Liverpool: Carillion named preferred bidder for Anfield

source: ibtimes.co.uk

Liverpool: Carillion named preferred bidder for Anfield Expansion of one of the world’s most famous stadiums has just moved one more step forward. The club selected Carillion as preferred bidder for the £75 million revamp.

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Anfield main stand’s 8,500-seat expansion will be carried out by Carillion. The British company was named preferred bidder by Liverpool FC. The project is estimated to cost £75 million (€95m / $130m).

Once the work gets started, Carillion will have 20 months to carry out the works across west side of Anfield. Groundbreaking date isn’t set yet, though, making a specific delivery date difficult to predict. This depends on when the city council will grant planning permission for the move. Liverpool submitted the application  nearly a month ago, so decision is expected within weeks.

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For the London-based company this is the first such large stadium project. But that doesn’t mean Carillion isn’t experienced, especially with the £255 million Olympic Park facilities in its portfolio.

Selection of the construction company is one more step towards the long-anticipated revamp. In April we were treated to first renderings, while in June demolition of houses west of Anfield began, following over a decade of building acquisition by both LFC and the city council.

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