Addagrip are delighted to have been involved in the completion of Liverpool Football Club’s newly expanded Main Stand at the existing Anfield ground. With an extra 8,500 seats taking the overall capacity to around 54,000, the £260 million redevelopment of Liverpool Stadium main stand makes Liverpool’s one of the largest all seater single stand’s in European football. The expansion plan for Anfield has allowed the Club to increase capacity whilst remaining at its physical and spiritual home.
Addagrip were approached by Planit I.E. landscape architects at the design stage to discuss the resin bound surfacing element of the project. The requirement was for a decorative, hard wearing resin bound porous surface that would meet stringent performance requirements and provide low maintenance, seamless paving for the podium, concourse and stair landing areas of this premium public space around the new stadium. Various natural aggregate blend options were considered to ensure the selected surface was in keeping with the new red bricked building and club colours. The final choice was BBA approved Terrabound Resin Bound porous surfacing in Tuscan Pebble and Rhine Gold blends which provides a seamless low maintenance surface in keeping with the overall scheme.
Addagrip approved contractor, Soft Surfaces Ltd were asked by Adana Construction, working for main contractor Carillion, to install over 2000m2 of Terrabound Resin Bound surfacing in July/August. Due to the onset of the football season all work had to be complete within a two week period with many trades competing for the same work areas, but the main challenge was getting equipment on and off the second floor podium each day via one small service lift.
With the help of some good weather, Soft Surfaces were able to install 1448m2 of 18mm Rhine Gold and 610m2 of 18mm Tuscan Pebble to the Podium, concourse and stair landings.
Principal Landscape Architect Georgina Baines is pleased with the end result - ‘Planit I.E. worked closely with Addagrip to ensure that the finished surfacing to the concourse and podium areas met both our expectations and that of Liverpool Football Club. The chosen product, Terrabound, was required to meet rigorous performance requirements as well as achieving the correct aesthetic. The realised scheme has been met with approval from all parties including Club and fans alike and we look forward to working with Addagrip on future phases of the Stadium landscape’
Liverpool’s brand new Main Stand officially opened on 9 September 2016.