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First Time Buyer Nicolas Found the Perfect Place to Call His, at Anthology Deptford Foundry

Nicolas Giorgi, had been renting in London for the past decade, living all over the city, including King’s Cross, Baker Street, Haringey, Shoreditch and Fulham. Through his job as an architect, Nicolas was familiar with Karakusevic Carson and David Chipperfield, the architects behind the design of Anthology Hoxton Press and had a professional curiosity to check it out. After admiring the impressive and aesthetic design and the high quality feel to Anthology’s developments, it was the spectacular views at Anthology Deptford Foundry which swayed his final decision for his new home.  

As a First Time Buyer, the London Help To Buy scheme helped to make Nicolas’ new home an affordable reality. After renting for many years, Nicolas made the decision to purchase, as the mortgage repayments were around 60% lower than what he was paying for rent. As Nicolas mentioned, “for the foreseeable future my money is safe, rather than paying an expensive deposit. Making the decision was actually way easier than I thought.”

Nicolas found that the high quality design of the building and finishes stood out against similar projects with a similar price range. Additionally, the contemporary and unique angles and design of Cobalt Towers gave a characteristic feel to the property, which is often not as achievable in a new build. Nicolas explains “I think that’s something Anthology does really well, you place value in well designed spaces.”

With a daily commute to the West End of London, Nicolas enjoys the fact that he can cycle to work everyday. The well connected public transport in Deptford came as a pleasant surprise, giving Deptford a central feel in contrast to previous areas he has lived in.

Nicolas found Anthology to be very accommodating and attentive during the full purchase and completion process. After having no experience in buying property in London, Anthology helped to make this an easy journey. For First Time buyers, Nicolas recommended that putting away savings as your first expense, at the beginning of every month, was a helpful way to stay on track with saving for his new home. In regard to Anthology, Nicolas explains “I would recommend not only this development, but any Anthology development to a friend. The developments are of a really nice scale and quality”.

After only a recent move, Nicolas has found the community at Deptford vibrant and unique. “It’s really interesting, it feels alive and very diverse which is always good, and always changing. I really like the Second Floor Art Studios, it gives a different character to the area than if it was a traditional commercial space.”

“The place is starting to feel like home, which is harder than you think, it's really nice. The sense of belonging to a place has been surprising.”

When pushed to describe his new home in one word, the spectacular view from Anthology Deptford Foundry instantly sprang to mind, however it was settled on ‘Mine’. “And I never thought I could say that in the city.”

Situated on Arklow Road, Deptford Foundry is 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).

Cobalt Tower, the latest addition to Anthology Deptford Foundry, l completes the pioneering development, comprising 58 homes over 22 storeys. Interested buyers can now view the uniquely designed one, two and three-bedroom homes on the 10th floor and take in the impressive, panoramic views of the City and Canary Wharf.

For more details on the homes at the Deptford Foundry development or for those interested in viewing the recently launched Cobalt Tower homes, visit the Anthology London website: or call 020 7526 9229. Find Anthology London on Twitter @AnthologyLondon, Facebook and Instagram. 

Deptford Foundry

Published on 26|01|2022

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