Blog7 January 2020

Andrews provide screed drying solution at Liverpool FC’s new Kirkby training complex

In the summer of 2018, Liverpool Football Club announced plans to open a new training complex which will see their first team and youth football operations come together for the first time in the club’s history.

The multimillion-pound facility is expected to open this year, with structural frames installed and external brickwork already complete. Focus is now very much on the buildings’ interiors, which will house two gyms, a full-size sports hall, a pool, rehabilitation suites and dining areas spanning a combined 9,200m².

Andrews Boilers was contacted by one of the country’s leading floor contractors to provide a boiler hire solution that would assist with drying screed. We had previously worked with the same company by helping them with a similar application on two newly built schools in the North West. The client specifically cited our professionalism and the effectiveness of our units as being key reasons for seeking our services on this latest project.

After a site survey, two 22KW electric boilers were specified with the intention of each being attached to four separate manifolds connected to the underfloor pipe circuits. Warm water is then pumped from the boilers through the underfloor pipe network. This process ensures the screed dries evenly throughout and prevents it from cracking by raising the temperature gradually. The two boilers are expected to remain on hire for a total of twelve weeks and have so far proven effective in instilling the required conditions for a very delicate phase of the development.