Published: 29th Apr 2020

Liverpool Football Club will delay its regeneration plans for Anfield due to the coronavirus pandemic. The club began a two-stage consultation with local residents, groups and businesses, and supporters in November last year and aimed to submit its planning application in spring 2020. However, the build must be completed between seasons, and with the football season currently in doubt, the plans have been delayed by at least 12 months. Liverpool FC’s chief operating officer, Andy Hughes, said: ‘We have experienced a number of delays to the planned project as a direct result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Given the challenges that many sectors are facing right now, including the construction, procurement and public sectors, we are taking a responsible approach to pause the project for at least 12 months. ‘The complex build programme for Anfield Road is an 18-month process and needs two clear summer closed season windows in order for … (To read the full article, subscribe below)