Balfour Beatty strikes £36 million deal to complete West Ham stadium
Balfour Beatty has officially demanded £36 million to complete the conversion of Olympic Park into West Ham new home ground.
The £154 million development has experienced delays due to the complexity of installing the new stadium roof.
The contract also included the £41 million job to transform the stadium roof - which was procured separately and won by the firm last year.
The project is still expected to be completed in summer 2016, after a break in work for next year’s Rugby World Cup when the stadium will host five games.
In a statement today the LLDC said: “Providing adequate support for the new roof has required significantly more strengthening work to the main roof truss, which was originally designed to be taken down after the Games.
“We have therefore today agreed to increase the value of the Balfour Beatty contract by £35.9 million to £189.9 million.”
“We will meet these costs from the project contingencies and additional income we will generate from our other developments.
“There will therefore be no additional call on the taxpayer and no impact on our current programme.”