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Olympic legacy boss to step down after Games

Chief executive Andrew Altman has announced that he will leave the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) after the London 2012 Olympic Games this August.

Altman has played a key role in leading the vision to transform the Olympic Park into a new, international centre of economic growth that will create a thriving new community, accommodating over 7,000 new homes, creating thousands of new jobs and opening a huge swathe of London previously neglected.

Altman said that his goal in his three years as chief executive was to lay a solid foundation to ensure a successful post-Games legacy, and that this has been accomplished.

“I am proud to have been able to set the table with a clear vision, resources and commercial investment,” he said. “It is now the perfect time to transition the project to one focused on construction, so there will no disruption after the Games in implementing the legacy vision we have crafted.”

Altman’s accomplishments include:

  • Creating a new master plan for development including five new residential neighbourhoods
  • Attracting top developers to build the first neighbourhood of the legacy master plan - Chobham Manor – which will have over 70% family housing
  • Securing over £400M for infrastructure, programming and regeneration
  • Securing post-Games operators for major venues, including the Aquatics Centre, Multi-Use Arena, Orbit and parklands
  • Leading in the development of a new signature public space that will be east London’s south bank of the future
  • Building an organisation to deliver the legacy programme

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