Designed by world-renowned architect Dan Meis, the new stadium for Everton Football Club will be built at Bramley-Moore Dock and will have a transformational impact on North Liverpool.
The dockland is part of Peel L&P's £5.5bn Liverpool Waters development and the club is proposing a new landmark waterfront stadium with a capacity of 52,000 on the most northern part of the site.
The club has been at Goodison Park since 1892 but its proposed new home on the banks of the River Mersey will comprise four distinctive stands of equal height with a brick base and glass and steel at roof level. Evertonians will be as close to the action as regulations allow and a large steep home stand to the south will house 13,000 Blues on matchdays. A Fan Plaza to the east of the stadium will allow the club to animate the build-up to kick-off and could also be used on non-matchdays as outdoor event, community or a music venue for up to 14,000 people.
The stadium will offer future flexibility as both the lower tiers in the North and South stands will make it easy to adopt rail seating and, should legislation change in the future, they could also be converted into areas for safe standing.
Following a period of public consultation, a planning application was submitted at the end of 2019. If planning permission is granted, the club hopes that works could begin in 2020 and estimate an approximate three-year build for the stadium.
Goodison Park, Everton's current stadium, will become part of an innovative £100m Legacy Project that aims to build on the £10m already spent on community developments in the area by the football club and its official charity Everton in the Community.
Following extensive engagement with the local community and prior to the start of the second stage public consultation in July 2019, the club released images of what a re-imagined Goodison Park could look like. This included quality and affordable housing, sheltered accommodation, health facilities, education amenities, a youth enterprise zone and green space that will pay tribute to the club's former home. Work on Goodison Park will only commence once the playing side of the club has fully relocated to a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
An outline planning application for Goodison Park will be submitted alongside a detailed application for Bramley-Moore Dock.
Both developments, brought forward under The People's Project brand, provide a unique opportunity for North Liverpool and the wider Liverpool City Region. Research conducted by international property consultants CBRE estimates both sites will deliver:
- A £1bn boost to the economy
- The potential for up to 15,000 jobs
- 1.4m new visitors
- £650m of accelerated regeneration of nearby Liverpool Waters and Ten Street developments
- £34m of income for local families
- Annual return of £2.2m in tax receipts
- Business Rates income of £1.7m per year
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