Carillion Secures £75m Contract to Renovate Liverpool’s Anfield
By iSportconnect | July 2, 2014
Premier League runners-up Liverpool have elected Carillion to carry out the £75m work on their expansion of Anfield.
The ground will increase to approximately 59, pills 000 people if planning permission is granted, cure making Anfield the third largest ground in the league – behind Manchester United’s Old Trafford and the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal.
The work is expected to take 20 months and there are hopes that the construction will start later this year.
Richard Howson, chief executive of Carillion, said: “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.”
The news means that Liverpool are edging ever closer to their plans to renovate their iconic home ground, rather than move to a new home.
For many years Liverpool have debated whether to upgrade Anfield or find a new location, with Stanley Park often touted as a possible site for a new stadium.
The upgrade to Anfield will see the Main Stand expand by 8,500 seats and the Anfield Road stand collect a further 4,800 seats.
The corporate and hospitality areas will also be expanded as Liverpool aim to close the gap in this area on their Premier League and European rivals.
Tom Doyle, project manager for the construction of the Olympic Stadium in London, has been hired to oversee the project.