Everton readies £500m stadium designs

Everton Football Club’s designs for its new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock are set to be revealed in July, as part of a second public consultation on its relocation from Goodison Park.

The consultation, which will run between 26 July and 25 August, will seek views on the latest design concepts for the waterfront stadium and outline plans for the future of Goodison Park. Views on transport, accessibility and environmental sustainability will also be sought.

Feedback from this consultation will be included in the planning applications for both sites, which are due to be submitted before the end of the year.

The club is targeting a capacity of 52,000 at the new stadium, with the potential to rise to 62,000 in the future.

Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton’s chief executive, said: “This is a golden opportunity for our club to deliver real and tangible transformational change for our city.

“This is a capital project that will deliver much more than a new home for Everton Football Club. It is a critical, civic regeneration project, that will create jobs and opportunities for more than 15,000 people across our city region.

“Our proposals will drive the city’s inclusive growth agenda and, in addition to our stadium spend, kick-start a £650m investment into regenerating our northern waterfront.

“The People’s Project benefits our entire city region and therefore we would encourage as many people as possible – and not just football fans – to take part in our public consultation exercise so we can hear their views.”

Stadium development director, Colin Chong, said: “At the consultation in July and August the Club will reveal much more detail about both parts of this project, consult on the design concepts for the stadium and how it will respect and complement its historic context, as well as the scale and type of development in L4.

“Before we undertake our public consultation we will be engaging further with supporters who took part in our workshops last year on specific matters including matchday experience, fan zone, food and beverage offering, transport, accessibility and environmental sustainability.”

The public consultation will see an exhibition of proposals visiting a range of locations in the Liverpool City Region. More details on the dates and timings will be announced next month. There will also be a fixed display at Goodison Park.

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