Deptford: The First Time Buyer Location with Heart and High Living Standards

Deptford Foundry
11 months ago

When looking for her first property, Lissie was hoping to find a new home in a location with soul. Having spent six months searching for her perfect property, Lissie decided to lay her foundations in Deptford, the South East London location brimming with culture, vibrancy but most of all an area of London Lissie describes as having a ‘heart’.

Currently renting in Brixton, Lissie was over the moon to have discovered the excellent qualities of Zone 2 Deptford during her property search. When looking around the area, not only convenient for commuting into central London, it reminded her of the old charm Brixton once possessed.

Lissie explains: “As Brixton continues to become more and more popular, the charm that made the area so great in the first place is disappearing! For me, Deptford is unique and reminds me of the London I love and remember, full of quirky coffee shops and interesting places to spend an evening.”

Having spent two years in Toronto with work, Lissie was hoping to find a property that reflected the standard of living she experienced in Canada in terms of living space but also price. Aware of the media reports on the current property market in London, and the suggestion that prices aren’t set to stabilise soon, she wanted to purchase a property as soon as possible, but didn’t want to compromise on quality or location.

Situated on Arklow Road, Deptford Foundry is less than a ten minute walk from both New Cross station and Deptford High Street with direct connections to London Bridge (6 mins), and Greenwich (12 mins).

Lissie purchased a one bedroom apartment at Deptford Foundry. Having originally looked in locations such as Brixton, she found Deptford Foundry offered her a higher standard of living and more for her money.

Lissie said: “I really wanted to stay living in Zone 2 as I work in advertising in central London. Because of this, I originally began my search in Brixton but soon found that with my budget, I’d have to purchase a small, run down property that would mean I’d spend the rest of my twenties renovating! I was ready to purchase a property and watching the house prices continue to rise around me, I knew I had to secure a home for myself sooner rather than later.  

“When I came across Deptford Foundry, I fell in love with the show home and could really see myself living there. The one bed apartment is spacious, and it reminded me of the standard of living I experienced in Toronto, for a price that fitted my budget. It was quite surreal really. I was extremely impressed that the apartment came with all the added appliances included.”

“The design of the development is really impressive; not only practical with large doors and high ceilings but it’s also a well-structured living space. It’s very stylish. I was really pleased with the balcony leading from the open-plan living area, too! I think outdoor space is vital and I can’t wait to spend summer evenings here admiring the view.”

Deptford Foundry comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments; the development is situated on a former trading estate, backing onto the railway arches under the Deptford Railway Viaduct, on the Greenwich London Bridge Line.

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. As well as the private homes and mix of social rented and shared ownership homes, the development will also provide two new play spaces, a new public route and landscaped areas to promote biodiversity.

Going out with friends is important to Lissie, and with so many new restaurants and bars popping up in the area, Lissie won’t have far to go.

“I love socialising over good food and drink. Wandering around Deptford it was clear how many quirky, independent places I could spend my evenings once I move in next year.

“With the government investing in the area too, it’s evident Deptford will only continue to get better and better. The Bakerloo line is set to run straight past the development, making the connections into town even better. I’m really looking forward to making my move to Deptford and showing off my new apartment to friends and family.”

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