Anthology and Childeric Primary School create a piece of Deptford history
The shoebox-sized capsule was filled by the Year Five pupils of Childeric Primary School. The children were invited to include items that meant something to them, as children growing up in Deptford in 2017. A variety of keepsakes including playing cards, photographs, and even a piece of homework were placed in the capsule, which was then buried on the Deptford Foundry site.
The two Year Five classes from Childeric Primary were also given the opportunity to hear from Deptford Foundry Project Director, Ben Allen, about Anthology’s project and what a positive impact it will have on the area in which they live and go to school. The children were thrilled to have a look at the interactive model and engage in a Q&A with the Anthology team.
The pupils were also taken on to site in their very own Anthology branded high-vis vests to watch our Groundwork Contractor, O’Halloran & O’Brien (OHOB) Ltd, bury the time capsule into the ground that will soon have the 276 homes of Deptford Foundry upon it.
This latest project with Childeric Primary School comes as part of Anthology’s ongoing commitment to creating a legacy and leaving a lasting impact on the communities within which it is building homes. Anthology’s developments across London, including Hoxton, Wembley and Tottenham Hale, are all designed and built with community at the heart.
Ben Allen, Project Director at Anthology, said: “It was our pleasure to welcome and host the pupils of Childeric Primary at Deptford Foundry and to show them our current build progress. Many of these students will walk by the development on their way to and from school, so it was really encouraging to hear all their questions and to provide them with an understanding of both the build process and the finished product. They were delighted to hear that two new playgrounds will be provided and will be free to use by all!”
“The pupils will be growing up alongside the development so we were thrilled to give them the opportunity to put together the time capsule and leave their lasting mark on what we hope will come a pillar of the community. It was a great day and we hope the students had as much fun as we did!”
This month, Anthology is launching ‘Molten Court’ – the next release of stunning apartments at Deptford Foundry.
The development, designed by Rolfe Judd Architecture, has been designed with the local history in mind as it once stood as a former trading estate.