Everton have revealed the proposed designs for their new “game-changing” 52,000 capacity stadium which could provide a massive boost to the city’s economy.
Images of the waterfront stadium, to be built at the Bramley-Moore Dock site, were unveiled by architect Dan Meis at the start of a month-long public consultation for the plans, called The People’s Project.
Research carried out by international property consultancy CBRE suggests the development would provide £1bn to the local economy and up to 15,000 new jobs, in turn generating £34m of income to local families.
“Today marks an incredibly important milestone for us as we seek to build a new stadium which will act as a ‘game changer’ for the Club and our city region, It is first and foremost, a stadium for football, for our passionate fans and for our players.It is also a stadium for the entire city and a development which will deliver transformative benefits in terms of regeneration and inclusive growth for the whole Liverpool City Region and for North Liverpool in particular.” Everton CEO Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale told the club’s official website.
Taking inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby, the design of both North and South stand lower tiers will make it easy to adopt rail seating and, should legislation change in the future, these areas could be converted for safe standing.
Everton also used the event to reveal its plans for the redevelopment of Goodison Park, its current home of 127 years, to create a range of community assets including homes, health, education and enterprise amenities.
Following the final detailed design work of the new stadium, two planning applications will be submitted to Liverpool City Council by Everton, a detailed application for Bramley Moore Dock plus an outline application for Goodison Park. These applications are expected to be submitted before the end of 2019.
“It is important that people continue to give us their views during this public consultation,” added Barrett-Baxendale. “I would urge everyone to visit the exhibition as it tours the city region or go to the project website to take part.”
Get 360-degree views of Everton’s stunning proposed new stadium with The People’s Project app.