Everton New Stadium Construction To Begin From 26th July
By Taruka Srivastav | July 2, 2021
Everton has confirmed that it will take possession of the Bramley-Moore Dock site, part of Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, on Monday 26 July – with contractors Laing O’Rourke immediately beginning the first phase of the project on that date as part of the construction of the 52,888 capacity stadium.
That first phase of the development will be the enabling works to prepare the dock site in readiness for the build.
Work will include the repair and preservation of the Grade II listed dock wall, stabilising of the hydraulic tower located on the site, the development of welfare facilities for Laing O’Rourke construction staff, the preparation for demolition of existing non-listed structures, and raking of the dock floor. Pipework will also be installed that will be used for the infilling of the dock.
Once these works are completed, Laing O’Rourke will begin the process of infilling the dock.
Everton Chairman, Bill Kenwright, said: “We are thrilled to be able to confirm that construction work will commence on our new stadium later this month. This will be a momentous day in the history of the Club and is testament to the ambition and financial commitment of Farhad and the determination and talent of Denise and her executive team at the Club.
“Like every Evertonian Goodison Park has been a massive part of my life but in moving forward we could not have found a more fitting nor more glorious site for our new stadium – one which will both honour our history and celebrate our magnificent future.”