Liverpool Football Club

Long Rake Spar were delighted to be chosen by Addagrip to provide the aggregate for Liverpool Football Club’s newly expanded Main Stand at the existing Anfield ground.

With the addition of 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 an attractive decorative, hard wearing resin bound porous surface that would meet stringent performance requirements and provide low maintenance, seamless paving.

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 utilise aggregates from Long Rake Spar’s extensive range of products suited for use within Resin Systems. The surfacing provides an appealing seamless surface around the podium, concourse and stair landing areas of this premium public space in the new stadium.

Addagrip approved contractor, Soft Surfaces Ltd installed 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.

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 remarked”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.

Supplier: Addagrip

Contractors: Soft Surfaces Ltd

Client: Planit I.E. Landscape Architects

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