Monthly Archives: April 2011

Deadline for mayor’s Olympic aspirations

Today marks a significant deadline for the 2012 Olympics legacy project. It is the last day for public responses to the Mayor of London’s plans to create a Mayoral Development Corporation to oversee the project from 1 April next year. The … Continue reading

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Wellcome Trust bid may not force procurement rethink …

The Olympic Park Legacy Company is preparing to begin formal marketing of the circa 1m sq ft 2012 Media centre in Hackney this May. There has been some speculation that the Wellcome Trust’s bid to buy the centre as part … Continue reading

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DevSec/Cathedral lead Games hotel development charge

A lot of developers are placing themselves under pressure to get schemes through the planning system and built in time for the 2012 Games, in particular those building hotels. The London Development Agency has just gained consent for a five-storey, … Continue reading

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LDA plays down Rooff compensation appeal success

The London Development Agency has forwarded me a statement with regards to building contractor Rooff’s successful appeal of the previous ruling on land use at a key compulsorily purchased site within the Olympic zone. I wrote about this decision yesterday here. … Continue reading

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Italy, the QE2, large casinos and more …

Aside from Rooff’s potentially pyhrric compulsory purchase order victory at appeal, which I wrote about earlier today, there are two other breaking Olympic news stories of note today. Firstly, the Italian National Olympic Committe will I am told announce in Rome … Continue reading

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Rooff wins crucial Olympics compensation appeal

There has been a significant development for all landowners who feel they did not get enough compensation for moving to make way for the Olympics Park and Stratford City. A legal case that calls for a substantial increase in the … Continue reading

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Westfield steams ahead with major debt deal

Westfield is steaming ahead again at its 1.9m sq ft Stratford City shopping centre. Today it confirms that the centre opposite the Olympic Park in Stratford will open for business on 13 September of this year. As expected the Australian developer is … Continue reading

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