Work to transform Stratford’s Olympic Stadium into West Ham’s new home started today.

The three-year project will turn the historic 80,000 seater stadium into a 54,000 seater football ground, which will also be fit to host several other major sporting and cultural events.

As part of the renovation process, the iconic triangular floodlights will be removed and replaced with a brand new roof, while retractable seating will be built to hide the athletics track on matchdays.

The Hammers are expected to officially move in to their new home in time for the 2016/2017 football season.