Olympic Stadium Set for Conversion after West Ham Achieve Planning Permission

May 29, 2013

West Ham United have been given a boost after the E20 LLP were granted planning permission to begin converting the Olympic Stadium.

The Hammers will work closely with the E20 partnership during the works, which will see the stadium converted into a 54,000, UEFA category 4 football stadium.

Permission was granted at a Planning Committee meeting in Stratford on Tuesday evening and Vice-Chairman Karren Brady was ‘delighted’ to gain the planning permission.

West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady said: “This is another key milestone on our journey to Stratford and my Board and I are delighted with the decision.

“We always knew that the innovative plans for the Olympic Stadium could create a globally-recognised football stadium and we were confident that planning permission would be granted to allow the conversion work to begin.

“For me and my team the hard work is only just beginning. This is an incredible opportunity to create a world-class stadium for West Ham supporters that will exceed their expectations and the chance to really deliver a lasting legacy for London.”

Other elements of the conversion include the installation of an 84m transparent roof that will be the largest-spanning tensile roof in the world and the creation of retractable seats.

A flagship club store, ticket office, hospitality suites and alternative landscaping were also approved.