A number of significant developments again at the Olympics site.
Westfield has gained consent from Newham for its second hotel at Stratford City - an proposed 11-storey, 180,000 sq ft HKR Architects-designed building featuring 188 Holiday Inn bedrooms and 162 serviced apartments run under the Staybridge Suites brand. The hotel will be built above a retail building on the Southern Boulevard.
Newham has also recommended for approval the 42-storey hotel and flats building proposed by Manhattan Loft Corporation and London & Continental Railways on the Stratford City site.
The scheme, which the pair said would be the "most exciting mixed-use hotel development in Europe", will comprise 235 flats alongside a 150-bedroom hotel. It is scheduled to be open in time for the 2012 Olympics. It now goes to the ODA for approval.
And there's a great story in The Guardian which suggests that Tottenham and partner AEG are deadly serious about moving to the Olympics Stadium, although they don't want an athletics track.
It's all getting a bit handbags at dawn too. AEG Europe's chief executive David Campbell is quoted saying that Tottenham's fan base made it a more viable option than West Ham. "They have got 35,000 people on a paid-for waiting list. They can fill 60,000 seats. Can West Ham? I don't know but I don't feel as confident as I do about Tottenham."
West Ham owner David Sullivan has responded by claiming that awarding the stadium to Tottenham could cause a violent reaction locally. "It would be such a slap in the face to east London," he tells the Daily Mail. "If it happens, there will be real problems that could easily lead to civil unrest. I think there could be riots, such is the ill feeling between West Ham and Spurs and I know the police feel the same."
There may be something in that but, whatever, it's all good news for the OPLC - two Premiership clubs fighting for the stadium can't harm values or the terms of the deal.