Deptford Foundry, SE14

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Anthology
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Ranked 5th out of 11 in Deptford
4.27 (78 reviews) 4.27 (78 reviews)
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4.24
Facilities
4.55
Design
4.56
Location
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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A Great Location, Great Flat, Management Company Lets It Down

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Review Date Jul 2022

The property itself is lovely and I enjoy living here but the management company could be better, there are a lot of issues that need addressing. but overall it is a nice little community and the people living here are great.

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After a year and a half of living here I still love it, the flat is great and the location is excellent. So many great amenities and so easy to get into central.

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How slow the management company would be at sorting out issues.

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Slow and often unhelpful. I have had a window I cannot open since Sept last year and it still isn’t sorted..

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4
Design
5
Location
4
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Hi Jay,

Thanks very much for your feedback and I am pleased you are enjoying your home and the community.

I am sorry to hear about your issues with your window and I have raised your feedback with the team.

Did you submit this issue through Clixifix, as the team can’t find it? If you drop me an email with your apartment number and the details, I will look into this issue.

Best wishes,
Libby

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Good building poorly managed

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Review Date Jun 2022

The buildings have been constructed at a good standard. However, there were obvious flaws – such as weak magnetic locks that have allowed to break-ins every now an then.

The building management isn’t any good. Management charges are high and the services provided are subpar.

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Walking distance to green spaces / parks as well as Thames Pathway.
There are cycle ways cutting through the neighborhood making it easy to get to central London and the City.

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The bicycle storage rooms aren’t safe. There have been many break-ins and thefts.

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

Responses, when any, are not great – usually in a passive-aggressive tone.

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Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
3
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Simple Design with nice living conditions.

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Review Date Nov 2021

The design if the development is quite modern but also boring. It looks like any other development in London, without any heart or passion behind the architecture. That said, it is still very well finished, well isolated as the train passes by very close (cannot be heard with closed windows) and very enjoyable to live here as many families and dogs inhabit the development. It is quiet as it is a private area without cars passing through which also allows you to freely walk outside or let your kids play in the “front yard”.

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The local area is quite rural, it’s a 10 minute walk to New Cross main road where most restaurants and convenience stores are located. Also a 7 minutr walk to the nearest train station and as a student who goes to Goldsmiths it is perfectly located near my uni.

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I was very suprised how tight of a community the development is.

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

I have not raised an issue yet however I keep seeing my neighbours being upset with the management.

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3
Design
3
Location
4
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Hi There,

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

We’re glad to hear that you are satisfied with the finish of the development at Deptford Foundry and that you are enjoying the convenience of living in Deptford, with the wide variety of quirky cafe’s, restaurants and bars located minutes away from your front door.

We are also delighted to hear you speak about the welcoming community at Deptford Foundry; it really is a fantastic place to live.

Regards,
Danielle

Very happy with the development and wider community.

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Review Date Nov 2021

Very happy with the development and wider community. The location is excellent and very useful for transport, local green spaces (greenwich park, deptford park, folkestone gardens…) as well as local food, bar and shopping options. A quickl cycle into town or an even shorter train journey.

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We love the area!

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Can’t think of any!

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

They responded to all settling issues with the flat in a timely manner.

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
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Hi There,

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

We’re delighted to hear that you are enjoying living at Deptford Foundry and that our onsite team are responding to you quickly and looking after you well.

Deptford is a fantastic location to live isn’t it? With a wide variety of quirky local cafe’s, bars, restaurants, shops and green spaces, you have all that you would need on your doorstep!

Kind Regards,
Danielle

Happy customer!

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Review Date Nov 2021

I think the development looks good, is well kept and modern. I love the fact that there are local artists and business here and would like to see more. The concierge is fantastic – really helpful and friendly. I’ve personally not had a problem or issue with building or property management. Our service charge is quite pricey considering there are no additional facilities like a gym.

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It’s a really convenient location. Near to two train stations, cafes, convenience stores and a short walk from Deptford high street. There are a few nice parks and green spaces nearby. It’s near a train line which doesn’t really bother me but can be loud if windows and doors are open. At night it’s generally quite quiet for London, but there can be some street noise. I personally feel safe in the area. There isn’t a great deal of parking. I don’t need a car parking space but it would be useful to have an area designated for visitors to the development

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

Since the initial snagging issues I haven’t really needed to contact the management team. Recently when I had an issue with my front door lock and was directed to an on-site handy man who fixed the issue.

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Design
4
Location
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Hi Jax,

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

We’re delighted to hear that you are enjoying life at Anthology Deptford Foundry and that our onsite team are looking after you very well. We agree, the local businesses and artists that occupy the commercial space at Deptford Foundry really enhance the development itself and add to the community feel.

