Balfour Beatty wins £154m Olympic Stadium contract

Balfour Beatty has won a £154 million contract to transform London's Olympic Stadium.

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Who will foot the bill for the stadium transformation?

Conservative London Assembly member Andrew Boff said it still wasn't clear where the cash was coming from and who's paying for the transformation of the stadium.

The stadium's triangular floodlights have already been removed Credit: ITV News/Simon Harris

Andrew Boff added: "We still don't really know, but chances are we're all contributing. Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for Premiership football clubs.

"The £154 million has to come from an already stretched LLDC budget and the knock-on effect is that the rest of the transformation of the park - the really important stuff such as housing - will suffer as a result.

"Only by ditching the requirement for the athletics track, are we likely to see more bids from the private sector, for a proper football stadium rather than the hybrid fudge we currently have."

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