London-based firm Pattern is to take over from Sheppard Robson as the delivery architect on Everton FC’s £500m Bramley Moore Dock stadium.
Pattern will be working alongside the primary architect, US-based Dan Meis, who was appointed to the project in 2017. The firm recently revealed CGI plans for the stadium on the semi-derelict UNESCO world heritage site in North Liverpool.
In a recent post on his website, Meis wrote: “Approximately £100m of our budget will be spent on preparing the site in such a way that we can build the stadium without damaging the historic fabric of the dock. That means the remainder of our construction budget must be spent with extreme efficiency. Fortunately, the magic of Goodison isn’t about fancy clubs and cheese shops but rather historic stands, steep, tight, and right on top of the pitch. It is a notoriously intimidating ground for opposing players and that is what we intend to bring to Bramley Moore.
“It is a labor of love and I feel a great responsibility to live up to the unparalleled history of this club and her generations of passionate fans.”
Pattern is currently working on the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium in Qatar, and has previously delivered stadiums for the 2019 Pan-American Games. More locally, the firm worked on what was then called The City of Manchester Stadium in 2002, and follow-up proposals for its extension under its more commonly known name, the Etihad Stadium.
Bramley Moore Dock stadium is set to hold 52,000 spectators and will be clad with brick, steel and glass. It is set to feature four stands, the largest of which has a capacity of 13,000. Lower tiers in the North and South stands have the potential for safe standing.
The stadium is expected to take three years to complete once it has gained planning permission at Liverpool City Council meeting later this year.