Category Archives: Olympic Stadium

Handelsman buys Olympic luxury tower site

Here’s a story I have just revealed on the CoStar News site. Another ambitious development project moves forward in the Stratford Olympics zone. Harry Handelsman’s Manhattan Loft Corporation has bought a site directly to the north east of the Olympic … Continue reading

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Qatari/Delancey in, as Wellcome goes out of fashion

It’s been a busy time for Olympic news in the past few days. Firstly, it seems a racing certainty that the Wellcome Trust’s plans to take over the Olympic Village and much of the Olympic Park are not going to … Continue reading

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OPLC launches ‘forensic’ investigation

The Olympic Park Legacy Company has issued a statement confirming it is to launch an independent investigation into its internal stadium procedures as a result of allegations made in the Sunday Times about employee Dionne Knight. Knight is the OPLC … Continue reading

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Wellcome Trust steps up the pressure at Athletes Village

There really never is a dull day if you are working on the Olympics development. First thing to say, I have been a tad remiss on the Olympics blog recently as all of my energies have been devoted to the … Continue reading

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Arise Sir David Higgins: is it too early to hand out Olympics awards?

David Higgins, the former chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority, is to be honoured with a knighthood for his work overseeing the construction of the venues for the 2012 Olympic Park. Now let me be pleasant about this first. Higgins … Continue reading

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LTGDC on plans for something ‘a little bit different’ in Hackney Wick

I have just been speaking to Peter Andrews, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation’s redoubtable chief executive, about the body’s just-published indicative plans for regeneration around Hackney Wick station Andrews explained the key thinking behind the plans. The most important element … Continue reading

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Billy Mitchell and Newham’s Olympic battle …

I was unsurprised to see Billy Mitchell, the long-suffering petty criminal in EastEnders, limbering up in an eye-wateringly lemon tracksuit this week as he eyed a job as a 2012 London Olympics volunteer. “I’m an eastender born and bred so I’m … Continue reading

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