Ainscough Crane Hire has completed its work at the new Everton FC Home Stadium at Bramley Moore Dock. All four Laing O’Rourke Tower Cranes have now been dismantled and removed from site, marking another major milestone for the project. It comes after almost a year of work supporting main contractor, Laing O’Rourke, since July of 2022.
The Ainscough Heavy Cranes team had supplied a 450te Liebherr crane to Laing O’Rourke for their installation and dismantled each of the four tower cranes which were used to assist with the steel and pre-cast concrete installation, creating the structural framework for the stadium to be built around. Due to be ready in time for the 2024-25 season, Ainscough’s professionalism and specialist equipment has contributed to the stadium remaining on delivery time and budget.
Ainscough’s departure from the site comes with Bramley-Moore’s inclusion in the United Kingdom and Ireland’s bid to host the 2028 European Championship. Once complete, the project will have an estimated £650m impact on local economy in accelerated regeneration.
Bob Beardmore, Heavy Cranes Technical Manager, and lifelong Toffee said: “Seeing the impact of what the new stadium will do for the region, the local economy and the supporters has been inspirational. It’s an immense privilege to contribute to a project that is at the forefront of UK regeneration, and nonetheless, in our own back garden.
“As the largest single-site private project in the country, I’m so proud of the contribution of the team. As an Evertonian, to see how the work on Liverpool’s waterfront continues to improve the prospects of the region is brilliant. Bramley-Moore will no doubt be a fantastic stadium, I’m looking forward to visiting in a different uniform.”
Bob was supported at Bramley-Moore Dock by his colleague, and fellow Evertonian Andrew Clark, Heavy Cranes Planning & Technical Support Manager.