15 April 2016 | Jamie Harris
Facilities services at the Olympic Stadium, which will become the new home of West Ham United Football Club this summer, will not be paid for by the club.
The concession agreement between E20 Stadium LLP, WH Holding Limited and West Ham United Football Club was released earlier this month, following an appeal from the ground’s owners, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), that was rejected.
As well as revealing that West Ham is to pay £2.5 million a year to rent the stadium, after contributing just £15 million towards conversion costs, the agreement shows that the grantor, E20 Stadium LLP – a joint venture set up between the LLDC and London Newham Council – will cover the cost of a number of facilities services on stadium dates for each event.
Services to be provided include security, cleaning, pest control, all facilities and services required by a regulatory body, such as FM and maintenance services. E20 Stadium LLP is to also provide stadium heating, power, lighting, water and other utilities.
In February 2015, FM World reported that Vinci Stadium, a subsidiary of Vinci Facilities, was appointed to manage all aspects of the former Olympic Stadium.
The 25-year contract, which was initially valued at £100 million, includes catering and stadium operation throughout events.
Delaware North is also providing some catering provisions at the stadium, while OCS is contracted to provide crowd management services on site.