Newham Council received a planning application for Upton Park redevelopment. West Ham’s home stadium will be replaced by 14 blocks with 838 apartments. Now residents can consult the project.
Back in February 2014 West Ham United announced they had reached an agreement with Galliard Homes to redevelop Upton Park into roughly 700 new flats. Of course the project will be launched only after the Irons move to the Olympic Stadium permanently in mid-2016.
Within two years there will be nothing left of the 112-year old stadium. Late last week Newham Council received official planning application for the site. A new company, understood to be Galliard’s subsidiary, is applying for 838 apartments instead of 700. As is very often the case, few of them will be considered ‘affordable housing’.
Overall 14 blocks are planned to cover the stadium blueprint and its western parking lot. With height ranging from 3 to 13 floors, the buildings will offer community and commercial use on floor-space. The developer keeps its promise and plans a modest plaza with Bobby Moore’s statue in the middle of the current field.
Residents have time to February 13 to submit their comments or objections about the plan.