Contractor will start job to expand main stand at Liverpool’s iconic football stadium early next year
Liverpool Football Club has won planning permission for the expansion of its Anfield stadium.
Carillion will start work on the £75m contract early next year.
The job will see the firm expand the main stand at Anfield as well as undertake associated public realm improvement.
The scheme will see the capacity of the main stand rise by around 8,300, taking the overall capacity of Anfield to around 54,000.
The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “This is a very important milestone in our ambitions to transform the Anfield area, bringing new jobs, investment and housing.
“The overall regeneration will see £260m invested in Anfield. Liverpool Football Club’s proposals for the stadium are a key part of this. The club is a major employer in the area and its stadium is a major draw for tourists and visitors.”
The main stand work is the first phase in Liverpool’s wider £150m stadium expansion plan, designed by architect KSS, with future work on the Anfield Road stand seeing an increase in its capacity of around 4,800 seats, taking the total stadium capacity to 58,800.