Olympic legacy chairman resigns after London Stadium cost row deepens

PUBLISHED: 11:17 03 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:17 03 November 2016

David Edmonds, LLDC chairman resigned yesterday

David Edmonds, LLDC chairman resigned yesterday


The chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has resigned following Sadiq Khan’s inquiry into the soaring costs of the London Stadium.

David Edmonds CBE, who has been a board member of the Olympic Park Legacy Company and its successor, the LLDC, since 2009, quit his post last night.

It follows the Mayor of London’s investigation into the £51million increased cost of converting West Ham’s London Stadium on Tuesday.

David Goldstone, Chief Executive of the LLDC, said: “David has made an enormous contribution to the legacy of the London 2012 Games and he has helped to steer the organisation through some extremely challenging issues.

“We thank him for all his hard work and wish him well in the future.”

The reason for Mr Edmonds resignation has not been stated by the LLDC.

However an independent review, supported by Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales, was ordered to look into the price of retractable seating, used to accommodate football matches and music concerts alike, which is believed to have been behind the cost hike.

Mr Edmonds was appointed LLDC chairman in September last year.

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