London Stadium - LLDC March 2013 Business Case

Paul Turner made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to London Legacy Development Corporation

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Dear London Legacy Development Corporation,

As taken from the Moore Stephens Olympic Stadium Review as requested by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan:

"Furthermore, the March 2013 Business Case and Board papers leading up to the signing of the WHU concession
agreement did not, in our view, contain an appropriate analysis of risk to LLDC. Inherently, the risk to LLDC
was increased by two further factors in comparison to the previous competition. Firstly the scale of the
transformation works had increased considerably in both scale and complexity, which not only increased the
cost, but also the scale of the risk of overruns. Secondly, under a public ownership model, the risk of the
transformation sat with LLDC, which would be responsible for all costs incurred, over and above any agreed
fixed contributions from other parties, including WHU.
Disconcertingly, the only disadvantages cited in the March 2013 Business Case for pursuing a retractable
seating option were that:
“- Compared with the counterfactual, this option will incur significant additional capital costs
- The amount of work required means that it would not re-open until 2016
- The current planning framework does not currently allow for this option and associated event profile
and would have to be changed, although all indications are that this will be granted.”
The exposure of the risk of costs significantly increasing, and the likelihood of that, was not a matter explored
by LLDC in the March 2013 Business Case."

Please can you provide me with a copy of the aforementioned LLDC March 2013 Business Case?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Turner

foi, London Legacy Development Corporation

Dear Mr Turner,

I can confirm that your request for information has been received and a response will be sent to you within 20 working days [3 January 2018].

Your reference for this request is 17-063. Please quote this reference in any correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

FOI/EIR Coordinator
London Legacy Development Corporation
Level 10
1 Stratford Place, Montfichet Road
London
E20 1EJ

Email: [LLDC request email]
Website: www.QueenElizabethOlympicPark.co.uk

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foi, London Legacy Development Corporation

Dear Mr Turner,

My apologies for the delay in responding to this request. I can confirm that we hold information relevant to your request and I have provided a fuller explanation of the delay to our response below.

The Freedom of Information Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly and no later than 20 working days after receiving your request. However, when a qualified exemption applies to the information and the public interest test is engaged, the Act allows the time for response to be longer than 20 working days, and a full response must be provided within such time as is reasonable in all circumstances of the case.

We do, of course, aim to make all decisions within 20 working days, including in cases where we need to consider the public interest test. In this case, however, we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of the public interest lies.

In your case we have estimated that it will take an additional 20 working days to take a decision on where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, we hope to be able to have a response by 31 January 2018. If it appears that it will take longer than this to reach a decision, we will keep you informed. If we are able to provide you with our response before this date, we will obviously do so.

The exemption that applies in relation to your request and that requires the extra time in order to consider the public interest is: section 43 (2) - Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).

We will keep you informed of our progress and provide you with our response to your request as soon as we are able.

Yours sincerely

FOI / EIR Coordinator

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foi, London Legacy Development Corporation

Dear Mr Turner,

Please accept my apologies but our response will not be ready to release today as we are still considering the public interest in relation to the exemption s.43(2). I will extend the due date by 20 working days (28 February). If the response is ready sooner, I will obviously send it to you,

Yours sincerely,

Rachael

FOI/EIR Coordinator

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, London Legacy Development Corporation

Dear Mr Turner,

Please accept my apologies for the continued delay but our response will not be ready to release today as we are still considering the public interest in relation to the exemption s.43(2). I will extend the due date by 20 working days (28 March). If the response is ready sooner, I will obviously send it to you,

Yours sincerely,

FOI/EIR Coordinator

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, London Legacy Development Corporation

Dear Mr Turner,

Please accept my apologies for the continuing delay. Work is progressing but our response will not be ready to release today as we are still considering the public interest in relation to the exemption s.43(2).

I will extend the due date for an additional 20 working days (27 April) but I will send the response to you as soon as I possibly can.

Yours sincerely,

Rachael

FOI/EIR Coordinator

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, London Legacy Development Corporation

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Dear Mr Turner.

Please find attached our response to your information request ref: 17-063.

Yours sincerely

Rachael

FOI/EIR Coordinator

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