We have a great deal of experience of carrying out demolition works to residential properties.

Project: Demolition of Anfield Road Properties; Vernon Sangster Building & 265 to 269 Walton Breck Road, Liverpool
Client: Liverpool Football Club
Value: £375,000
Duration: 15 weeks

To consolidate the Club’s property portfolio and prepare the area for future Stadium development plans, PP O’Connor was appointed to safely deconstruct and remove various buildings on three different sites.

Scope of works

Anfield Road – demolition of 11 derelict semi-detached properties with the roof slates being carefully removed by hand and stored for later use by the client and two blocks of 3-storey flats.

Waltron Breck Road – demolition of a row of terraced properties within extremely close proximity to the entrance to Centenary Car Park, used daily by the Club and visitors.

Vernon Sangster Building – demolition of steel framed with brickwork to the first floor and metal cladding above sports hall; reception area; changing areas and social/community facilities. The public car park was handed back to the client on match/event days.

Key considerations

As the Stadium remained fully operational throughout the works, the PP O’Connor team worked closely with The Club and stakeholders to ensure no disruption was caused to the scheduled Premiership games and other events.

Each of the three sites were surrounded by public access/roads including car parks, a primary school and local residents, with the Vernon Sangster Building being situated on the boundary of Stanley Park, which remained open to the public throughout the demolition.

Prior to match day handover, the PP O’Connor Project Manager undertook safety tours/inspections with the Client and a Liverpool City Council representative ensuring each site was safe and secure and that pedestrian diversion routes were implemented, when required.

Environmental impact

The Liverpool FC Stadium Project achieved 98% recycling of materials with the majority of masonry and hardcore being crushed onsite using one of PP O’Connor’s four mobile crusher units. These materials were then reused as backfill to the voids and basements, contributing considerably to the project’s carbon footprint through reduced loads on and off site. Other hardcore materials were taken to PP O’Connor’s recycling centre at Dock Road, Liverpool where they were crushed and screened to 6F2 grade for reuse in the construction industry.

Project innovation

The PP O’Connor team designed a temporary hoarding system that was quick and easy to install, which was capable of withstanding crowd loadings required for match/event days.


Project: Bellway Homes Ltd
Value: £163,000

To prepare several Bellway Homes sites in the Northwest to enable building works to commence.