Deptford Foundry, SE14

Anthology
Ranked 1st out of 13 in Deptford

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4.64 (based on 44 reviews) 4.64 (44 reviews)

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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.

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Review Date Apr 2019

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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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

Terrific new development

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Review Date Jun 2019

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.

Very happy here – a great experience through the whole journey from viewing to moving in

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Review Date Feb 2019

We have recently purchased at Deptford Foundry and are very happy with the flat and the experience we’ve had from the outset. We have found Anthology to have a very strong ethos of how they want to run their company and the experience they want their customers to have. We had an issue with our flat that needed fixing prior to moving in and were really impressed with the transparency and honesty that Anthology showed when dealing with it and the reassurance we got that everything would be perfect before we moved in. The flat itself is beautifully finished to a high spec with great attention to detail.

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Deptford is a really great part of town with loads of good independent bars, music venues and restaurants. The development is a short walk from the centre of Deptford and has plenty of green space nearby.

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Hi Rhodri,

Thanks for writing a review!

We’re pleased that everything was sorted before you moved in and thank you for your understanding when we’ve needed access post occupation. We know this is sometimes less than ideal 🙂

Best regards,
Georgia.

Chuffed with our Anthology experience

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Review Date Oct 2019

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.

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

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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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!

Hassle-free experience; great flat

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Review Date Apr 2019

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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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

Anthology kept us informed every step of the way

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Review Date Jun 2019

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!

Buying a flat can be a daunting prospect, but Anthology were there to help from start to finish.

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Review Date Feb 2019

When looking for a flat to purchase through Help to Buy scheme, I knew it had to be within budget and within cycling distance to work. Little did I know that I would get so much more than that through purchasing with Anthology.

The support provided by Georgia and the team was always very timely, friendly and efficient. Being the sole occupier, and never having bought anywhere before, often meant that I didn’t have another person to bounce-off or ask questions to. Therefore feeling less alone throughout the process was a huge weight off my mind, particularly given some difficulties I was having on the Mortgage side of things which Anthology were very understanding about.

Living in the building itself has met all hopes and expectations. You can report issues, if there are any, via an online portal and they are very quick to follow up. For example, some window glass had been scratched in the build, and the top of a radiator dented slightly. This was fixed very soon after moving in.

In the lead up to moving in, everything was communicated very well, both in terms of the wider development as a whole, but also the spec on the flats and time-lines for getting everyone into their apartments.

Lo and behold, Anthology were running a bit ahead of schedule, and I was in the flat before Christmas.

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Deptford is great for so many reasons. There’s a quiet cycle route that takes you straight to the heart of London in less than 45mins. There are three key stations (New Cross, New Cross Gate, Deptford). The range of food shops on Deptford High Street continues to delight and surprise. As does the market at the weekends. There’s a theatre, many art spaces, two independent cinemas nearby, restaurants and places for a boogie. You’re also walking distance from Greenwich for spending time outdoors in the park there.

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Thank you so much for your review Lily!

You were so proactive in your journey to legal completion, we appreciated the constant hard work.

The Deptford area does indeed surprise and delight; it sounds like you are taking advantage of everything it has to offer! We’re going to begin to introduce the artists that have moved into Deptford Foundry soon…

Speak soon,
Georgia.

Amazing development!

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Review Date Oct 2019

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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Everything you could possible want and more!

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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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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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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