Deptford Foundry has been lovingly built on the site of an old metal foundry – an innovative design hub in its heyday in the 1800s. This mixed-use development is due for completion in the autumn of 2019, and the architects have paid careful homage to its industrial roots, with exteriors that encompass exposed brick, black wrought-iron and timber.
Deptford Foundry will comprise of some 316 homes across a three-acre site, spread among eight mid-rise buildings and a dominating tower. Landscaped gardens and pathways will weave among it all, giving the feel of a neighbourhood in its own right. 80 artists’ studios will also feature in a bid to welcome and nurture local creative talent.
The designers have gone for a chic and modern aesthetic throughout, with walls painted in soft ivory shades, contemporary LED lighting, and a mix of faux-wood and neutral carpet flooring. Kitchens come in off-white and grey tones, with sleek matt lacquer furniture and Siemens mod-cons, while bathrooms are tiled in elegant porcelain. Prospective residents can choose between one, two and three-bedroom apartments, and a balcony, patio, garden or private section of roof terrace is part of the package, depending on the type of home you go for. Lots of storage space also comes as standard.
In terms of location, the development is in the heart of artsy, fun-loving Deptford, a south-east pocket of London packed with restaurants, bars and galleries. The town is close to historical Greenwich and foodie-haven Bermondsey, and it’s got great transport links for getting further afield. The development is less than a 15-minute walk from both Deptford and New Cross stations, which means speedy connections to the likes of London Bridge, Shoreditch High Street and St Pancras International.