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First residents move into Boleyn Ground development

UptonCatherine Cook has been living in Upton Gardens, the 842-housing development being built on the site of the old Boleyn Ground stadium, since July. The Leeds-raised professional, who is not a West Ham fan, says she loves her one-bedroom flat’s layout as well as the local vibe.

Cook told the Newham Recorder “It wasn’t an area I was familiar with but when I got here it felt quite residential. It has a really nice feel about it.”

A project director for an advertising production agency, Catherine purchased her £350,000 Barratt London home in six-flat block, Academy House, through the Help to Buy scheme.

“I am just a single girl who works really hard and wanted to get on the property ladder and this scheme helps some people who may not be able to,” she said.

With new neighbours living downstairs, the Newham resident now hopes to discover the area’s parks and coffee shops.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “First residents move into Boleyn Ground development

  1. Oh Boy, is she in for a shock.
    ” the Newham resident now hopes to discover the area’s parks and coffee shops.”
    the above comment though really really made me laugh

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