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Liverpool FC sign up firm to complete £80m stadium project

Liverpool Soccer Membership has appointed Lancashire agency Rayner Rowen Building to finish the stadium-upgrade undertaking hit by the collapse of Buckingham Contracting Group.

The Premier League outfit stated Preston-based Rayner Rowen, which oversaw the fast transformation of a membership store right into a bar through the 2018 shut season, would undertake “last works” on the Anfield Street Stand.

Buckingham employees are understood to have left the £80m undertaking in mid-August after the £665m-turnover contractor ceased buying and selling.

General, the scheme is predicted so as to add 7,000 seats with a combination of common admission and hospitality locations, taking the world’s capability to 61,000.

The soccer membership stated in an announcement as we speak: “Work will start now to completely assess the development programme and Rayner Rowen will work swiftly with our inside group to provide a revised project-completion programme, which can give us certainty on capability and phasing.

“We’ll replace on this revised completion programme as shortly as doable. Within the meantime, some employees have returned to the positioning to proceed some rapid works.”

The higher tier of the brand new stand will stay closed for forthcoming home video games towards West Ham United and Leicester Metropolis, in addition to the Europa League go to of Belgian membership Union SG on 5 October.

Further capability is predicted to be phased in after that.

“We don’t anticipate any influence on the continued operation of the present Anfield Street Stand, which has remained in use all through the event to this point,” stated the membership.

“Our ideas are with all these workers and contractors who face uncertainty right now. Working with Rayner Rowen Building, we are going to search to have interaction as lots of Buckingham’s current subcontractors going ahead as we’re moderately capable of.”