Westfield back the Bid

West Ham United are delighted to announce Westfield as professional advisors for the planning, design and construction elements of our bid for the Olympic Stadium and adjoining site.

The club is jointly bidding with Newham Council to take over the legacy of the east London venue after the 2012 Games.

Westfield already has strong working relationships within the borough of Newham, including with the Olympic Delivery Authority. Westfield has delivered substantial civil and construction works on behalf of the ODA during the course of developing Stratford City. The company is therefore familiar with some of the site and logistical considerations when undertaking works on and around the Olympic Park.

Karren Brady, West Ham United Vice-Chairman, said: "I am delighted we are working so closely with Westfield on the Olympic Stadium. They have an outstanding track record and bring significant credibility and creativity to the project. We are all very excited about the fantastic plans for the stadium and their experience and resources will support proposals becoming a reality."

Westfield is the largest retail property group in the world and a proven leader in the construction industry. It has a solid track record of delivering major schemes to programme and budget and is responsible for some of the UK's most successful projects in its field.

The company's capabilities are recognised globally and can be illustrated in recent years with the successful delivery of the Westfield London and Derby developments in the UK and its landmark project in Sydney City.

The company has allocated an experienced senior team of planners, design executives, project managers and commercial managers to assist with the stadium bid. The team is being augmented with other specialists, including Populous, the global leaders in stadium design and architects for the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham United and Newham Council are also supported on their bid by Live Nation, UK Athletics, Essex Cricket, London City Airport, ExCel and University of East London.