Regards,
Danielle

Good location and facilities but management company need to improve things.

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Review Date Nov 2021

Design is good, position of the buildings are nice. Landscaping and commercial facilities are well maintained. Management company is slow to react. There are ongoing security concerns involving unauthorised entry, bike thefts and not much have been done. Communal heating is good and cheaper than normal heating.

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Good location which is getting better as more facilities are being brought into. Development itself is a good quality and we didn’t have any major isssues so far. However, management company is a bit slow to react on things.

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All was as expected. Some snugging was done as expected

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

Yes but slow. Sometimes tickets left open for a long time.

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4
Design
5
Location
5
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Hi Konstantin,

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

We are glad to hear that you are enjoying living at Anthology Deptford Foundry. We agree, isn’t the location fantastic!

Regards,
Danielle

Lovely flat in a great location, we love!

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Review Date Nov 2021

We chose the flat as we felt all the finishes were of a much higher quality than that of other developments we saw. Particularly the flooring, paint colours and balcony. Our flat seems to be super soundproof as we’ve never heard any of our neighbours. Concierge is a great plus for when we’re not in to receive packages.

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Great range of bars and restaurants in the area, including Stockton, and the Dog & Bell. Pretty quiet street and doesn’t take long to walk to New Cross or Deptford trains for quick access to city. Greenwich park is also not far which is great for the weekends.

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Everyone on the development is super welcoming and happy to help each other out.

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

They’ve fixed most issues pretty quickly, we simply submit through a portal.

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Design
5
Location
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Hi Lily,

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

It’s fantastic to hear that you chose Anthology Deptford Foundry as you felt that the finish were of a much higher quality than other developments that you saw. This is something that we prioritise highly at Anthology, so we are delighted to hear that you agree and that this contributed to your decision to purchase at Deptford Foundry.

We agree, Deptford is a fantastic place to live, with a variety of quirky cafe’s, restaurants and bars located within walking distance of your front door!

Regards,
Danielle

Nice place to live but neighborhood is lacking

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Review Date Sep 2021

Design is really good – it’s enjoyable to live here, there’s a lot of plants on the patio which is a nice accent. Concierges are lovely! Especially Ionella who’s always friendly and helpful. However when it comes to property management I feel like they are not very involved and have strictly business/money oriented approach to residents and issues around the development

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Walking distance to New cross station, new cross gate and Deptford station. Easy to get to London Bridge by train or to Shoreditch by overground. However, there are no supermarkets close by – Sainsbury’s 20 minutes walk away and Asda around 15. Close neighborhood is not the nicest, there’s not much around and personally (as a young woman) I don’t feel the safest at night when I’m walking home alone. Hopefully that will change soon with more developments being completed

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Weird balcony policy and management not being fair around it (I.e. not everyone is treated the same) plus the rules are far from reasonable as the don’t take into account aspects such as difference is size and location of the balcony

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

Yes, whenever I had any issues with my flat they have been addressed

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
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Hi There,

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

It’s great to hear that you’re very pleased with the design of both your home and the buildings at Anthology Deptford Foundry.

Kind Regards,
Danielle

Love it.

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Review Date Sep 2021

Really lovely development with great design touch’s. A couple of things could be better such as the property management and some minor interior issues; but overall I am very happy here, glad I purchased. Feel very at home.
Would recommend Anthology!!

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Brilliantly located close to central, great bars and restaurants.

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

Yes but slow and some not resolved as of yet.

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4
Design
4
Location
4
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Hi Jamie,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review.

It’s great to hear that you are pleased with the design of your home at Deptford Foundry and that you feel very at home.

Customer service is paramount to us, so we are delighted to hear that you would recommend Anthology 🙂

Kind Regards,
Danielle

Great place with a few minor problems

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Review Date Sep 2021

The development is very nice, there are just a few problems with scooters driving through very fast and quite a few break ins of the bike sheds. Overall, the people are great and the apartment is quite a good build quality. I’m very happy that I brought here and would recommend it to others.

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I love the area with lots of great things to do. Lots of green areas as well. The dog friendly nature of the development is a bonus.

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That it can be difficult to explain how to get here for delivery drivers. That concierge is not 24/7

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

Mostly they have been really sponsice but in a few cases they have fobbed off blame on the local council.

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Design
4
Location
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Hi Ryan,

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

We’re glad to hear that you are enjoying life at Hale Works and that you are so pleased with the build quality that you would recommend Hale Works to your friends. We agree that the location is fantastic, with lots of local amenities located right on your doorstep.

Kind Regards,
Danielle

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