Tree-lined 'legacy route' to feature in transformation of former West Ham United ground to housing

A new tree lined street nicknamed the "legacy route" will celebrate the history of the old 'Boleyn ground' of former West Ham United as it is transformed by developer Barratt into an 842-home residential development.

Upton Gardens - Image: Barratt
Upton Gardens - Image: Barratt

Sculptures of legendary people connected with the club are set to be commissioned and these will stand along the legacy route of the development Upton Gardens. 

West Ham United FC has moved to a new stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London while its former home in east London is reborn as a residential village.

The development's 842 homes will be spread across 18 buildings ranging in height from three to 13 storeys.

Demolition of the former football stadium is already taking place and the developers Barratt London recently released the image above 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 which were launched at the end of February start at £350,000. 

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