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 completion in May 2019, 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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Excellent Experience

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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It was a doddle

Verified Resident

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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Hi Rob,

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback.

Georgia

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A perfect place to call home.

Verified Resident

I moved into the first of the completed blocks in late January. The build quality is high and the layout is sensible and in line with what was set out in the plans. Any issues have been quickly rectified since moving in. The developer was in touch every step of the way and has also been able to provide useful information since moving in.

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Lots of small local shops and cafes within a short walk and quick access to public transport.

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What a fascinating development. Looking superb. Particularly well laid out and designed with the resident in mind. Extremely high level of finish and reflective of the area and demographic being marketed to. Great team marketing the development.

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Superb transport links. Continue to improve Deptford.

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Hi Derren,

Thank you for writing a review of Deptford Foundry. It’s great to read that you think highly of our homes. Deptford is the place to be!

Best regards,
Georgia

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Anthology were great from start to finish

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Our last experience of buying a new home was appalling. Our experience with Anthology couldn’t have been more different. The team were fantastic from start to finish. 10 out of 10 in our opinion. Sincere thanks to everyone at Anthology. Would certainly consider buying at your other developments.

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Deptford and New Cross are going through a huge period of change, and the new Deptford Foundry development is perfectly located pretty much equidistant between both areas.

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How the air re-circulation unit works – I’m still baffled by it to be honest.

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Hi Adam,

Thank you for sharing your customer experience and for choosing to purchase with Anthology. It is brilliant to hear you would consider our other developments in the future.

With regards to the air circulation unit… if you type ‘MVHR’ in the search bar of My Anthology, it brings up all the posts relating to this subject. I hope this helps but if not let me know and I will give you an overview!

Speak soon,
Georgia.

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Completion delayed by 1 year

We bought off plan in 2016, just before Brexit referendum and contunie with completion regardless of the result. Original completion was promised for 2018. Never happened. Also, because of slow solicitors from developers side we were late by just week to finally complete and we were slumped by 540 GBP late completion notice. One week, against more than 6 months delay from builder from original advertised date. Won’t recommend really.

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Up and coming area

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Better solicitors and no delays in completion

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Hi Konstantin,

We were delighted you chose to start your story with us in 2016 and congratulations on your recent completion.

I would like to meet with you. Please send me through your availability on email.

Best regards,
Georgia.

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Hassle-free experience; great flat

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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.

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– 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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Manager Response

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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Everything you could possible want and more!

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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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VIP Experience from the Anthology team

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I am a first time buyer, and have found this to be a really positive experience. I bought off plan in March 2018 and from that point until I completed in March 2019, I found the Anthology team always available and always reassuring if I had questions. More than just answering questions, I always felt like the team was on hand genuinely to help – and that it was never just about making a sale or deal with a buyer.

I have also been hugely impressed with the quality of the build. When I attended my home visit prior to completion, I could only find 3 minor snagging items – which were instantly addressed. Since moving in, I continue to be impressed by the high quality of the finish throughout and know from other friends who have recently purchased new builds that this is not always the case. I think Anthology have helped to contribute to a community feel to the development, and am really grateful to have had such a happy experience.

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Manager Response

Hi Tara,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for reserving your home with Anthology back in 2018!

Contributing to a community is really important for us so it is lovely to hear that Deptford Foundry has this feeling.

Hope to see you soon.
Georgia

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Great experience with a wonderful team

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Georgia and the rest of the team made the buying experience stress free and extremely positive. As a first time buyer, they were always helpful with any queries I had, and the communication throughout the process has been excellent. The development itself is really well done, and I am extremely happy with the apartment.

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or team to help me with buying my first home

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Great links to public transport. Plenty of options for dining out, ranging from a quick takeaway to some very nice restaurants. Very central so everything is close by, and the area itself is really nice with lots of parks nearby and of course the Thames.

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Manager Response

Hi Ryan,

Thank you for commenting on your experience. It is great to know you felt looked after and we are very happy you are all settled in.

Enjoy exploring the area. Keep an eye on our Anthology social media accounts as we always try and suggest new places in close proximity.

Georgia

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