Housebuilder Barratt Homes has teamed up with London developer Galliard Homes to convert West Ham’s Upton Park stadium into a residential village, according to a national newspaper.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that building firm Barratt has signed a joint venture agreement with Galliard – the firm that has bought the ground from the Hammers, who are moving to London’s Olympic Stadium for next season.
Hammers chairwoman Karen Brady said in February that Galliard won the bid to buy the site because of its east London roots.
The paper reported that the two building firms are currently seeking planning permission for the development, and are in discussion with Newham Council over the level of “affordable housing” that must be provided.
There had originally been talk of landscaped gardens, a West Ham museum and statue of Bobby Moore.
A spokesman for Barratt Homes said: “Galliard Homes and Barratt London can confirm that they are working together regarding the potential redevelopment of the existing West Ham football ground following the club’s relocation to the former Olympic Stadium in readiness for the 2016-2017 football season.”