As we get closer to 2016 we also get closer to the Boleyn Ground being demolished to make way for a new development by the Gallaird group who purchased the site. While they still negotiate with Newham Council and local residents over the final planning permission we can show you the virtual views of what Green street and Castle street will look like if planning gets the nod.
The Green Street entrance to the new site will be marked by two red brick residential blocks.
Gallaird claim the tall buildings have high quality community or commercial use units at the ground floor level ideal for a library, health facility or small café. Next to St Edwards Primary School they are proposing a three storey educational use building, comprising a crèche at the ground floor with a teacher training facility in the two storeys above.
The West Ham Memorial Garden at the entrance to the stadium car park will be retained and protected, as part of a public piazza between the church and the entrance to the Legacy Route. Further back, the Tower Gatehouses that flank the Legacy Route sit roughly where the yellow turrets of the stadium entrance are today.
The image of a rebuilt Castle street is above. Gallaird claim they plan to restore Castle Street, which ran from Green Street to Priory Road before the development and expansion of the stadium’s southern stand. The new tree lined street will have large family houses on each side. Access will be limited to service vehicles and controlled by hydraulic bollards to create a pedestrian and family friendly space. All of the houses along Castle Street will have private gardens or large terraces to the rear, in addition to small front garden spaces. One of the blocks has roof terraces. A ramp to the basement car park will be provided from Castle Street.
In late October Newham councillors delayed a decision on the redevelopment of the Boleyn Ground until a revised application has been submitted with greater provision for affordable housing by Boleyn Phoenix, a joint venture of Barratt Homes and Galliard Homes.
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