Main contractor: Carillion
Contract value: £3.3m
Main roof and walls
TATA R60/800 single skin roof profile, 0.7mm Goosewing Grey
Polycarbonate rooflights by Brett Martin
Internal wall sheets and soffit
TATA R32/1000 single skin roof profile, 0.7mm Goosewing Grey
Roof levels: Podium, 2 & 7
IKO Polimar EC/UV cold applied roofing
Retail podium & turnstiles
Bespoke secret fix aluminium rainscreen with anti-graffiti finish
High performance continuous louvre blade system in 60 micron (marine grade) polyester powder coated aluminium
Anfield’s new stand took 643 days to build at a cost in the region of £114m. The completion of the Main Stand redevelopment work has added more than 8,000 seats in a third tier which takes the official new capacity of Anfield to 54,074.
FK Group’s remit included the construction of the new stand’s roof and walls, as well as a number of roofing and cladding alterations to both the existing Kop and Anfield Road stands including cutting back those stands to improve the spectator view.
Early collaboration beween all design stakeholders on the project was key, not least because the complicated steelwork configuration had to be finalised before we could complete our own design phase.
The construction of the stand also presented several challenges, particularly concerning access, as the majority of work was carried out at over 30m in height.
In order to install the soffits to the underside of the roof, we used an ALPS system weighing 8 tonnes suspended under the roof where installers worked from a 17m x 8m specially designed platform fixed to prepositioned steel stubs to accommodate this system.
In order to install soffits to the 30 degree splay roofs at each end of the stadium extension and the internal roof gables, we used specialist rope access teams.
This was challenging work, especially as some of it was completed at night due to very tight programme restraints and the logistical challenge of several trades needing to access areas at the same time.
In fact, the tight programme and space constraints necessitated day shifts, night shifts, weekend shifts and overtime shifts across all our teams, creating almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week commitment to the project.
The project also featured several bespoke products including an aluminium secret fix soffit system and an aluminium secret fix rainscreen system.