Deptford Foundry, SE14

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Deptford Foundry is a mixed-use development by Anthology London. It’s set on the site of an old metal foundry, which was built in the 1800s. Due for full completion in March 2020, the development will offer more than 300 homes – a mix of private and social housing apartments – and it welcomed its first residents at the end of 2018. Deptford Foundry is in the middle of south-east London’s lively Deptford district, close to Deptford and New Cross stations and offering easy access to Greenwich. Read more

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Thrilled to have bought in this sleek development and join a vibrant community

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Absolutely thrilled to have bought a two bed flat at Deptford Foundry.

The buying process was easy and enjoyable throughout and Paige and the team were so knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish.

The apartment itself is finished to an extremely high standard and a joy to live in. Keep thinking about the other places we looked at and they all pale in comparison.

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Great that there are artists studios as part of the development. A great selection of theatres, shops, leisure centres, cafes and restaurants nearby and easy transport links into central London.

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We’d researched the development and area pretty well so there really went any surprises… only the satisfaction of the apartment, area and development living up to and exceeding expectations.

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Thrilled!

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We couldn’t be happier with our new 2 bed flat in Casting House! As first time buyers we had lots of questions, all of which were answered swiftly by the excellent Anthology team members. Paige was an exceptional guide through the process from reservation to completion and the quality of the flat, communal areas and studios/ gallery is many leagues above all the other developments we viewed.

Deptford/ New Cross has an incredible artistic vibrancy, something I knew already from teaching at both Trinity Laban and Goldsmiths (both walking distance!), so we were particualrly excited to be able to buy in this area.

Bravo Anthology and thank you for making the process as free of stress as it possibly could have been!

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Great local art, food, events and transport links.

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Delightful staff and exceptional flats

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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!

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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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Good service

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Thanks for your care and attention on the process Georgia. You have been attentive and answered my questions quickly and helped with what has been a good experience. Also a good quality of build, was happy with the development.

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Good transport to central London and good local Amenities.

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No it’s all been fine

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Personal touch

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I’ve invested in a few new build buy-to-lets, but none with the personal touch that the Anthology developers brought to this one. The regular updates throughout the development process were great, as were the events they put on for new owners in advance of completion, which included a barbecue for neighbours to get to know each other, local walking art tours around Deptford, etc. The standard of the development/finishing itself is very high and the customer service from start to finish (Georgia Canagon in particular) has been absolutely brilliant. I’ve been incredibly impressed overall.

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Deptford is fast-becoming a cultural/art hub, and now’s a good time to be moving into the area.

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Very pleased

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We have been very pleased with our experience with Anthology. Our home at Deptford Foundry has been built to a very high specification and with the very few issues that we have had, they have been very receptive and helpful.

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Advantages are being so close to both New cross and Deptford stations.

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One thing to mention is that it would be extremely beneficial to have a food shop close to the development for the residents.

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Happy Buyer

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The process of buying a flat with Anthology was professional and the customer experience was personal.

My experience with Anthology from day one gave me the confidence that this was the developer I should choose to make my purchase. The experience with the sales team, the visit to the showroom and the process of putting down a deposit was straight forward and transparent. The regular updates on the build progress bought me into the project more and more before completion.

The result of Alloy House has exceeded my expectation and I’m very pleased I made the decision to back this developer.

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The area is going through a large regeneration and Deptford Foundry is only a 6 minute train ride to London bridge station. The quality of cafes and bars is very high. You’ll never run out of things to do and see in the local area.

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To anyone buying a flat at Deptford Foundry I recommend researching what your view will look like from your balcony. Use Google 3d, visualise what you will be see and liaise with Anthology who can help you figure out whether you have a clear view to the Shard or high rise city of London buildings.

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Anthology should be proud of what they’ve created here….

