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Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« on: July 6, 2018, 07:35:33 AM »
I didn't know where to ask this question so I'll put it in here. Mods if there is a better place for it please move it.

Has any progress been made on the 1st team move to Kirkby?  Has the land been purchased? Is construction underway? Are there any timelines available for the move?

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #1 on: July 6, 2018, 08:29:38 AM »
Last update I saw is that it's out for tender (quotes) and likely to start in next few months. The land is all sorted, planning permission is sorted.

Not sure on a build time but expect they'll aim to start training there next summer. 

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #2 on: July 6, 2018, 09:14:47 AM »
Last update I saw is that it's out for tender (quotes) and likely to start in next few months. The land is all sorted, planning permission is sorted.

Not sure on a build time but expect they'll aim to start training there next summer. 

Thanks for the response.

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 03:13:07 PM »
Redevelopment of the Academy site in Kirkby has been confirmed.

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/307364-liverpool-training-ground-update-kirkby

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 03:32:38 PM »
Redevelopment of the Academy site in Kirkby has been confirmed.

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/307364-liverpool-training-ground-update-kirkby

The plans look great. They also include redeveloping some community playing fields and building 160 homes on the site of Melwood.
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 11:24:05 PM »
The plans look great. They also include redeveloping some community playing fields and building 160 homes on the site of Melwood.

Good to see houses to be built on Melwood. Hope some will be affordable for first time buyers.

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2018, 11:02:54 AM »
Redevelopment of the Academy site in Kirkby has been confirmed.

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/307364-liverpool-training-ground-update-kirkby

Contractors now appointed apparently. McLaughlin and Harvey.

Quite surprised by how little discussion this redevelopment has had on these boards. Massively important for the club and a giant step forward compared to where currently stand, but arguably the plans aren't as ambitious as maybe they should be.

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2018, 11:15:39 AM »
Academy has had a makeover, similar colour scheme to first team building








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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 11:35:54 AM »
Contractors now appointed apparently. McLaughlin and Harvey.

Quite surprised by how little discussion this redevelopment has had on these boards. Massively important for the club and a giant step forward compared to where currently stand, but arguably the plans aren't as ambitious as maybe they should be.

to be honest it's had a fair bit but it's been spread over multiple threads in here so a little all over!

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 09:48:03 AM »
to be honest it's had a fair bit but it's been spread over multiple threads in here so a little all over!

Craig, will we have pictures of the progress as the ground shapes up?  I hope, I hope.  :) Are there any locals to keep tabs on the development of Kirkby- similar to the fine job of all who contributed to the progress of the main stand renovation?
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 09:53:06 AM by GeorgiaRed »

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 08:14:55 PM »
Contractors now appointed apparently. McLaughlin and Harvey.

Quite surprised by how little discussion this redevelopment has had on these boards. Massively important for the club and a giant step forward compared to where currently stand, but arguably the plans aren't as ambitious as maybe they should be.
Could you explain what you mean by that?

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 09:21:44 PM »
I've seen some of the drawings and priced some work for the new development. Looks impressive.
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2018, 01:56:51 PM »
https://twitter.com/_chrisbascombe/status/1042710906403266560?s=21

Spade is in the ground on what Jurgen Klopp calls ‘the HQ of Scouse football’ - new LFC first team/Academy training facility, Kirkby. Ready for 20-21 season.
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2018, 02:14:04 PM »
Bascombe...

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2018, 02:59:07 PM »
Bascombe...
Is he not reliable? I am not from the UK hence asking.
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2018, 03:00:22 PM »
Is he not reliable? I am not from the UK hence asking.

He’s not welcome on this site as a source due to his previous associations

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2018, 03:29:54 PM »
Oh, God!

Haha thankfully more than just one shovel today. Looks like a lot of heavy plant on site already

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2018, 11:55:52 AM »
https://twitter.com/_chrisbascombe/status/1042710906403266560?s=21

Spade is in the ground on what Jurgen Klopp calls ‘the HQ of Scouse football’ - new LFC first team/Academy training facility, Kirkby. Ready for 20-21 season.

Cool

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2018, 12:54:58 AM »
Any updates on this? Have seen some pics on social media, but not much coverage anywhere else.


Also, does the completion of Kirkby determine the start of the Anfield Road expansion? Something about construction (capital improvement) debt in calendar year, or is that wide of the mark? The ARE thread has been locked a while, and haven't hear anything in a while. Just curious.
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2018, 05:20:52 AM »
skyscrapercity has a decent thread on this

 https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1977363

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2019, 02:17:05 PM »
Ta for that, expect it’ll fly up.

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2019, 06:55:00 PM »
This is of the official site. Liverpool FC training ground update: January 2019 -

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/335378-liverpool-fc-training-ground-update-january-2019
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2019, 11:58:00 AM »
This is of the official site. Liverpool FC training ground update: January 2019 -

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/335378-liverpool-fc-training-ground-update-january-2019

Cheers! Sorry for the question but do you know if Melwood will be sold when LFC move to Kirkby?

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2019, 11:58:34 AM »
Cheers! Sorry for the question but do you know if Melwood will be sold when LFC move to Kirkby?

Yep, already has planning for a housing development.

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2019, 12:08:49 PM »
Yep, already has planning for a housing development.

Good to know, thank you.

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #29 on: February 1, 2019, 11:30:56 AM »
Yep, already has planning for a housing development.

Out of curiosity, I'm assuming this is a private developer? In a perfect world, I'd love the club to be redeveloping Melwood and providing more affordable housing in the area - but I guess a pipedream.
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #31 on: February 3, 2019, 07:44:42 PM »
I had no idea no idea we were doing this, can only be a good thing

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2019, 10:14:34 AM »
Are we moving there from pre-season 2019-2020 or 2020-2021?
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2019, 10:16:07 AM »
Are we moving there from pre-season 2019-2020 or 2020-2021?

Summer 2020.

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #35 on: May 9, 2019, 12:14:15 PM »
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The final piece of the structural frame has now been installed to form the main building at Liverpool FC’s new training ground in Kirkby, marking a significant milestone in the complex’s development.

The beam was one of the glulam timber rafters which was lifted and secured into the roof of the public atrium, completing the building’s 9,200sqm structure.

Taking around 12 weeks to erect, the framework for the new first-team and U23s building has been constructed using 2000 pieces of steel, weighing 520 tonnes and 144 glulam timber beams from Austria, weighing 80 tonnes in total.

Now that the fundamental framework has been completed, external brickwork will begin on site.

Since the redevelopment was confirmed by the club in July 2018, the project has continued at pace and is on track to meet its expected completion date in summer 2020.

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/training-ground/349736-liverpool-new-training-ground-kirkby-update-latest?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=TwitterWebsiteCards&utm_content=Digital&utm_campaign=LFCTwitterCards

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #36 on: May 9, 2019, 12:18:37 PM »
Going up fast. Shame the video is members only though  :no

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #37 on: May 9, 2019, 02:46:13 PM »
Going up fast. Shame the video is members only though  :no
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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #38 on: May 9, 2019, 05:19:27 PM »
If you go on the club's twitter account the video is on there.

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Re: Kirkby upgrade for 1st team??
« Reply #39 on: May 9, 2019, 09:09:05 PM »
If you go on the club's twitter account the video is on there.

The thing is bloody enourmous..... Hadn't appreciated its scale from the plans.

With the academy housed in other buildings, the firsts and U23's are going to be knocking around inside that.