Is Deptford the new Dalston?Former industrial land to be transformed with new homes - and an improved high street, train station and riverfront

Deptford is quickly usurping Dalston as the capital’s hippest postcode. The artistic hub is being transformed thanks to Deptford Foundry and The Timberyard Deptford development in the new Evelyn Street neighbourhood.

Raw, artistic and still resisting gentrification, Deptford has usurped Dalston as the capital’s hippest postcode. It has a creative vibe that ripples out from Goldsmiths college, a historic waterfront and a high street that is rapidly improving.

It also has enviably quick transport connections to central London and Docklands.

It’s a disjointed area, however, so the local council aims to unite the high street and railway station with the riverfront by providing pedestrian-friendly flows across Evelyn Street to Deptford Strand, site of Henry VIII’s royal Dockyard and for decades a strip of derelict wharves and factory sheds.

The Timberyard Deptford is a new Evelyn Street neighbourhood of 1,132 new homes. This mix of flats and houses will have a new public square, and a linear park along the route of the former Grand Surrey Canal. Prices from £432,000. Call 020 3815 9000. 

Nearby Deptford Foundry also opens up and transforms former industrial land, while its architecture makes a virtue of the gritty urban setting alongside arailway viaduct.

A new central street is being created and arches punched through for better access to the wider area. 

The 316 homes are spread across eight blocks, one with 70 studio spaces for artists.

Prices start from £345,000. Call 020 7526 9229.


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