Deptford Foundry

Anthology

Project Value:

£75 million

Client:

Completion:

2020

Key Points

316 apartments

2775 sqm of commercial spaces

BREEAM Excellent to commercial spaces

Built from London

Acting for Anthology, a developer creating homes that are ‘Built from London’, Associated Architects were appointed to deliver Anthology’s Deptford Foundry mixed use development. Anthology set out to create a new vibrant development integrated and connected to the local community.

Currently under construction, the development replaces a former redundant metal foundry formed in 1831. The original foundry on Arklow Road was once a thriving centre of design excellence, producing a variety of metal goods from propellers to manhole covers.

A Thriving Local Community

The proposals will transform the industrial estate into a high-quality mixed-use development which makes a positive and lasting contribution to the ongoing regeneration of Deptford and New Cross. Set in a thriving local community, the rest of the city is also within easy reach via the nearby stations at New Cross and Deptford.

Made up of eight buildings and one tower the development is arranged between converging railways. Cobalt Tower, a distinctive 22-storey tower, forms a marker for those travelling in and out of the capital and provides its residents far reaching views. The design of the contemporary homes and studios for local artists at Deptford Foundry is inspired by the industrial history of the site.

A New Public Square

Once complete, the development will provide 316 new homes comprising private, shared ownership and affordable specifications. A selection of one, two and three-bedroom homes are on offer, all boasting balconies or terraces. Its residents will have access to the communal landscape garden within the development.

A new commercial quarter of commercial space will be clustered around a new eastern public square. The spaces are to be provided to a shell and core specification. These are set to become home to a leading arts organisation providing high quality studios, workshops and project spaces appealing to artists, designers and makers.

A new central pedestrianised zone, around a series of linked landscaped courtyards, will be provided within the site facilitating a connection between Rolt Street and Arklow Road.