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Private sector takes a step closer to funding 2012 Stadium wrap

Talks are under way to restore plans for a 900m fabric wrap around the Olympic Stadium.

The wrap, designed to display moving images and to help minimise crosswinds inside the £486M stadium, was expected to provide a colourful curtain around the stadium’s steel girders.

However, the plans were ditched to make £7M in savings as part of last year’s Government spending review.

Olympics minister Hugh Robertson favours a “naked” stadium, but revealed that a tendering process has identified interest in the wrap.

He said: “It is purely a personal thing but I quite like it without. I quite like the architecture like that, but if you ask me, it is more likely than not.”

No details about who or how many companies may be interested in the funding the wrap were given.

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