Goodison Park legacy project back in spotlight
Having signed-off plans to knock down Everton FC’s 129-year-old football stadium more than 12 months ago, Liverpool City Council is poised to approve the redevelopment for a second time next week.
In recent months, the city council has recalled several previously approved schemes to committee to ensure they comply with the authority’s newly adopted local plan and changing national planning legislation. Everton FC’s Goodison Park legacy project is the latest to be reevaluated.
In February 2021, Liverpool City Council voted in favour of Everton’s £82m plan to redevelop its current home into a mixed-use scheme featuring 173 homes and 51,000 sq ft of offices.
The approval followed the green light for the club’s new 53,000-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, which is now under construction and due to complete in 2024.
As well as the homes and office space, the outline proposals for the Goodison Park site in Walton comprise a 63,000 sq ft, six-storey care home, more than 107,000 sq ft of space for community uses, and 8,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space.
Condy Lofthouse Architects and Everton’s design advisor Planit-IE are leading on the scheme’s design. CBRE is the planning consultant for the project.
Liverpool City Council has recommended the scheme be approved by its planning committee, which meets next week.