Deptford Foundry, SE14

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Ranked 1st out of 20 in Lewisham
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4.69 Rating (based on 41 reviews) 41 reviews

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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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4.63
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4.39
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A superb development in a great location

Anthology have done so well to create a development that is full of quality and is a place you can feel proud to call home. It immediately has a strong community feel with such a pleasant exterior and layout. One thing I like is that it doesn’t stick out as a new development and actually blends well into it’s surroundings. The properties themselves are finished to the very best level and are great value considering the space that you can get. The development is managed effectively with a reliable concierge and timely replies if you have any issues. I genuinely cannot fault my experience so far.

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This area is full of hidden gems. There’re countless restaurants, bars and cafes close by that all offer genuinely great quality and I was surprised to see such a high concentration. It is clear that money has been invested into Deptford with the Deptford Market Yard being the most visible result of this. On top of this, the walking distance to Greenwich and Greenwich park means you’re never left wanting. Transport is great too with multiple station choices (overground and mainline) that can get you into London Bridge within minutes. Couldn’t be happier with all aspects of the area.

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The noise from the trainline really is minimal. This was something I was concerned about but really isn’t a problem at all.

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

Fixed very quickly in most cases. Communal problems seem to take a little longer.

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Nice flats. Not good for investors

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The property I purchased from Anthology was sold to me by a member of the sales team that categorically lied in the sales meetings. I was informed that I would recieve a stamp duty rebate as a first time buyer as an incentive to purchase early in the development launch. This was not put into my contract and therefore not done. More fool me for not fact checking the sales pitch.

I was also assured this was the perfect hands off investment of which it is not. Anthology have an agreement with the billing company that only the owner can have a payment account or a direct debit for bills. Therefore, on a monthly basis, as a landlord you are expected to send bills to the tenant and chase payment (they can only pay online or over the phone) which can be difficult if your tenant travels a great deal for work.

Regardless of what the sales team say THIS IS NOT A HANDS OFF INVESTMENT and FACT CHECK THE SALES PITCH!!

As for the development itself, it is a decent development apart from the continuous issues with access control. The properties are well built but ensure you carry out your snagging to a high standard!!

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Up and coming area with nice bars and shops

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That it would be on me as a hands off investor to pay or organise bill payments on a monthly basis. Note this is the only site in the area that has this rule!

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

The do not answer emails.

They withhold keys from owners after a tenant has moved out saying its illegal to give an owner a key without the old tenant being there (even though the new tenant is stood outside)

They are rude on the phone.

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Manager Response

Hi Dean,

I am sorry that you felt compelled to write this review.

As discussed, we have changed the agreement with Switch 2 so that tenants can now register their own accounts. I hope this solution means that you can have a more ‘hand offs’ approach to your rental and you are happy with your investment at Deptford Foundry.

Please feel free to call me if you would like any other matters.

Best regards,
Georgia

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Amazing view, great design and friendly staff

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I’m a first-time buyer and have been living here since June 2019. The design of this development is smart and modern (love the spacious kitchen/living room), and the 2-bedroom flats are especially perfect for first-time buyers who occasionally have family visits.

Location: I heard about the Deptford area being ‘rough’ before moving in, and we did recently experience a bike store break-in (thankfully the management quickly responded by applying an extra lock). But other than that it feels perfectly safe and convenient (4-min walk to shops and bus stops). The only downside being it’s slightly far away from any tube (nearest overground is New Cross, 10min walk. Convenient if you’re heading to London Bridge/Cannon Street though).

Service-wise, the sales staff has been very helpful and patient during the quite painful legal process of my flat purchase (more than my solicitor!). After moving in, the customer care team were helpful and responsive, which I appreciate very much. It’s worth noting that the concierge (Terry) is absolutely brilliant and he and the team really helps you to resolve various daily issues.

The repairs of the flats, however, are managed through an online system, and it can be quite slow because you’re not sure when the tickets will get picked up – but eventually things get resolved (just need a bit of patience and chasing). *My flat was a show room, so that might have been the reasons to the various repairs so far (esp window and lights).

Overall I enjoy living here, and I’m sure with the completion of the development early next year, things will get more convenient (hearing about a new cafe and a bar?).

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The view on the southeast (Deptford) and north (Isle of Dog and O2) of this development was the prime reason for my purchase.

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Do a thorough check if you are buying an ex-showroom, esp lighting and utilities.

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Manager Response

Hello,

We have continually had excellent reviews on the concierge team and we regularly share feedback with Rendall & Rittner – thank you for your lovely comments.

There are certainly excellent views from many homes at Deptford Foundry and we are delighted that you can enjoy yours everyday 🙂

We will keep you updated on local area information so keep an eye out for our regular Anthologist newletter as well as the My Anthology portal.

Speak soon,
Georgia.

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First home, couldn’t be happier.

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We’ve had a great experience so far and I’m sure it will continue. Build quality and finish of the development is high, and the pedestrianised central through-way along with the studios in some of the lower floors really makes it feel like its own space.

