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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Good service

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

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….

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

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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Anthology kept us informed every step of the way

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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Terrific new development

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I can’t recommend this development highly enough. The flats are lovely and kitted out to a high standard. The experience of moving in was really simple, and the many ensuing deliveries I’ve had since then have been dealt with with no drama. The concierge staff are lovely and very helpful. Also, it’s great having the exhibition space downstairs, which changes over regularly and brings a real buzz to the development!

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The transport links are second to none. The development is a short walk to either Deptford or New Cross stations, which get you to London Bridge and Cannon Street in about ten minutes.

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Hi Danielle,

We hope you’re feeling settled in!

Great to hear that you’re enjoying the exhibitions in the second floor studios gallery. Follow the no format twitter page to see who will be occupying the space over the coming year – https://twitter.com/noformatgallery.

See you soon.
Georgia.

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Excellent Experience

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I am so happy with my new one-bedroom apartment. The Anthology team have been excellent – particular stand outs for me have been the designated help from Georgia Cannon who has been always one telephone call away whenever I have had a query and secondly, how quickly the team dealt with snagging (which to be very honest was not much at all). I was very particular and all of the snagging was rectified in the interim between the handover and moving-in. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Sarah

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I really like the fact that Anthology is steeped in the Community of where it is developing. I really like that there are artist studios and updates of what is happening locally in Deptford / New Cross.

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Hi Sarah,

We’re delighted you are happy with your home! It is so lovely seeing some of our first ever Anthology customers move in.

We will continue to update you on the local area and new community but if there is anything else you’d like to hear about, just let me know 🙂

Speak soon.
Georgia

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It was a doddle

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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.

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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.

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Manager Response

Hi Rob,

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback.

Georgia

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