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A mixed-use scheme with 173 homes is proposed for the site

Plans in for Goodison Park legacy

Dan Whelan

Everton Stadium Developments, the consortium behind Everton FC’s £500m new base at Bramley Moore Dock, has submitted an outline planning application to redevelop the club’s Goodison Park ground.

The application for the Goodison Park Legacy Project, which was lodged yesterday, proposes the demolition of the 128-year-old ground to bring forward a mixed-use scheme at the 8.3-acre site once the club vacates.

The project, designed by Condy Lofthouse Architects, would comprise:

  • 173 residential units, including three seven-storey residential blocks on Walton Lane
  • A 63,000 sq ft, six-storey care home
  • 55,000 sq ft of offices
  • A 74,000 sq ft arts and enterprise centre
  • A 96,000 sq ft healthcare and residential institution
  • 25,400 sq ft of retail, restaurants and bars

Scroll below for more images of the proposed scheme. 

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Condy Lofthouse said that the development “is informed and influenced by its surrounding context both in terms of massing and built form”, and that the scheme is designed to echo the heritage of the site and pay homage to its footballing history.

“The proposal seeks to ensure that the local residents and business do not feel a sense of abandonment when the stadium relocates to its new site and aims to retain a memory of what stood on the site before.

“It is hoped that Everton fans young and old will feel they can still engage with a space that has been so important to them in the past.”

The project team includes CBRE as planning consultant, Mott MacDonald advising on transport and KM Heritage as heritage consultant.

Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, chief executive of Everton, said: “Everton is a football club deeply rooted in its community and the Goodison Park legacy project is a symbol of our ambition, desire and commitment to Liverpool 4.

“This project at Goodison Park is as ambitious as our new stadium development at Bramley-Moore Dock and will build on the £10m investment in buildings already made by the club and Everton in the Community in Liverpool 4 over the last five years.”

In February, Laing O’Rourke was announced as the lead contractor for Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium on Liverpool’s waterfront. The scheme is expected to complete in 2023.

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Wonder if there’ll be the same outcry over these plans as there was for Liverpool at Melwood?

By John Smith

Brilliant work CLA.

By The Legend

Oh that is painfully banal.

By Acelius

I know viability is going to be challenging in terms of values in the location but the material palette is such that this could look pretty dreadful on completion.

By Oscar

I doubt it @JohnSmith, I think the city is grateful that Everton have gifted this land to the city and plan on investing in the area. Liverpool sold Melwood to the highest bidder for housing.

By Anonymous

Looks great.

By Anonymous

An undeniably fitting project of valuable community assets. For this reason, outcry potential is low. Some people won’t like it though – for various reasons…

By Bob Allatt

What a great scheme that would leave a lasting legacy!

By Dave Davidson

Great scheme great legacy….the club should be proud. Regarding detailed comments on colours etc …this can be picked up through the planning process …..but personally I think buildings and park look fine ….as has been said value may be an issue

By George

I’m not an Everton supporter (my club was pillaged by the Toffees – guess who), but when their noisy neighbours tried to pull such an immoral stunt recently, I am glad that Everton is hoping to demonstrate what good community leadership looks like… and restore our faith in Premiership clubs.

By Howard

Hideous and discordant.

By Suman

The designs for stadium are excellent this unfortunately is dull and cheap looking.

By Anonymous

The idea that Everton have gifted the site to the city for ‘free’ is a joke. The Council has paid for all the feasibility studies for their new stadium and even bought the club’s training ground in Knowsley. No doubt there will be more public cash going the way of the new ground also. There’s no such thing as a free lunch in the world of football finance.

By John Smith

What about bungalows for the elderly? If they want to provide a genuine legacy there should be housing for the local community so traditional two storey housing with gardens front and back, bungalows and traditional social affordable housing. Nobody wants high rise apartments here.

By Local key worker