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Main Stand Expansion (U/C) Pics and Progress in here
« on: July 16, 2014, 09:28:17 AM »
Now work has started to prepare the site, this is designed to be a picturebook type thread not a chat.

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Carillion Construction has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Main Stand expansion:

https://bdaily.co.uk/business-in-sport/02-07-2014/carillion-comes-out-on-top-for-liverpool-football-clubs-75-million-anfield-stadium-revamp/?

Carillion has been appointed preferred bidder for Liverpool Football Club’s Main Stand Expansion and the associated public realm improvements, estimated to be worth in the region of £75 million.

Carillion has been selected as the preferred bidder to expand Liverpool Football Club’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.   

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.

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."




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Re: Main Stand Expansion (U/C) Pics and Progress in here
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 09:31:25 AM »
That top picture isn't the final design, think its one of the Stage C designs (different roof).

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 03:37:53 PM »
What's the likelihood they'll somehow get rid of that massive post in the Main Stand and replace it with something slightly more subtle?

I don't really know anything about construction to know whether there's some sort of new means to stabilize a structure like a stadium without having posts supporting it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 05:25:28 PM »
What's the likelihood they'll somehow get rid of that massive post in the Main Stand and replace it with something slightly more subtle?

I don't really know anything about construction to know whether there's some sort of new means to stabilize a structure like a stadium without having posts supporting it.
It will be free standing.  The posts support the roof.

The roof is going and will be replaced by a roof covering the new stand

If you look at the images at the top of the page, you can see the giant scaffold type structure above the roof which it will (in effect) hang from.
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Re: Main Stand Expansion (U/C) Pics and Progress in here
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 05:26:27 PM »
What's the likelihood they'll somehow get rid of that massive post in the Main Stand and replace it with something slightly more subtle?

I don't really know anything about construction to know whether there's some sort of new means to stabilize a structure like a stadium without having posts supporting it.
all the posts are going in both the main stand and anfield road lower
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 08:01:40 PM »
It will be free standing.  The posts support the roof.

The roof is going and will be replaced by a roof covering the new stand

If you look at the images at the top of the page, you can see the giant scaffold type structure above the roof which it will (in effect) hang from.

ah awesome, didn't notice that in the design. Finally!
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 08:43:10 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 11:56:34 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 02:08:28 PM »
There have been some truly shocking choices of paint being unveiled in some of the rooms in the houses.

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 02:12:21 PM »
There have been some truly shocking choices of paint being unveiled in some of the rooms in the houses.

I was thinking the same.
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2014, 06:38:34 PM »
There have been some truly shocking choices of paint being unveiled in some of the rooms in the houses.

Mondrian thing going on in that last one :D

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Re: Main Stand Expansion (U/C) Pics and Progress in here
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 05:01:45 AM »
That top picture isn't the final design, think its one of the Stage C designs (different roof).

I thought it was all finalised, drawn and approved!

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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2014, 09:20:13 AM »
I thought it was all finalised, drawn and approved!

It is but that's from an earlier stage in the design process.
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2014, 02:05:12 AM »
Can't wait for this to become a reality. Still think they should move the new main stand over more and it would then allow the Kop to be expanded in the future.

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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2014, 08:06:15 AM »
Can't wait for this to become a reality. Still think they should move the new main stand over more and it would then allow the Kop to be expanded in the future.
if I'm thinking right they can't do this.........the bottom tier of the new stand is the current tier in place for the Main stand. If they were to move that it would cost far more, would have to reduce capacity while building was going on and might as well the whole thing down and start from scratch.

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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2014, 09:49:30 AM »
Can't wait for this to become a reality. Still think they should move the new main stand over more and it would then allow the Kop to be expanded in the future.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. The bottom tier of the Main Stand stays in place. If you moved it back you'd have to demolish the lower tier and all the retained facilities. It would also mean moving the pitch, which would reduce visibility of the pitch from some parts of the Anfield Road and Kop, and possibly from the Upper Centenary. You'd need to demolish the structure that holds up the Kop roof. It would also mean buying up another street of houses...
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2014, 11:56:23 AM »
I'm not sure I understand what you mean. The bottom tier of the Main Stand stays in place.