Building management and concierge service have been good at informing us of things going on with the development, though sometimes forget to update regarding packages being delivered through the web portal.

On the whole, we love our apartment, the development and the area, and are looking forward to seeing it grow as the final few buildings are finished.

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Great train links into central London. Also a cycle quiet way which is good for a cycle commute. Some great shops and pubs near to the station and along the Deptford Highstreet and more just around the corner in Greenwich, New cross etc, well worth exploring off the beaten track. Lots of green space close by in the form of Greenwich, Deptford and Southwark parks.

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Nothing really. We were well informed and all our questions were answered promptly by the Anthology team.

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Amazing development!

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The development has been completed to a high standard and it’s appointed beautifully. It often feels more like a luxury hotel than a flat! Although the buying process was lengthy (due to help to buy and mortgage lenders), the Anthology team were really helpful and quick to answer questions. I am really pleased with my choice of apartment, which is mainly down to the help of Paige who took time to understand my needs and find the best property for me at Anthology Deptford Foundry. I really couldn’t fault my flat, I am so pleased with it!

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I love Deptford – it’s a great community with good transport links to central London, shoreditch and further afield. There’s lots going on, from the junk market on a Saturday to life drawing at the plant shop Forest

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I wish I had known about the community FaceBook group that has been set up – I only knew about this after meeting the admins for the group!

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Chuffed with our Anthology experience

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We are chuffed to bits with our one (and half) bed flat. We’re still wondering how long it’ll be before we get over how much we love it.

We’d bought off-plan nearly two and half years before we finally moved in this August – so had a long time to anticipate and plan for it. Anthology were great at keeping us up to date with developments. This was our first buy so we had all sorts of questions (so many!) that Anthology staff always responded to in a quick and friendly way, which reassured us. Thank you, Georgia! We really enjoyed the opportunities for site visits. It all added to the excitement of seeing the finished product.

The flat has proven to be every bit as good as we’d hoped in terms of finish – and we had high hopes on the basis of the show flat. It’s definitely lived up to them. Any snagging or issues we’ve had have been quickly resolved, and we’re already impressed with how friendly and helpful the concierge is.

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If you walk to Deptford High Street, it has all sorts of great places to eat nearby – Marcella, Taproom, The Tapas Room and Villages are all regular spots. The summer Saturday food markets are also great. The only thing lacking is a decent convenience shop or little supermarket close to the development.

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Being so excited to move into our first flat, we were desperate to get in. It would have been great if we hadn’t got our hopes up for a quicker move. Perhaps a more pessimistic estimated completion date would have helped us!

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Manager Response

Hi Ed & Tess,

We are so pleased you are in your home after reserving way back when! And delighted you are pleased with all the elements 🙂

Thank you for complementing the concierge, we will pass on the message.

Fingers crossed for a convenience shop close by!

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I love living here!

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I think the thing I love most about my flat is the spaciousness that comes from the high ceilings. You usually only tend to get that in period properties, and it’s fantastic to have that in a new build, especially in a one bedroom flat. The quality of the build in general is excellent and I’m very happy. I moved into my flat in September after buying off-plan and so far only spotted two very minor snagging issues.

It’s great having the concierge to sign for packages (and I had a lot of packages!) and the artists studios on the ground floor are such a good thing to have. It means that there’s always people around the development, so it does’t feel dead in the daytime and there are always interesting pieces of artwork or ceramics to see.

Anthology have been helpful, always on hand to answer questions and the process itself was smooth. The online portal used to interact with the management company and download documents is really great and easy to use.

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Festa Sul Prato the cafe in the park just close to the development is a great place to hang out. Check out the review in The Guardian on it.

Deptford High Street is quirky. A mix of hipster brunch places and artisan delis with a proper old school East End market on Saturdays.

Greenwich is a great place to hangout and read the papers on a weekend. It’s a seven minute bike ride from Deptford Foundry.

I work in Westminster and for me it’s a 35 minute commute door to door. I use Southeastern services from New Cross and then join the tube network and I even get a seat half the time.

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At the moment it’s almost impossible to get Dominos to deliver as the development isn’t registered on whatever location system they use. Same for some other delivery companies.

And directing friends to the flat often involves me having to come and collect them.

It will be better when the Lewisham Council finally puts up a ‘Moulding Lane’ street sign and people stand a chance of finding us.

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Manager Response

Hi Chris,

Heartbreaking that Dominoes don’t deliver!

Thank you for your detailed review. I will speak to council about putting up a ‘Moulding Lane’ sign.

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Brilliant development

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Very impressed with this development. I’m a first time buyer and viewed lots of new builds but Deptford Foundry really stood out. Very glad to have moved here. A real personal touch; friendly staff and concierges; everything was ready upon moving in, all the white goods ready to turn on. Welcome hamper a nice added touch. Strongly recommend.

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It’s a quite area which is nice. New Cross station isn’t far away for good transport links. There’s a small supermarket less than ten minute walk.

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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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Frank,

Thank you for your fabulous review!

We are delighted you have such joy out of our new home and wish you a very happy future living at Deptford Foundry.

Best regards,
Georgia

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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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