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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Anthology should be proud of what they’ve created here….

Buying in London, no matter how deep your pockets is a challenge. There is a lot of choice and many areas with new builds popping up. I’d lived in Stoke Newington for over 15 years and my wife and I wanted to buy something bigger and in an area that was up and coming (better value essentially). I didn’t know the area at all and like many here we actually put a deposit down on a Deptford Foundry apartment three years before we actually moved in.

We must have seen 10 different developments, different areas and price points. Most off-plan so you are essentially judging a new home from a show home, a model and a well trained salesperson. We knew what we were looking for and it wasn’t till we discovered Anthology that we saw something that felt right. The concept of residential, mixed with artist studios (we have a friend here already who is renting studio space with Second Floor Studios), the quality of the build and the whole approach Anthology take is really exceptional. Small things like the way they’ve’ selected furniture for the show flat was in a different league to many other big developers. You could see they cared about the quality of the build and the thought around how this old Metal works site was being reused was obvious.

Communication was flawless during the years between our initial contact, deposit and then the completion process. I must have seen or spoken to 4 or 5 members of the team and all were extremely helpful. There was a slight delay in our building being completed, but this was clearly communicated and I felt if we had any questions, the team at Anthology were quick to answer.

We completed in April 2019 and our move in was effortless. We’re so happy with our new home, the quality and finish is outstanding. Even though the site is still in a construction phase with other buildings being completed, there is already a nice vibe here. The artist studios mean its not the ghost town you get in other new builds. There are frequent private views and I love seeing the work in different studios appear in the windows on my way home. All the staff we’ve met have been great, especially the concierge at Casting House who go out of their way to help.

There is an intuitive online system for reporting any faults or issues in your home and this has proved extremely helpful with swift responses and excellent work on any snagging, which has been minimal.

We love living here already, especially our daily sunsets over the city. The trains are frequent, but the soundproofing of the windows is really good and we’re used to the flow of them already. I know this area is changing, Deptford Market Yard is a good example of that, It feels good to be a part of all that is happening in in this area and we’re looking forward to seeing how Deptford Foundry develops over the coming months and years.

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We have a Waitrose! Although its a quite a trek from the development its right on the river and with a safe place to lock a bike, its easy to get to with mostly traffic free riding along the Thames path. There are some great places to eat and drink on Deptford High Street and among the arches. Transport links area great, I can get into Shoreditch in under 25mins from here.

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There is no food waste recycling here yet, it would be good to look into sorting that.

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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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Anthology kept us informed every step of the way

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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Terrific new development

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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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Excellent Experience

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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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Hi Sarah,

We’re delighted you are happy with your home! It is so lovely seeing some of our first ever Anthology customers move in.

We will continue to update you on the local area and new community but if there is anything else you’d like to hear about, just let me know 🙂

Speak soon.
Georgia

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It was a doddle

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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

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!

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

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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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.

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

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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Manager Response

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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Manager Response

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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