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Pudding Mill Stadium Saboteurchitect!

The Pudding Mill White Elephant just won't lie down. It now transpires that the anonymous complainant to the EU Commission was Steve Lawrence, the man commissioned by Stratford Development Partnership more than a decade ago to carry out a feasibility study for the Olympics.

He told Sky:

"I still believe that it is unrealistic to predicate the legacy use on athletics. It can only work with a football use in the stadium.

"I believe if we construct a centre for athletics on the land where the warm-up track will be and then allow the stadium to be converted for football-only use, possibly with joint tenancy for West Ham and Leyton Orient, now Spurs have withdrawn from the process, I think we have a project where everyone can win."

He also disputed the claim that his complaint was the reason the deal with West Ham fell through:

"My feeling is that they used the complaint as an excuse for pulling out in advance of the judicial review (with Spurs and Leyton Orient) as they knew they were going to lose."

SebCoe must be steaming! To be knocked off the track by a discarded architect!


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