Carillion secures £75m Liverpool Football Club contract

Support services group Carillion has been appointed to undertake expansion works at Anfield Stadium

Liverpool FC/PA Wire Computer generated image provided by Liverpool FC of a general view of their proposed stadium expansion plans
Computer generated image provided by Liverpool FC of a general view of their proposed stadium expansion plans

Carillion, which took over Newcastle’s Warm Front business Eaga in 2011, has been appointed preferred bidder for Liverpool Football Club’s main stand expansion and associated public realm works.

The project, estimated to be worth in the region of £75m, is expected to start later this year, subject to planning consent.

It is likely to take around 20 months to complete.

Carillion chief Richard Howson said: “I believe that being selected for this prestigious project reflect Carillion’s reputation for high standards of quality, health and safety and sustainability.

“We looking forward to working closely with Liverpool Football Club to create new world-class facilities at its famous Anfield Stadium.”

Liverpool's new main stand
Liverpool's new main stand
 

The Carillion group is a leading support services company with a portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and capabilities for a wide range of construction projects.

It employs 40,000 people - 500 of which are based in the North East - and operates across the UK, the Middle East and Canada.

News of the Liverpool contract came as the company released a half-year trading update for the first six months of 2014.

Carillion said its first-half performance had been in line with expectations and that full-year targets remained unchanged.

Aerial view of the proposed new Anfield
Aerial view of the proposed new Anfield
 

First half revenue was expected to be slightly lower, as previously announced, but the company was on track to resume growth in the full year.

First-half half underlying earning were likewise in line with expectation, with a slightly improved operating margin and new order intake remained strong, with first-half orders and probable order of £2.7bn.

Cash was expected to be strong with profit full cash-backed and average net debt reducing.

Artists impression of the new Anfield
Artists impression of the new Anfield
 

The trading update said: “Overall, the group continues to perform in line with our expectation and remain track to resume revenue growth in 2014, despite market conditions remaining challenging.”

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