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Internal construction is ready to begin as the north and south steelwork takes shape for the Everton Stadium project. Credit: via Everton FC

Everton Stadium construction ramps up

Main contractor Laing O’Rourke is set to begin internal works for the £500m football stadium this month.

Everton Football Club revealed their plans in July 2021 to leave Goodison Park and construct their new home on Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool.

At a breakthrough stage in construction, the stadium’s external north and south steelworks have now taken shape. The skeleton of the dressing rooms is also already in place in the stadium’s west stand, along with the pit for the hydrotherapy pools and the apertures for all the incoming services.

With the external appearance continuing to develop, internal construction will ramp up in January with tradesmen preparing to install hundreds of miles of piping, wiring, and internal fittings. In a modern way of building, the pipework will arrive pre-manufactured and factory-tested to be offered up and connected. This method reduces the number of connections throughout the whole building and reduces the risk of fire.

All mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in the stadium will be manufactured off-site in the Oldbury factory of Laing O’Rourke’s specialist MEP business, Crown House Manufacturing. The 6ft modules and an innovative product called Techwall will also be pre-manufactured to be delivered to site, lifted into place, connected, and commissioned, in an approach that helps save time and energy.

Simultaneous work on the four concourses, along with the hospitality lounges, is planned to begin in March.

Chief stadium development officer Colin Chong has warned spectators: “It will look like things are slowing down from an external perspective… it will slow down externally, although internally it’s going to be a hive of activity. People won’t notice it as much, as it’s internal, but it’s equally as important to the stadium development as the roof going up.”

With the capacity to hold 53,000 fans, Everton estimates that the new stadium will contribute £1.3bn to the country’s economy and attract 1.4m visitors to Liverpool each year. The club hopes to unveil the new stadium in time for the 2024-2025 football season.

US-based Meis Studio is the concept architect for the project, with Pattern as the technical architect. Dan Meis, the founder of Meis Studio, has subsequently been granted a guardianship role in the project.

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Should be a catalyst for further development on adjacent Regent Road (dock road), with hotels, bars, cafes, residential, some of it using refurbished older buildings. Nearby is the massive Tobacco warehouse currently midway through refurbishment as flats, also nearby is the under contruction Hartley Locks apartments by Torus, all helping to boost footfall in the area.

By Anonymous

Gonna be amazing,big thanks to Farad moshiri and all involved.

By Steve Rob.

All amazing but let’s be realistic Liverpool City Council are still trying to protect the three graces ? so they are very anti high building and in very favour of a very flat waterfront to Liverpool’s detriment .

By Anonymous

Once finished the stadium given its riverside setting will be world class , the city needs to use it as a major catalyst for further worthy and meaningful developments. My concern is the current planners are determined to continuously play the heritage card. The 10 streets area directly next to the new ground being a current example . Its full of old light industrial units of no architectural or heritage value yet the head of planning wants to retain it ? what other city has to put up with this nonsense. In 2023 please can we have some ” can do” and progressive pro business rather than of the usual dictate from the Omniscient LCC planners.
HNY to all 🙂

By Paul M - Woolton

@Paul M…have you been to Qatar? World class, this stadium aint!

By Qatari

Isn`t it time Michael Gove stepped in here and told Liverpool Council it has to drop this anti-development stance, especially in regards to high-rise. The Everton stadium will revitalise the area but the council have rejected the Bonded-Tea warehouse scheme, and have messed about with Romal till they won their appeal against the council. As regards Ten Streets the only stand-out at the moment is that very little is happening because the council does not seem to know what to do.
The silent majority in Liverpool want development on the waterfront, meanwhile we can still use and adapt our older buildings.

By Anonymous

Ha Ha That has cheered me up from Mr Qatar – Firstly would not set foot in the country and no doubt you are a keyboard red 🙂 rise above the jealousy its a significant new build in the city and should be applauded.

By Paul M - Woolton

I’m sure this will be brilliant, looking forward to seeing it develop

By Love from Manchester

Liverpool supporter here and am so happy with this development it’s great for the city and will be amazing when completed.

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