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Buying in London, no matter how deep your pockets is a challenge. There is a lot of choice and many areas with new builds popping up. I’d lived in Stoke Newington for over 15 years and my wife and I wanted to buy something bigger and in an area that was up and coming (better value essentially). I didn’t know the area at all and like many here we actually put a deposit down on a Deptford Foundry apartment three years before we actually moved in.

We must have seen 10 different developments, different areas and price points. Most off-plan so you are essentially judging a new home from a show home, a model and a well trained salesperson. We knew what we were looking for and it wasn’t till we discovered Anthology that we saw something that felt right. The concept of residential, mixed with artist studios (we have a friend here already who is renting studio space with Second Floor Studios), the quality of the build and the whole approach Anthology take is really exceptional. Small things like the way they’ve’ selected furniture for the show flat was in a different league to many other big developers. You could see they cared about the quality of the build and the thought around how this old Metal works site was being reused was obvious.

Communication was flawless during the years between our initial contact, deposit and then the completion process. I must have seen or spoken to 4 or 5 members of the team and all were extremely helpful. There was a slight delay in our building being completed, but this was clearly communicated and I felt if we had any questions, the team at Anthology were quick to answer.

We completed in April 2019 and our move in was effortless. We’re so happy with our new home, the quality and finish is outstanding. Even though the site is still in a construction phase with other buildings being completed, there is already a nice vibe here. The artist studios mean its not the ghost town you get in other new builds. There are frequent private views and I love seeing the work in different studios appear in the windows on my way home. All the staff we’ve met have been great, especially the concierge at Casting House who go out of their way to help.

There is an intuitive online system for reporting any faults or issues in your home and this has proved extremely helpful with swift responses and excellent work on any snagging, which has been minimal.

We love living here already, especially our daily sunsets over the city. The trains are frequent, but the soundproofing of the windows is really good and we’re used to the flow of them already. I know this area is changing, Deptford Market Yard is a good example of that, It feels good to be a part of all that is happening in in this area and we’re looking forward to seeing how Deptford Foundry develops over the coming months and years.

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We have a Waitrose! Although its a quite a trek from the development its right on the river and with a safe place to lock a bike, its easy to get to with mostly traffic free riding along the Thames path. There are some great places to eat and drink on Deptford High Street and among the arches. Transport links area great, I can get into Shoreditch in under 25mins from here.

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There is no food waste recycling here yet, it would be good to look into sorting that.

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A lovely home, helped with brilliant customer service

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We never thought we’d be able to buy a home in the area we’ve lived in for six years, but Anthology made it happen. From helping us through the help to buy process, to welcoming us into the building, it’s been a really smooth process.
Thanks to Georgia and the team at Anthology for clarifying things to first time buyers so well, and for offering us the chance to meet our neighbours. I have a brother who works in development who assures me that we might not get that service elsewhere.
Any snagging issues we’ve had have been dealt with by professional on site staff quickly and the team check in to make sure everything has been sorted.
The concierge team Terry and Binto make an effort to know who you are and help in every way they can – it makes you feel cared for and many of the neighbours too have shared how much they like interacting with them both everyday.
We’re really impressed with the finish of our 2 bed flat, and are so happy to have made it a home.

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Deptford is the perfect balance of community – with parks, a brilliant market and a friendly locals – as well as pubs bars, restaurants and a burgeoning creative scene of makers, music and more. Commuting to Central and East London is super easy too.

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Everything was really well communicated, and happened as planned, so genuinely can’t think of anything.

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Manager Response

Hi Liv & Mike,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

There is a lot to get your head round being a first time buyer and we have tried to make the process as easy as possible so I am glad you felt it went this way!

We will continue to host events in partnership with Rendall & Rittner so keep an eye out for information. I will pass your feedback on to our concierge team too 🙂

Speak soon,
Georgia.

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Anthology kept us informed every step of the way

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Having bought off plan when the first flats were released I feel that we have been involved and informed from the start. Anthology have tried to develop a unique community with regular updates and features of activities and services in the Deptford area. Staff have always been helpful and have made the whole process easy.

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Thank you Rick!

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