North Stand Roof Complete

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The roof structure of the north stand at Everton Stadium is now complete, after the last truss was secured last week.

Both full-span roof trusses are now installed, leaving just the purlins and roofing panels to extend across the full width of the roof.

Work will now switch to completing the south stand roof structure, which needs the final piece of the second full-span truss to be bolted into place, along with all three sections of the third and final truss.

Support trestles are being installed in the south stand in preparation for these lifts, and construction partner Laing O’Rourke remain on track to have the roof completed by Easter.

Work is also ramping up to begin the steelwork in the upper tier of the west stand, which will then allow the roof to be installed atop that stand and link to the north and south roofs.

The final concrete pour took place this week on level four of the west stand, and the western wharf, adjacent to the River Mersey, has now been handed over to key supply chain partners Severfield, where they will shortly begin prefabricating the west stand roof barrel sections.

Within the west stand itself, the internal fit-out has already extended up to level one, which will house the corporate areas.

In both the ground floor and level one the head track – a profile which forms the top section of the internal walls- is being installed, along with rainwater pipes.

Externally, there are also big changes taking place to the Hydraulic Tower and adjoining Engine House.

A new zinc roof has been installed to the hydraulic engine house chimney and, in the coming weeks, the scaffolding will be stripped back from the roof area.

New roof slates will be installed on the angled roof, while bricklayers have begun to rebuild the old station master’s office.

By the end of March, Laing O’Rourke hope to have all scaffolding removed from the Hydraulic Tower.