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Liverpool stadium latest as £80m Anfield project takes positive step

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Latest update on Liverpool stadium development as more workers return to site of Anfield Road end work.

Having seen work halted on the £80m redevelopment of the Anfield Road End last month, Liverpool are finally back on the road to completing the project as workers returned to the site.

Last month the former contractors for the build, Buckingham Group, filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators, ceasing trading and forcing work on all of their sites to stop with immediate effect as they made attempts to secure a buyer for the company’s various divisions.

Only a buyer for the rail division was found and last week the company collapsed into administration resulting in the loss of 446 jobs.

The fall into administration did enable Liverpool to take back control of the site and move to appoint new contractors, something which was confirmed on Thursday (September 7) as the company agreed a deal with Preston-based firm Raynor Rowen to carry out the remainder of the work, with the club and the new contractor seeking to engage as many of the subcontractors that had been impacted by the Buckingham Group’s collapse as possible.

Some workers returned to site last week and now more have arrived to continue the redevelopment work, something that will be a welcome site to fans, with the completed work set to take Anfield’s capacity up to 61,000, an increase of 7,000 seats.

For the next three home games against West Ham United in the Premier League, Leicester City in the Carabao Cup and Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League, as has been the case for the first two home games of the season, there will be a reduced capacity in operation of just short of 50,000, with only the lower tier of the Anfield Road end open. It is anticipated that an incremental increase in capacity will take place after the Union Saint-Gilloise game in line with health and safety requirements to bring the stadium up to full capacity in the coming weeks and months.

*See below for the latest pictures from Anfield today, taken by our photographer Iain Watts.

Worker enters the site at Anfield

Worker enters the site at Anfield 

Workers back on site at Anfield today

Workers back on site at Anfield today 

Work continues at Anfield

Work continues at Anfield 

Workers back on site at Anfield

Workers back on site at Anfield

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