North West crane supplier Ainscough Crane Hire removes crane from Everton FC stadium construction site after playing a key role in the building of the main structure. Tony McDonough reports
Crane hire firm Ainscough Crane Hire has removed its giant crane from the Everton FC stadium construction site after a major project milestone was reached.
In July 2022 Wigan-based Ainscough supplied Laing O’Rourke, the main contractor on the project in Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool Waters, with a 450te Liebherr crane for the installation of the four main tower cranes.
In April it was announced Laing O’Rourke had completed the main structure of the 52,888-capacity arena. Now Ainscough has dismantled the tower cranes that were used in the construction process.
Bob Beardmore, heavy cranes technical manager for Ainscough, and lifelong Evertonian, 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 and technical support manager.