Deptford Foundry, SE14

Deptford Foundry, SE14

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Anthology
Ranked 32nd out of 90 in South East London
4.28 (78 reviews) 4.28 (78 reviews)
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4.24
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4.55
Design
4.56
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4.18
Value
4.01
Management

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. Prices start from £455,000.

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Couldn’t have asked for a better experience

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Review Date Apr 2019

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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4
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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

FAB Experience!

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Review Date Apr 2019

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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4
Location
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Value
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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!

Could be a great development of Anthology fix the security issues

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2020

Firstly, the development itself and the flats are generally well designed, with finishes I didn’t see in other similar developments. I fell in love with the kitchen and bathrooms, and the amount of space we have in the flat.

We have a concierge onsite 6 days a week from 7 to 7 which has been a god send – especially in the normal times when we’re based in the office.

However, there are some quite major downsides to this development. Rendal and Rittner have done a sub standard job at managing the development (slow to communicate, slow to send service charge demands, heavy handed with small issues but seem unable to fix the quite major issue with the development).

Coupled with this, the security built into the development though looks like it should be good, but is very superficial. We have had countless number of break ins to bike stores (pretty much every bike store in the development has been broken into, and owners / residents bikes stolen). The most recent exposed the vet flimsy mag locks we have on the main doors into the development which were able to be pulled open with just some brute force. These issues have been ongoing for at least the last 6 months of not more, and neither Anthology (who point towards R&R), or R&R seem to be taking this seriously.

It is the responsibility of that developer to ensure that the development is safe and secure, in this they have failed.

It’s a shame, because if this was fixed, there is a great community here and the flats are generally really nice. But, until Anthology step up and fix this – be very wary about buying here.

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Being between Deptford and New Cross means you have access to two vibrant areas, with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants. The area has a quirky vibe to it which I love.

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Would have thought twice if I had realised security on the development was so poor.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Security – we need to feel like we won’t have our possessions stolen when using the facilities we pay for in the development (or god forbid, that someone actually ends up getting into one of the flats which I’m sure is next!).

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Design
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Location
4
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Hi Ben,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Anthology are working with Rendall & Rittner to provide a longer term solution to the security. The bike store doors are of an approved standard, agreed with Building Control and Premier Guarantee but we understand that we are being targeted by opportunistic thieves.

Mag locks have been changed, night security has been trialled and all residents have been provided with an additional key to the bike stores. When the dead bolt has been locked, break in’s have been deterred so we need to ensure everyone is completing this action.

Each additional security measure is being evaluated by Rendall & Rittner to ensure it is effective and we will be working hard alongside them to ensure all our residents feel safe and secure living at Deptford Foundry.

Best regards,
Georgia

Fantastic development and stress-free buying experience!

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Review Date Apr 2019

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.

Happy Buyer

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2019

The process of buying a flat with Anthology was professional and the customer experience was personal.

My experience with Anthology from day one gave me the confidence that this was the developer I should choose to make my purchase. The experience with the sales team, the visit to the showroom and the process of putting down a deposit was straight forward and transparent. The regular updates on the build progress bought me into the project more and more before completion.

The result of Alloy House has exceeded my expectation and I’m very pleased I made the decision to back this developer.

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The area is going through a large regeneration and Deptford Foundry is only a 6 minute train ride to London bridge station. The quality of cafes and bars is very high. You’ll never run out of things to do and see in the local area.

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

To anyone buying a flat at Deptford Foundry I recommend researching what your view will look like from your balcony. Use Google 3d, visualise what you will be see and liaise with Anthology who can help you figure out whether you have a clear view to the Shard or high rise city of London buildings.

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Excellent place to live!

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Review Date Feb 2019

From reserving a flat at Deptford Foundry, through to moving in, Anthology have been superb and always professional. They have provided regular updates on the development and information about the local area. Plus, there was a dedicated point of contact who was available to answer queries and arrange viewings. The concierge service is fantastic and the My Anthology online portal is a valuable resource to access information about the development, local area and to submit queries. The flat has been finished to a high spec, with plenty of storage and a really spacious balcony!

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The transport links are fantastic! New Cross and Deptord railway station are a short walk away. There are plenty of independent cafes and shops in the local area, plus all the standard ameneties. Deptford Market Yard is great in the summer, with pop up food stall and live music. Plus, Greenwich is only a short bus ride if you fancy a wander around!

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Design
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Hi Jackie,

Thank you very much for your feedback! We’re delighted that My Anthology is useful and is the ‘go-to’ source for instant information.

We passed on your comments to Rendall & Rittner with regards to Terry & Binto 🙂

See you soon.
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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Design
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4
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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!

VIP Experience from the Anthology team

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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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Design
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Location
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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

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.

Deptford Foundry?

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

We loved the look of the develop before the shovels even broke ground. After viewing them for the first time we knew we really wanted to own a property here. The facilities provided are excellent and we could not be more happy with our new home. Our apartment has a great feel to it and it’s lay out and design make it feel like the ‘swanky’ London flat we always wanted to own.
The community is great and since moving in we have made some great friends and thoroughly enjoy living here. Add to that the friendliness and awesomeness of the anthology staff and you can really understand why it feels like home!

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

Deptford is very much an up and coming area with lots of small businesses popping up all over the place selling all types of things from food and coffee to whatever else you wish to buy.
Transport links are excellent and you can be at London Bridge or Shoreditch With 15 minutes as well as it’s close proximity to Greenwich and everything Greenwich has to offer!

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

Perhaps a map/list of places to go and things to do prior to moving in.
Video made of how to use the controls for heating etc.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

50/50
Some things have been repaired quickly, others have just been left and still not made good.

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Hi Darrel,

Thank you for such an amazing review! We are so happy to hear you love your new Anthology home. At the heart of our approach is our desire to enhance neighbourhoods, and it delights us to see the community growing every day!

Deptford is a great place to live – there’s always something going on, whether its exploring the local restaurants, galleries and markets or just taking a stroll around the many parks and green spaces, as well as it’s proximity to the City and Greenwich.

Great idea for the ‘How to’ video, we will feedback to the team.

Best Regards
Natalie

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