Upton Park – the final match


Barratt London raises £75,000 at Charity Football Tournament.

The Boleyn Ground (Upton Park) has been home to West Ham United FC for over 110 years, but will soon be transformed into Barratt London’s Upton Gardens E13 development – delivering 842 much-needed new homes, including 211 affordable, for the London Borough of Newham.

The final official match played at Upton Park was on 10 May 2016, a 3-2 Premier League West Ham win against Manchester United. However, football was played for one last time yesterday at Upton Park, when Barratt London hosted a special Charity Football Tournament to raise funds for their three charity partners:

  • Children of Heroes, a charity focussed on educating and mentoring the children of fallen servicemen and women, supported by the Brentford division.
  • MacMillan Cancer Support, the charity which aims to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK, supported by the Stratford division.
  • The Silver Line, a charity which operates the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people – 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Supported by the Aldgate division.

Barratt Developments PLC have matched £30,000 of the proceeds raised from the event, raising the net proceeds to £75,000.

The five-a-side tournament consisted of 24 teams and five stages. The knock-out stages took Woodford Heating & Energy Limited and Stanmore Contractors Ltd to the Cup Final, with Woodford Heating & Energy Limited taking home the Cup Final trophy. While Potensis and Barratt London’s Stratford division went through to the Plate Final, with Potensis taking home the Plate Final trophy.

Tom Olsen, finance director, Barratt London, commented: “The entire team involved in redeveloping Upton Park recognises the heritage embedded here and we wanted to mark the start of its new era with an event that would benefit a variety of charitable causes. A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Barratt London five-a-side Charity Football Tournament yesterday, these funds will be greatly appreciated by our charity partners.”

The Upton Gardens development will create 842 one-bed suites, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, duplexes and maisonettes alongside a range of amenities, divided over 15 buildings.

The development will contribute to major regeneration in the area, maintaining the character of the existing community, while making it an even better place to live.

Upton Gardens is due to launch in January 2017.