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Anthology receives the green light for residential tower in Deptford

Anthology has received the green light from Lewisham Council to build a 22 storey residential tower at their flagship, Deptford Foundry development in Deptford, south east London.

Predicted to be complete by mid-2019, the residential tower is set to compromise 58 one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as commercial space on the ground floor.

All homes will boast a sizeable balcony or terrace with excellent views over the city. Deptford Foundry, a former industrial trading estate, has been designed by Rolfe Judd Architecture and draws inspiration from the sites’ local heritage.

There will be a continuous brick column up one side of the tower, a more stylish interpretation of an industrial chimney, which represents the old foundry that once stood on the site.

Ben Allen, Project Director at Deptford Foundry said: “It is vital that homes are being created to meet the ever significant demand for housing; so we are thrilled to have received permission to provide these much needed homes to south east London.

“The tower is set to not only provide new homes but also create further employment and jobs in the area. During the construction process, local contractors will be employed and once complete, the commercial space on the ground floor of the tower will become a permanent provider of local jobs and employment.

“It is important that we continue to embrace the local characteristics and the history of the former trading estate through the homes being constructed on the site. The tower really brings the essence of the sites history to life and we’re excited to begin setting the foundations.

“Deptford is an excellent place to live and it is really thriving at the moment; the streets are vibrant, spilling with independent shops, cafés, local bars and music venues with something for everyone to enjoy. Not only this, but transport links are excellent, especially with the recent announcement of the Bakerloo line extension which’ll run right past Deptford Foundry.”

Both Deptford and New Cross stations are within walking distance to the development, offering direct connections to London Bridge (6 mins), Cannon Street (13 mins) and Greenwich (12 mins). Deptford is also set to benefit from Cycling Quietways which will run from Waterloo to Greenwich via New Cross and Deptford. This cycleway will be used to encourage less-confident cyclists to get on their bikes more frequently as the routes will run through quieter side streets and parks.

Once all phases are complete, Deptford Foundry will consist of 276 properties in eight buildings. The buildings will be complemented by attractive communal landscaped areas and courtyards. 

The landscaping around the tower will consist of a mixture of different toned paving and granite benches for residents to utilise. The area will benefit from greenery such as planters and trees, and to stay true to the sites industrial heritage, a steel sculpture will stand tall in the communal area.

For more details on the homes being created at the Anthology Deptford Foundry development, visit the Anthology London website: anthology.london or call 020 7526 9229. Find Anthology London on Twitter @AnthologyLondon, Facebook and Instagram.

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