Laing O'Rourke is the main contractor for the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Everton updates on stadium progress 

The first section of the concrete superstructure of Everton’s £500m stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has completed.  

Main contractor Laing O’Rourke installed several pre-cast concrete panels and pillars this week. These elements form the part of the structure of the North West core, which will comprise the entrance turnstiles to the North Stand. 

Following final planning approval in March, enabling work for the 53,000-capacity stadium began in the summer.  

Prior to work beginning above ground, the dock was infilled with approximately 480,000 cubic meters of sand. 

Everton Stadium Piling

The first element of the super-structure is complete. Credit: Everton FC

“We are ecstatic to see the first signs of the stadium appear above ground level before Christmas,” said Colin Chong, director of stadium development at Everton Football Club. 

“This is a symbol of the progress we have made to date and is very much a statement of intent for the future. We are looking forward to 2022 where we’ll continue piling, putting in place the foundations for our new home.”  

A total of 2,500 piles will be drilled across the site, each one around 16-20m deep, which will eventually be capped to form the sub-structure for the stadium. 

Once complete, the scheme will act as a catalyst for more than £650m worth of accelerated regeneration directly benefiting the nearby Ten Streets development, according to the club. 

The stadium is due to be ready in time for the 2023/24 season.

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At least this is heading in the right direction

By Rafalution

I dread the Saturday city centre congestion.

By Bixteth boy

@Bixteth boy – do you really think it will be much different than it is now?

By Anonymous

Cardiff, a smaller city than Liverpool, has the National stadium, slap in the middle of town and that holds over 70,000 and the locals love it.
The Everton stadium is at least one mile from town , but I suppose if matchdays make you nervous you could stay at home and comfort your rabbits in the back garden.

By Anonymous

Bring it on – best looking stadium in the country to me .

By Anonymous

Waste of precious resources. No need for 2 stadiums. Everton and Liverpool should have shared.

By Anonymous

Great addition to a waterfront city

By Anonymous

Ha, ” no need for 2 stadiums”… need for 2 cathedrals, no need for 2 tunnels, no need for variety, no need for an alternative, …….how wonderful life would be, NOT!

By Anonymous

This is Great for the city!

By Boss Scouser

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