Everton south stand
Everton's new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock

Laing O’Rourke to deliver Everton’s £500m stadium

Chloé Vaughan

The company has been appointed as Everton Football Club’s preferred contractor for its 52,000-seater stadium on Liverpool’s waterfront.

Denise Barrett-Baxendale, chief executive of Everton FC, said: “Appointing Laing O’Rourke is another important step towards delivering a new world-class waterfront stadium for Everton.

“There is still a lot of work to do on this project. Working alongside Laing O’Rourke will develop our construction programme, while at the same time continuing to engage with our supporters on a number of matters as we await our planning application to be determined by Liverpool City Council.”

The contractor will now sign the pre-construction services agreement for a design and build contract and agree the delivery programme.

In December, Everton revealed its final designs ahead of submitting a planning application to the council. A decision on the plans is expected in the summer. Subject to gaining planning approval, work will start on the stadium later this year and take three years to complete.

The stadium will sit within Bramley-Moore Dock, part of Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters development. The architect is Dan Meis of Meis Studio.

Everton has said the design takes its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby.

The stadium underwent two years of consultation, and over the course of the period, some aspects of the design were altered. This included the plans for a multi-storey car park, which has been relocated from its previously proposed waterfront location and integrated within the stadium.

Everton In The Community 05 December 2019

Everton In The Community design

The club’s plans include the redevelopment of the existing Goodison Park stadium into a community facility for Everton FC’s charity, Everton in the Community. Laing O’Rourke will also work on this project along with Condy Lofthouse Architects.

Paul McNerny, director of Laing O’Rourke, said: “We recognise the transformative impact the project will bring to the club, the city and to the many people who will be part of this exciting journey.

“Our local team, supply chain and consultant partners have worked with us across many major schemes in Liverpool, including Liverpool One, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.”

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South east view of the proposed stadium

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Either congratulations or commiserations to Laings. Not many stadiums get built over here of this calibre and fewer still are a success story. Maybe Laings will tap into American consultants who seem to do it so much better. Could be fantastic or frustrating for them.

By good luck!

Great for Laing O’Rourke and great for Liverpool.

By Roscoe

Fantastic news

By Anonymous

How are they funding the stadium?

By Cash

The Waterfront location will ensure its success, just like the arena it will get a lot of other business, and this has the wow factor!

By Roscoe

Usmanov and his billions @Cash

By Anonymous