Ainscough Crane Hire’s Heavy Cranes team has supported the main contractor Laing O’Rourke hire business Select Plant Hire in the installation of four tower cranes at Bramley-Moore Dock, as the steel installation at Everton Football Club’s new stadium continues to gather pace.
The tower cranes were transported to the site in sections and have risen into the Liverpool skyline over the last few weeks. The first of four tower cranes required for construction is now fully operational in the north east corner of the waterfront site.
The remaining three tower cranes have been installed on specially built bases in the north west, south west and south east corners of the site. The cranes’ first job will be to help pull together the steel structure that will form the shell of the new 52,000 capacity stadium.
The four concrete corners of the stadium are now at full height, minus the roof structure and the northern corners will soon be connected by the emerging steelworks.
Ainscough Crane Hire was appointed by Select Plant Hire to install the tower cranes. A 450t Liebherr crane was used for all four lifts.
Bob Beardmore, Heavy Cranes Technical Manager, and lifelong Evertonian said: “It was an absolute joy to support Select Plant Hire and Laing O’Rourke on their work building what will be Everton’s fantastic new stadium. What’s currently being delivered on Liverpool’s waterfront is really inspiring, and I’ve no doubt Bramley-Moore will be a wonderful stadium for the Blues and will be the home of as many brilliant – and nerve-wracking – memories, as Goodison Park has over the years. I’m really proud to be part of this project.”
Bob was supported at Bramley-Moore Dock by his colleague and fellow Evertonian Andrew Clark, Heavy Cranes Planning & Technical Support Manager.
Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is recognised as the largest single-site private sector development in the country, contributing an estimated £1.3bn to the UK economy, creating thousands of jobs, and will attract 1.4m visitors to the Liverpool City Region annually.
Once complete, the scheme will have acted as a catalyst for more than £650m worth of accelerated regeneration as Everton’s new stadium, alongside a legacy project at re-imagined Goodison Park, transforms North Liverpool.