London: Upton Park demolition begins

source: StadiumDB.com

London: Upton Park demolition begins No-one will play any more game here and fans bid farewell to their stadium as demolition begins. Instead of Upton Park a new Upton Gardens estate is planned.

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The last professional game at Upton Park was played back in May, when West Ham defeated Man United, a result supporters would give a lot to see this season. But instead of worrying about results, for the time being many fans focus on Upton Park as they bid farewell in social media tributes.

Recently the movie Final Score was shot at the stadium, starring Pierce Brosnan, but the Hollywood production has left Boleyn already. On Tuesday a charity tournament was played at the stadium and since yesterday demolition is officially underway. Barrat London is the developer behind ongoing works, having acquired the stadium from Galliard (initial buyer from West Ham in 2014).

Now Upton Park begins its transformation into Upton Gardens. In total 842 apartments are planned, a fourth of which (211) should be affordable housing. Sale is expected to begin in January 2017 with the offer ranging from single-bedroom suites to homes with 4 bedrooms.

The apartments will spread across 15 buildings, of which the two tallest will mimic the castle towers of still existing west stand. West Ham's rich history in the area will also be commemorated with a statue of Hammers legend, and England's World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore.

To add, the centre circle of the Boleyn Ground pitch will be preserved in a landscaped courtyard while the half-way line will be illuminated through the use of in-laid lighting.

Upton ParkCurrent east stand will be replaced by two separate blocks, each of 11 floors.

Upton ParkView from the famous Green Street, west side of the stadium. Dominating the landscape in the background are two 13-floor towers aimed at symbolising the current two towers of Upton Park.

Upton ParkExactly the perspective players have when entering the field - from west to east, along the half-way line. The line and centre circle landscaped into the public plaza.

Upton Park

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