Final bill for London's Olympic stadium goes up an extra £36 million

The final bill for London's Olympic stadium has risen again to almost £620m.

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Olympic Park bosses have agreed to pay contractors an extra £36m to strengthen the roof.

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The London 2012 venue is undergoing conversion work to allow it to be the new home of West Ham football club.

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The work has turned out to be more complex and technically challenging than expected.

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Contractors Balfour Beatty will now be paid £189.9m instead of £154m. The cost of building the showpiece arena already stands at £429m.

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.

We will continue to deliver the most successful Olympic legacy in the history of the Games.

We are committed to creating a new heart for east London with new jobs and homes, alongside iconic sporting venues and beautiful parklands.

– London Legacy Development Corporation