Deptford Foundry, SE14

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Ranked 2nd out of 14 in Deptford
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4.68
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4.63
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4.29
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Deptford Foundry is a mixed-use development by Anthology London. The development is set on the site of an old metal foundry, which was built in the 1800s.  The development offers more than 300 homes with a mix of private and social housing apartments. It welcomed its first residents at the end of 2018. In addition, Deptford Foundry is in the middle of south-east London’s lively Deptford district. It is close to Deptford and New Cross stations, offering easy access to Greenwich. Prices start from £455,000.

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Brilliant place to live – would recommend to anyone!

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Review Date Nov 2020

The development is finished to a very high spec. Floor to ceiling windows throughout the flat mean it is very light and bright. The views from Cobalt Tower across the entire City of London and Canary Wharf are incredible. Having a concierge 6 days a week is also a massive benefit.

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

Very close to both New Cross and Deptford stations for easy transport links into London Bridge and the City. Also very close to the Thames Path and lovely for a walk/run along to the river to the Cutty Sark/Greenwich.

What is the best feature of your home:

Floor to ceiling windows throughout with incredible views over the City and Canary Wharf.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
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Hi Laura,

It is great to hear you are enjoying your Anthology home. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such brilliant feedback!

We absolutely love the views across the City and Canary Wharf from Cobalt Towers as well🙂.

Many Thanks
Natalie

Fusion apartments

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Review Date Jan 2021

The design of the development is great, it is contemporary and in keeping with its railway setting. The facilities on site such as the coffee shop are excellent and we are close to large food shops. The building is very well maintained and the concierge is brilliant.

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

It is very close to new cross and Greenwich.

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

We cannot think of anything we wish we had known beforehand.

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

More cycle storage on site would be an added bonus and built in microwaves would be good

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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Deptford Foundry a great place to be in London!

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Review Date Jan 2021

Deptford Foundry have really done something very special in here. They have built a beautiful small community. It is managed well and having a concierge on site who are very helpful is also a good plus.

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I love living in the area, been here 8 years. Deptford nearby is packed with nice small private restaurants, cages and bars, especially around the arches near the train station. Greenwich is 15 min walk and it is such a beautiful part of London with a massive park. If you need as well to buy your groceries there are plenty of options including a large Sainsbury near new cross gate station.

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

snagging list, do your own.

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

Bicycles and motorbikes on the lane. They dont respect the dismount sign and they pass by speeding. It is need a u-chicane or anything similar to deter them and avoid any potential health hazard or accident!

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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First Time Buyer – Deptford Foundry

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Review Date Nov 2020

The apartments are well designed and would appeal to many people – the design is smart, tasteful and full of class while also modern. The grounds on the development are also well laid out and attractive.

The facilities are also good – the concierge, refuse and bin store, coffee shop and retail businesses on the development.

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

The development has great transport links (New Cross, New Cross Gate, Deptford and Deptford Bridge stations). In addition, a range of chain and independent supermarkets, shops, cafes and restaurants of all cuisines and tastes.

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

Arrange to move in on a weekday or a Saturday so that concierge can lower the barriers to allow the removal van to park outside the building.

What is the best feature of your home:

The fitted kitchen, flooring, bath and showeroom specifications are great. The balcony too is well designed and adds to the aesthetic of the building.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
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Hi James,

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is great to hear all the things you like about Deptford Foundry.

There are a lots of things to do around the area and the transports links are great for getting around and into the city!

Kind Regards
Natalie

Deptford Foundry Review

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Review Date Nov 2020

The property is well designed, modern with top of the range appliances. It is a nice development to live in and overall is a great place to live. Obviously there are some issues. There is little by means of facilities and only 10 parking spaces reserved for certain properties. Security has been a major issue that the management company have struggled to get a hold on with multiple bike thefts, therefore not fulfilling their obligations to home owners. There is also no 24 hour concierge. The service charge is very high compared to other developments when considering the lack of facilities and there have been disagreements over who would pay for extra security etc.

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

Deptford is an up and coming area with lots of new developments, bars and restaurants. There are some areas that are to be avoided, however the same can be said about most areas in London. Transport wise – Two train stations, multiple bus routes and a DLR station into central London.

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

I wish I had been aware that the access road for the flats is a public thoroughfare which is used by members of the public and (illegally) by motor vehicles.

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

Yes, any issues can be raised and are dealt with, however this often happens too slowly and it takes several attempts to get the management to take notice of your issue.

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Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
3
Value
3
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Hi Lawrence,

Thank your for taking the time to write a review.

Unfortunately, our planning obligations did not allow for additional parking spaces – as much as we would have liked them!

It is frustrating that the development is being targeted by opportunistic thefts. Rendall & RIttner have been taking action to increase security measures and each of these will be monitored, evaluated and increased if there is a need. Please do get in touch with Amy Brown (or myself) if you would like to discuss in more detail.

The development was designed with Moulding Lane as a public realm to link Arklow Road and Rolt Street, bringing together new and old communities in the area.

Best regards,
Georgia

Lovely, contemporary flats

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Review Date Nov 2020

The development is very nice and aesthetically pleasing. It is contemporary but not super modern where it will be out of style in a few years which I think is great. The landscaped garden areas are well looked after and beautiful. It is also appealing that there is not a street running through the development so the flats are rather quiet from street noise. The only drawback is that it seems to be a bit of a wind tunnel because the fact that the buildings are close together and sound travels a bit from other flats.

