An east London resident has spoken of her pride to be moving into a home named after legendary England captain Bobby Moore.

Maria Alejandra Noguer Zabala moved into her newly completed home in February at Bobby Moore Court, which is part of a wider development featuring three blocks named after three legendary sporting icons, Bobby Moore OBE, Martin Peters MBE and Sir Alf Ramsey.

Her new home, delivered for Barking and Dagenham Council by its regeneration company Be First, is one of more than 2,000 affordable homes that are being delivered over the last four years in the Borough.

Maria, who welcomed Barking and Dagenham Council Leader, Darren Rodwell to her flat in Upney, said: “I am really happy with my new home and it’s a privilege to live in a place named after someone as famous as Bobby Moore.”

Cllr Rodwell said: “It’s great to meet María and see her and her family settling in so well in Bobby Moore Court and I hope they have a great life living here in a place honoured after three local legends who did England so proud.

“Delivering more than 2,000 affordable homes in four years is a huge achievement and a lasting legacy to Bobby and the team. Just as they delivered the cup in ‘66, we are knocking it out of the park in 2022.”

Roberta Moore, daughter of Bobby, said: “I am so glad that Maria has found a great home and wish her every happiness there. I am delighted that Darren and the council named the blocks after my father, Martin and Sir Alf. Dad – like them all – would have been truly humbled as he was proud to be from Barking and east London.”

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