Pictures released by developers Barratt London show the future of West Ham’s former Upton Park home for the first time.
Full details of the residential development that will replace the Boleyn Ground will be released next Thursday at a preview launch event in Stratford, close to the club’s new home.
Here’s what we know so far:
Upton Gardens will consist of 842 new properties with one, two, three and four-bedroom homes on offer. Some buildings on the site will stretch as high as 13 stories.
At the centre of the development is a ‘legacy route’, which marks the spot of the Boleyn Ground’s centre circle with a paved courtyard.
Tower gatehouses will sit where the club’s famous yellow turrets stood at the former Boleyn Ground.
Sculptures of club icons and legends will line the legacy route, with the memorial garden and tree left untouched.
Pam Reardon, sales director at 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 will start from £350,000 for a one bedroom, yes, one bedroom flat. Wonderful to see a working class ground make way for such affordable housing, eh?
See ‘Upton Gardens’ here: