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VIDEO | Everton FC unveils final £500m stadium designs

Everton FC has revealed the final designs of its new 52,000-seater stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront, before a detailed planning application is submitted to Liverpool City Council today.

The stadium, which will sit within Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters site, will hold 52,000 supporters, in a brick, steel and glass structure, in a design by Dan Meis which Everton said takes its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby.

Over the course of two years of consultation, some aspects of the design have been altered, such as plans for a multi-storey car park which has been relocated from its previously proposed waterfront location and integrated within the stadium.

The plans also include extensive public spaces for use on both matchdays and non-matchdays, with a Fan Plaza to the east of the stadium.

The detailed stadium application will be submitted to Liverpool City Council today, followed by a separate outline planning application for the legacy project at Goodison Park, with the intention for both applications to be determined by Liverpool City Council at the same time. Once approved, Everton said it would kick-off a three-year construction programme.

Goodison Park, Everton’s former home, would be redeveloped to include affordable housing, a multi-purpose health centre, community-led retail and leisure spaces, and a youth enterprise zone, building on the work of the football club’s charity Everton in the Community

The proposed stadium is made up of four stands including a large steep home stand to the south with capacity for 13,000 supporters

Everton said the overall design would amplify the noise within the stadium to replicate the intimacy of Goodison Park, while limiting the impact of noise pollution.

A water channel would be maintained to the west of the stadium, to ensure the visual continuity of the dock system which forms a key part of the World Heritage Site which the stadium sits within. The historic dock wall on the western side of the channel will be exposed, while the site’s grade two-listed Hydraulic Tower would be restored alongside other features, including capstones, mooring posts and old railway tracks.

Colin Chong, stadium development director at Everton FC, added: “This project has been designed from the ground up with the site’s heritage in mind – getting this right has always been our priority.

“We have invested an enormous amount of resource and effort in creating a design that not only respects and looks at home in a dockland setting but will also restore and preserve the historic features of Bramley-Moore Dock and, importantly, open a currently inaccessible site to the public.

“We have worked closely with Liverpool City Council and heritage organisations as the plans have evolved and our final proposals include a significant amount of environmental remediation work, along with measures to restore and preserve key aspects of the dock.

“We are immensely proud to submit our proposals for what I believe is one of the most exciting development projects in world football.”

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nice, very nice !

By Anonymous

This is a terrific stadium. Well done Everton.

By Elephant

Wow! What an addition to the waterfront and skyline!!

By Anonymous

Looks a bit like St John’s Shopping Centre. Can Liverpool produce any new buildings that aren’t clad in dull brown brick? Pastiche never works

By Anon

They should lobby heritage groups to allow them to get rid of the dock wall. It’s an obsolete industrial structure, very ugly, obstructs views of the stadium, is of very little historical importance, dubious architectural merit and not many people care about that sort of thing anyway, least of all footy fans. Get rid.

By Old relic

An asset for the EFL Championship and the city of Liverpool.

By Anonymous

A real concern would be the windy location. Cladding system on the water front is a recipe for disaster

By Miller

Looks absolutely great

By Anonymous

Stunning proposal in a great location. In a few year’s time Everton and City will have the two best grounds in the North West with Anfield and Old Trafford lagging behind.

By Monty

I’m an old Red! but I want EFC to get their future sorted. Just because Mr A has arrived does not mean Europe within a year or two; EFC need to survive in the Prem first, otherwise this project will not see the light of day. From a regeneration point, this will help the area; doubt Dock Wall is going to be dropped; 1) its listed 2) its part of the first commercial walled dock system in the world. They may widen an entrance area.

By Anonymous

The dock wall is built in beautiful Scottish granite, from the dock company’s own Scottish quarry, to Jessie Hartley’s ‘cyclopean’ design. It was built partly by French prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars. A lot of history there!

By Liverpolitan

Stunning ground

By Anonymous

This stadium will be brilliant for both Everton and the BMD area, get it built! Hopefully both LFC and EFC can be challenging at the top of the league again one day!

By L15Red

Great, but who is paying for it?

By Mr Dollar

It’s the biggest copy of tottenham’s ground , is this for real ? What’s next change the name to Everton hotspurs

By Daniel

Errr…. Daniel, too much Christmas spirit(s) perhaps, you are looking at the right stadium, yes????

By Anonymous

Looks like a bus station.

By Kenrightgetseltonssack

Why are they building the stadium on top of a multi-story car park?

By Barry

Very nice.

Stylish, Sympathetic, Statement.

Get it built…!!!

By North by North-West