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The area is brilliant. So many nice independent bars, restaurants and shops. So many transport links into central London.

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While the bathrooms are nice the toilets are awful. It is impossible not to splash when using it because there is no rim on the toilet bowl.

What is the best feature of your home:

The large balconies and contemporary design. I think the bathrooms are also lovely.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Hi Ryan & Ruairi,

We LOVE the landscaped communal areas at Deptford Foundry so are delighted you do too!

Do share the local business you enjoy with us on our Instagram page so we can repost and promote them.

I have registered your bathroom feedback with our technical team which will help inform future design of our Anthology developments. Please feel free to send me any other feedback!

Many thanks
Georgia

Anthology Deptford Foundry

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Review Date Nov 2020

The development includes a cafe’ with very friendly staff and there is a pottery studio close by where you can take pottery classes.
The flats are new and there is plenty of kitchen storage. I like the fact that there is a ventilation system in the house which keeps the air fresh.

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

The development is located 10 minutes by walk from New Cross station. The station is well connected to the city and there are frequent trains to London Bridge (about 5 min journey) and Cannon Street (about 10 minute journey). You can tell the area is under development. Walking distance from Cutty Sark where I usually enjoy spending my weekends.

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

None

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

Perhaps I would install floor heating instead but having radiators is not an issue.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Thank you for writing a review Rebecca!

Litlle village

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Review Date Nov 2020

Everything 5 star spot on. Literally concierge is lovely and very helpful. Design of the flats absolutely amazing and stunning finish from kitchen to bathroom and saloon. My balcony is a biggest around this property almost 7m long which give an extra space and comfort superb.

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

So it is so quiet here and so modern at the same time. I love the area and all the shops around also choice of transport train underground buses overground so easy to move around. Missing car park or garage under the building this is big minus i think for everyone thatbis so many cars around and literally no space so sometimes take a long time to park the vehicle. I love concierge they are awesome and very helpful.

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So i wish to know that they will be no space on the street for the car as whenni move in could park every where around and right now there is double yellow line from Lewisham council and sign so you cant park there and you cant apply for permit as is double yellow everywhere so is a bit problem now with the car not only me a lot of neighbours said the same about it.

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

Only once problem with the door but they fixed. Was a long time for them to response and come to fix it but only because covid 19 impact i believe

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
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Hi Krzysztof,

Thank you for writing a review!

It is great to hear all the things you like about Deptford Foundry. The concierge team are excellent!

There is often parking spaces on the road next to Folkestone Gardens (by Park Cafe Honle) which might help your mission to find somewhere to park.

Best regards,
Georgia

A great place to live

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Review Date Nov 2020

We chose this flat over other options as felt the finish was done more to our tastes, eg the wall colours, floors and doors etc. Concierge are great and always extremely helpful. bike thefts are an issue but know not much else can be done for this.

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

Love that it’s close to new cross station which is great for London Bridge and overground to shore ditch. Love local bars and restaurants, particularly the independents such as Stockton, mama jerk, Marcella. Always happy to welcome more and hope they survive lockdown.

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

Bath panel isn’t great quality

What is the best feature of your home:

Love the bathroom it’s super chic. I also like that the bedroom is really bright and airy.

3
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
3
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Hi Tom,

Thank you for the review.

We hope the well loved independant local businesses are in a position to reopen in due course too. Great to hear you appreciate the finish of your Anthology home.

Best regards,
Georgia

Beautiful Building but constant bike store break-ins!

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Review Date Nov 2020

Beautiful designed outside & inside, & lovely courtyard – friendly concierge and very helpful, however, continuous break-ins into the bike store resulting in numerous bikes being stolen despite the doors being ‘fixed’ & other measures being put into place.

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

10 minute walk to either new cross or deptford station which is so useful! Really close to shops & a few FAB restaurants.

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

The neighbours don’t like any noise! Noise travels fast!

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

They have been incredibly helpful for small issues but as mentioned, clearly the bike store break-in measures have not been addressed properly.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
3
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Hi Georgina,

Thank you for writing a review.

I will show the concierge team your feedback as they really are fantastic in keeping the development operating smoothly, looking sharp and making it a great place to live!

With regards to the break ins, each additional security measure is being evaluated by Rendall & Rittner to ensure it is effective and we will be working hard alongside them to ensure all our residents feel safe and secure living at Deptford Foundry. If the problem resisits, we will be implementing further measures. Feel free to email me if you would like to discuss in more detail.

Best regards,
Georgia

Great flats in a prime location

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Review Date Nov 2020

The purpose built flats help you make the most of space which is everything in London. The bathrooms are lovely. The concierge is very helpful. There are some issues with bike storage but the green spaces and gardens are great.

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

We love the proximity to Deptford Park and Folkestone Gardens. There are lovely cafes around and the shops in Deptford are a 10 minute walk. Central London can be reached so quickly and easily!

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

Nothing! We rented a flat very nearby before so knew we loved the area. No surprises.

What is the best feature of your home:

Our terrace balcony looking on to the green roof gets light in the afternoon and gives us all important added space.

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4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Sam & Joanna,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review – we really appreciate it.

Georgia

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