Everton Football Club breaks ground on £500m stadium in UK
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Everton Football Club breaks ground on £500m stadium in the UK

11 Aug 2021 (Last Updated August 11th, 2021 12:25)

The stadium, which is expected to create more than 15,000 jobs, will have a seating capacity of 52,888.

Everton Football Club breaks ground on £500m stadium in the UK
Officials during the ground-breaking ceremony of Everton’s new stadium in the UK. Credit: LAING O’ROURKE.

Everton Football Club has broken ground on £500m stadium on Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, UK.

The stadium is being built on the site that forms part of Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme in the city’s Northern Docks.

Work started at the Everton Football Club stadium’s eastern quayside, which will become home to the Fan Plaza that could welcome more than 9,000 fans on matchdays.

The Bramley-Moore Dock stadium will have a seating capacity of 52,888.

Laing O’Rourke is serving as a construction contractor for the stadium, which is designed by architect Dan Meis.

Expected to create more than 15,000 jobs, the project is recognised as the country’s largest single-site private sector development. It is expected to contribute an estimated £1.3bn to the UK economy.

Currently work is being undertaken for stabilising the hydraulic tower on the project site, repair and preservation of the Grade II listed dock wall and preparation for demolition of existing non-listed structures.

The scope of work also includes the development of welfare facilities for the construction team, raking of the dock floor and installation of pipework for the infilling of the dock.

Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale added: “Today’s ceremony represents the culmination of an extensive and robust planning process.

“It delivers an exciting new future for our football club, invests in our local and national economy and supports our community as our region builds back better following the impacts of the global pandemic, while also ensuring the city’s oldest professional football club remains in our spiritual home of North Liverpool.”