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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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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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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Fantastic development and stress-free buying experience!

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Georgia and the rest of the Anthology team made the buying process smooth and stress-free from start to finish, responding to various queries quickly and clearly and alleviating any concerns I had. Hearing about the experiences of friends who’d bought in other developments only highlighted just how committed the team were to making sure I was happy with everything.

The overall quality and design of the flats is excellent and has more than met my expectations and where there were any minor issues they were rectified very quickly. Overall I’m delighted with both the buying experience and the finished property!

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The transport links are great with regular trains from New Cross and Deptford to central and east London. On top of this there are plenty of great places to grab a bite to eat or a few drinks.

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Hi Mark,

Thank you for writing a review. I’m delighted that you felt the process was smooth and stress-free. Hopefully you can share your experience with friends and we can all encourage people to have confidence in off plan developments.

Best regards,
Georgia.

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FAB Experience!

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Beyond personalised experience from start to finish. Georgia and the team were extremely helpful and friendly with all my questions and queries!
Moving in was amazing, the quality and design of the apartment was second to non, with little features you wouldn’t even think about, that makes the apartment even more perfect.
Any issues with the apartment were logged and sorted within 24 hours.
Concierge facilitiy is also incredibly helpful and handy!
Loved the whole process.

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A few derelict properties nearby, but hear there are lots of plans for development so fingers crossed they are upgraded soon!

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Hi Georgina,

Your flat looks so brilliant. We literally love it 😀

I’m delighted that you enjoyed the purchasing process, especially as you went through the whole two years!

Enjoy every part of your new home.
Georgia

p.s We’re hoping the surrounding building get redeveloped too!

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Couldn’t have asked for a better experience

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You hear so many horror stories about buying off-plan, from delays to lack of communication, but none of this was the case with Anthology – they surpassed all expectations. The team kept us up to date with monthly emails explaining progress and what to expect from the process as you move towards completion. I’ve spoken with friends who have also bought new builds and they got none of this.

What has been a particular highlight has been their promotion of the local area, from discounts offered when the flat was reserved to a really lovely bound book at exchange recommending places to eat and shop. It’s encouraged me to explore the area before moving in and goes to show that they really do want to create a community.

The fact that the ground floor is now full of artist studios is a great touch and really in keeping with the creativity of the area. Overall a fantastic experience, a really high quality build, and a great team. Thanks all!

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Hi Chris,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

It’s great you are sharing your ‘story of home’ with your friends.

One of our key objectives is to celebrate your new community and the local area, so hearing that you explored Deptford before you moved in is music to our ears! We will continue to post information on your local area and events through our blogs posts on our website and our social media channels, so keep following us to find out more.

Kind regards,
Lorri

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A developer who cares, in a development of exceptional value and quality

Anthology London presents Anthology Deptford Foundry, a development situated just a short walk from New Cross and Deptford stations.

The development has been a huge success amongst purchasers and the local community alike. The development will provide a mix of residential apartments available for private sale, as well as Help to Buy and affordable rent. It offers industry-leading layouts, design and specification all whilst being very affordably priced for its location. It will offer a concierge service as well as beautifully landscaped gardens for families and couples to enjoy.

The development was identified as a key opportunity for the developer and provides Londoners with a great starting position within the market, being good value-for-money as well as well-built and of great quality. New Cross is situated 15 minutes from London Bridge and 15 minutes from Canary Wharf via the Jubilee line at Canada Water (one stop from New Cross station), which is fantastic for working professionals.

Deptford is a vibrant and well-equipped area for people from all walks of life. It has pubs, cafés, restaurants and parks. Reputable university, Goldsmiths, is only 10 minutes’ walk away.

Please disclose any commercial relationship to this development or developer:

Senior Surveyor for a number of Anthology developments, including Deptford Foundry.

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Absolutely Incredible All Round

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As first time buyers we were apprehensive about how the process would work and whether we would be satisfied with our purchase after parting with so much money. However Deptford Foundry and Anthology have been amazing all round. We couldn’t be happier with the top quality home that we’ve purchased for a comparatively reasonable price. And throughout the whole process Anthology were unbelievably helpful – providing all the information we needed, helping us along the way and generally showing that they genuinely care about the experience that their residents have living in the development long term. Couldn’t be happier.

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Fitting into the much used “up and coming” category, Deptford is a fantastic area that despite being so centrally located is still a bit of a secret spot. A nice community bustle, plenty of places to eat and drink, the rest of South London at your fingertips, and very easy to get into town. The commuter train from Deptford can be too busy in the mornings but they are adding another service at the end of the year and besides New Cross + other options are very close by.

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Hi Tom,

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We’re delighted that you and Amy chose Deptford Foundry to purchase your first home. It is a daunting process and requires serious financial commitment so it is great to hear you’re pleased with the outcome :).

Thanks for sharing your story too! See you soon.

Georgia

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Moving into Casting House

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I want to congratulate the team at Anthology. I have spoken to numerous friends who found the process of buying and moving into a new property extremely stressful. I, on the other hand, found the start to finish actually enjoyable.

I first contacted the generic sales email on 15th June 2018, with absolutely no idea how I would go about buying a property. I had a rough figure in mind but no contacts to confirm this was even possible. A lovely lady Grace responded to all of my frantic questions, sent me a mortgage advisors contact details and scheduled a time for me to visit the show room. She kindly stayed an hour late on a Sunday to initially show me round, then also arranged a suitable time (late one evening) to walk my parents through the development design & marketing suite. With Grace’s help I had reserved a property by the 28th June 2018.

Following a discussion around affordability, I ended up switching plots. The communication between Torc24 & Anthology made this so much easier. At this point, the fantastic Grace stepped in and guided me through everything, this should have been stressful and exhausting, but instead, it was far from that.

Once everything was all confirmed, I received constant email updates regarding the stage the development was at. I was able to visit the site three times. One of these visits was at a BBQ where I was able to meet other buyers and discuss more details around my soon-to-be home and its current position.

I completed on the 13th December 2018. To my excitement, the completion date was early but there was an option to delay if needed. Everything to do with moving in was booked through the app – move in parking, handover demonstrations and key collection. I ended up collecting my keys after a work event, and concierge waited late to hand them over!!

Grace is still answering my random questions via email, responding within minutes and generally being such a friendly and accommodating person to work with. All in all – a 10/10 service. A service which I doubt can ever be beaten. Thank you so much Anthology!

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All I can think would be a list of exact measurements for curtain fittings and to help know whether other furnishings will fit before moving in. Grace sent me these very quickly, but it would have been very useful to get a detailed measurement PDF similar to the floor plan to help work out whether furniture would fit etc.

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Hi Cat,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

The BBQ was so much fun and it was great for some of our ‘soon to be residents’ to meet each other.

We have realised that it may be useful for people to have more exact measurements before they move in so will be weaving this into our process going forward – thank you for highlighting it!

Georgia

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