I didn't realise that was the case. Will be disappointing with the Anfield road stand being bigger than the Kop then imo

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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014, 12:46:12 PM »
I didn't realise that was the case. Will be disappointing with the Anfield road stand being bigger than the Kop then imo

The Kop is a completely different animal. It's not the biggest stand at the moment (the Centenary is higher and the Main Stand has almost as large a capacity). It's the long slope of the single tier that gives it it's character, not the total capacity or the height of the roof.
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2014, 11:13:20 AM »
Wonder if any of the demo guys and girls have found some lost heirlooms in the old houses?  Would they just be handed into the police?

One thing that does stand out to me with the stadium seeing it more open like that; just how grey it is.
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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2014, 12:54:26 PM »
Wonder if any of the demo guys and girls have found some lost heirlooms in the old houses?  Would they just be handed into the police?

One thing that does stand out to me with the stadium seeing it more open like that; just how grey it is.

Looks more like a factory than a stadium

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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2014, 01:47:58 PM »
Looks more like a factory than a stadium

I imagine about 90% of the stadiums in the UK look just like the Main Stand with all the grey metal.

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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2014, 10:59:52 AM »
Great thread this, and while it is obviously a very exciting time which has been a long time in coming, it's also quite sad.

A lot of memories being taken down there, the old main stand car park where I waited so many years ago waiting for a glimpse of Kenny or Sir Bob and the very last of the old houses which formed part of the path en route to the old Kop!

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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2014, 11:39:23 AM »
Is that first pic what the final stadium is supposed to look like then?
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2014, 11:41:16 AM »
Is that first pic what the final stadium is supposed to look like then?

More like the second one. The first was an earlier design and has a more elaborate roof and a few other touches.

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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2014, 03:11:27 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2014, 11:05:45 PM »
Great thread this, and while it is obviously a very exciting time which has been a long time in coming, it's also quite sad.

A lot of memories being taken down there, the old main stand car park where I waited so many years ago waiting for a glimpse of Kenny or Sir Bob and the very last of the old houses which formed part of the path en route to the old Kop!

Still, onward and upward!
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« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2014, 04:30:01 AM »
This is an interesting image of 'Phase 6' of the construction. Does anyone have other images of other stages (however many there are) with expected dates? It would be interesting to see what the intended progression is.

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« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2014, 06:32:40 AM »
That image and wider discussions are in the planning thread. Could we keep this for progress news and pics? Thanks

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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2014, 02:30:33 PM »
That image and wider discussions are in the planning thread. Could we keep this for progress news and pics? Thanks


It would be nice to have a picture of the proposed end product at the top though. The current one is apparently not it?
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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2014, 02:22:41 PM »
It would be nice to have a picture of the proposed end product at the top though. The current one is apparently not it?

Its been edited today with the correct pic.

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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2014, 10:41:43 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2014, 02:23:24 AM »
"Just one house remaining today (26th) to complete demolition of houses behind Main Stand at Anfield "




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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2014, 02:26:19 AM »
"Some hoardings about to be erected for next phase of demolition. All systems go at Anfield. Finally it's happening! "



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« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2014, 11:17:29 AM »
Is'nt there what looks like a small block of flats right on the corner of lothair road and anfield road?So the next phase is to take out the next 2 rows of houses behind whats just been demolished?

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« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2014, 11:27:59 AM »
Is'nt there what looks like a small block of flats right on the corner of lothair road and anfield road?So the next phase is to take out the next 2 rows of houses behind whats just been demolished?

Pretty certain everything down that end of Lothair is derelict, so it'll all be going now presumably. Looking at where the hoardings are going up they'll be making a start of the demolition of the one side of Alroy  and the end of Rockfield Rd pretty soon.

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« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2014, 12:49:18 AM »
"Official notice posted today 28th for next phase of demolition surrounding Anfield"

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