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Playing at home: Barratt plans Upton Park housing overhaul

Billy Bambrough
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West Ham played their last game at the ground in May. West Ham beat Manchester United 3-2
West Ham played their last game at the ground in May. West Ham beat Manchester United 3-2 (Source: Getty)

Upton Park, the former home of football team West Ham United, is set to be made in to 842 new homes in the London Borough of Newham.

Residential property developer Barratt London has taken on the project and plans to rename the area Upton Gardens.

The plans include 211 so-called affordable homes.

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West Ham FC vacated the grounds – officially called the Boleyn Ground – for the Olympic Stadium earlier this year.

City A.M. later revealed how the club's complex deal for the Olympic Stadium could make the football club’s wealthy owners even richer than previously thought – at the expense of the taxpayer.

“The entire team involved in redeveloping Upton Park recognises the heritage embedded here,” said Barratt finance director, Tom Olsen.

A charity tournament will be played at Upton Park on 27 September, before demolition the following day.

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