partnership with Rendall & Rittner so there will be opportunities to meet your neighbours if you haven’t done so already.

Look forward to seeing you soon.
Georgia

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