: BUJ Architects/GMA ArchitectureSt Pier Court is the latest phase of Barratt London’s major regeneration scheme at Upton Gardens, on the site of the former West Ham Football Stadium in the London Borough of Newham.
The apartment block contains 138 apartments in seven cores, set around a central landscaped courtyard. As with all the buildings on the site it is named after a character from West Ham’s sporting history – in this case Wally St Pier, the footballer turned talent scout who spotted 1966 FIFA World Cup winners Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. St Pier Court is next to the famous Legacy Route, a green space that provides pedestrian and cycle transport access throughout the heart of the site, while commemorating the area’s football heritage in its design. This space was Barratt London’s solution to the key challenges of the site - opening up new through routes for pedestrians and cyclists to improve sustainable transport in the area, while winning over local residents by ensuring the memory of the footballing glory days. The landscaping of the legacy route, along with public artwork and design features around the site, uses the theme “bubbles” – after West Ham United’s iconic “Forever Blowing Bubbles” song. St Pier Court provides high-quality housing to appeal to a wide demographic, with well-insulated, comfortable homes ranging from studio apartments to three-bedroom family homes, all with private balconies and contemporary German kitchens. On-site amenities include a gym, concierge, car club, landscaped grounds, play areas, café and community space.