The documents show the latest proposals for Everton’s 52,000-seat stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool, although the designs are understood to be subject to change ahead of a planning application later this year.
First shared by fan site Everton Aren’t We, the documents were created late last year, and show details such as the layout of the proposed stadium, the seating, and potential safe standing areas in the south stand with a capacity of up to 15,000. The latter includes a “dock wall” built of recycled stone situated behind the goal.
A fan plaza is proposed to the east of the site, while to the west and on a separate plot fronting the River Mersey, there are plans for a multi-level parking garage for up to 700 cars, separated from the stadium by a channel running to Nelson Dock to the south. Overall, the stadium will have capacity for 52,000 fans.
Place understands the document does not represent the final proposed designs for the stadium, which remain subject to change, and that many of drawings have been shared with fans by architect Dan Meis during engagement sessions.
The club expects to reveal final designs for the stadium this summer, when it will hold the second stage of a public consultation into its plans before submitting a planning application in the second half of this year.
The plans for a car park on the site have already come in for some criticism from the property community, with sources contacted by Place arguing the waterfront site would be far better suited for a hotel, bringing with it the potential to “generate much more revenue” for the football club. Access and clearing the car park on match days have also been flagged as potential issues.
A three-week consultation on the plans was held in November, with the club outlining plans for the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock followed by the demolition of Goodison; the former stadium will then be redeveloped to house community facilities, healthcare uses, and new homes.
Analysis of the consultation responses revealed 94% agreed Bramley-Moore Dock, part of Peel’s Liverpool Waters, was an appropriate location for the club’s proposed stadium, while 95% agreed Goodison Park should be developed to benefit the community.
Everton has already completed a lease agreement with Peel L&P to assume a 200-year lease on the dock, subject to the club receiving planning permission.
It is expected the stadium will take around three years to build with completion pencilled in for 2023. A contractor has not yet been appointed, while Dan Meis is connected to the project as architect; Place reported last year that Lendlease was one of the contractors in talks with the club over delivering the stadium.
It is also understood that ISG, Morgan Sindall, Laing O’Rourke, and Sir Robert McAlpine have all been approached by the club over the last 12 months.
Everton declined to comment on the leaked proposals.