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Upton Gardens, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 23 Feb 2017

Upton Park moves on up

Upton Gardens by WAN Editorial in London, United Kingdom
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The site of the former West Ham United football ground in east London is being transformed into a residential village 

Following West Ham United FC’s move to a new stadium at the Olympic Park in London the site of the club’s former ground is being transformed into Upton Gardens. An area of east London that used to be associated with rows of Victorian red brick terraced houses clustered around the football stadium is being reborn as a residential village. There will be 842 homes across 18 buildings which will range in height from three to 13 storeys. A new tree lined street nicknamed “Legacy route” will celebrate the history of the old ‘Boleyn ground’ as it was known. Sculptures of legendary people connected with the club are set to be commissioned and these will stand along the legacy route.

Demolition of the former football stadium is already taking place and the developers Barratt London have released these images showing the redeveloped site. 

Pam Reardon, sales director for Barratt London, said: “A great deal of thought has gone into the design of Upton Gardens to ensure the legacy of the site, with its historical significance and importance to West Ham Football Club, is preserved.

“We are confident that the Legacy Route will ensure the spirit of the site lives on and we have taken care to retain the memorial garden for those commemorating loved ones affiliated with West Ham United.”

Prices of properties at the site start at £350,000. The new homes will be launched on 24.2.17 at Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City. Call Barratt on 0333 210 0072.

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