Our Deptford Foundry residents answer your questions
Deptford Foundry recently won 5 awards on HomeViews, the independent review site for residential developments. We are particularly proud of these awards as they are based solely on the ratings given by our residents who gave Deptford Foundry 4.83 out of 5, and it is rated the number 1 development for London (June 2019).
When you are buying a home, whether it be your first or your fifth home, there are lots of questions and considerations you need to weigh up. We have let our residents, through their reviews, answer some of your more frequently asked questions. Please visit HomeViews and read all our resident reviews on Deptford Foundry.
What is Anthology like as a developer?
“What’s been particularly exceptional for me was the level of support, help and care Anthology have provided throughout.”
“Our last experience of buying a new home was appalling. Our experience with Anthology couldn’t have been more different. The team were fantastic from start to finish. 10 out of 10 in our opinion. Sincere thanks to everyone at Anthology. Would certainly consider buying at your other developments.”
“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.”
What was the quality of finish of the flats?
“The build quality is high and the layout is sensible and in line with what was set out in the plans. Any issues have been quickly rectified since moving in.”
“The finish/workmanship is perfect – no weird wonky bits or cut corners to be found!”
“Although I haven’t really had any major issues with the condition of the property, there is a user-friendly portal which allows you to efficiently log any defects upon moving in. The couple of minor snagging list items I did have were resolved within 24 hours.”
“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.”
What was the adherence to the timeline?
“The developer was in touch every step of the way and has also been able to provide useful information since moving in.”
“Communication and updates throughout the process were genuinely helpful (pay attention to the timelines telling you what you need to think about and when!); moving in was seamless; and, of course, the flat itself is stunning.”
Are the concierge and management helpful?
“I am so happy with my new one-bedroom apartment. The Anthology team have been excellent – particular stand outs for me have been the designated help from Georgia Cannon who has been always one telephone call away whenever I have had a query and secondly, how quickly the team dealt with snagging (which to be very honest was not much at all). I was very particular and all of the snagging was rectified in the interim between the handover and moving-in. I would not hesitate to recommend them.”
“The concierge is really helpful and will accommodate any requests you may have.”
What is the local area around Deptford Foundry like?
“Deptford and New Cross are going through a huge period of change, and the new Deptford Foundry development is perfectly located pretty much equidistant between both areas.”
“Plenty of options for dining out, ranging from a quick takeaway to some very nice restaurants. Very central so everything is close by, and the area itself is really nice with lots of parks nearby and of course the Thames.”
“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.”
Are the local transport connections good and reliable?
“Great transport links, being well served by multiple train stations. Trains from New Cross to London Bridge are frequent and not particularly busy (by London standards), even at rush hour. It takes me only 40mins door to door to get to work, which I never thought would be possible for a first time buyer in London.”
“Situated equal distance between New Cross and Deptford station. As I work in London Bridge, my door to door commute is 20 minutes. Plenty of cool bars and places to eat.”
Are there any top tips and advice from residents?
“Pay attention to the timelines and considerations Anthology send out so you’ve got your ducks in a row when it comes to completion (my mortgage took way longer than I’d planned for). Take advantage of the site visits to start planning furniture shopping (if you don’t own anything) so you can be truly settled in your shiny new flat ASAP. I regret having not gone to the social events Anthology organised to meet neighbours etc. prior to completion.”
If you have any questions or just fancy talking through your options please give one of our team a call.