The location of West Ham’s former home ground has been reborn as the new development, ‘Upton Gardens’.
Formerly the home of the Boleyn Ground, the spot now accommodates 18 buildings, set around a communal garden, which will offer 842 new homes. The one, two, three and four bedroom apartments each have their own private outdoor space, 24-hour concierge service, cycle storage and underground parking.
The Boleyn Ground was home to West Ham United for over 100 years, until it was bulldozed in 2016.
Although the Hammers have a new home at London Stadium, the club’s history is still retained in the new development. A tree lined street nicknamed the ‘Legacy Route’ celebrates the Boleyn Ground, where English football legends such as Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst once played.
“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," said Pam Reardon, Sales Director at Barratt London. "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."
The area itself also has a lot to offer. Upton Gardens is a mere six minute walk from Upton Park tube station, offering easy access to the city centre. The nearby Forest Gate and Manor Park stations will also connect the space to the Crossrail when it opens in 2019.
As one of the boroughs which hosted the 2012 London Olympics, Newham has seen a healthy amount of urban regeneration over the past few years. Newham Council estimates that £22bn will be invested in the borough by 2025, creating new jobs, homes and leisure opportunities to revitalise the space. These homes are likely to be a worthwhile investment, particularly given London's rising property prices.
“Newham is an area undergoing a huge amount of regeneration and there is still a great deal going on so this represents a viable investment opportunity as well as a great location for owner occupiers," Reardon continued.
“The development has excellent connections into central London, and we expect strong interest from commuters looking for good value and a fast route to work. We believe the development’s proximity to Stratford and its amenities will also appeal.”
Sales are set to begin in Summer 2017, with prices starting at £350,000.
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