Liverpool FC has selected Carillion as the preferred bidder to expand Anfield’s Main Stand and the associated public realm improvements.
Work on the project is expected to start later in 2014, subject to planning consent. It is expected to take approximately 20 months to complete and the construction costs are likely to be in the region of £75 million.
If planning permission is granted, the proposals would see the capacity of a new Main Stand rise by approximately 8,300, taking the overall capacity of Anfield to around 54,000.
Carillion will deliver the proposed project through an innovative programme that will mitigate the impact of the construction work by maintaining as much as possible of the existing main stand in operational use throughout the contract. Commenting, Carillion Chief Executive, Richard Howson, said:
I believe that being selected for this prestigious project reflects Carillion’s reputation for high standards of quality, Health and Safety and sustainability. We look forward to working closely with Liverpool Football Club to create new world-class facilities at its famous Anfield Stadium.
Carillion is the leading trainer of apprentices in its sector and on this contract Carillion has committed to provide placements for at least 50 apprentices.