Liverpool City Council - Everton unveils final stadium design as plans go in - UK Construction Projects
Everton Football club has revealed the final designs of its new 52,000-seater stadium as it submits its planning application to Liverpool City Council.
Designed by MEIS architects with engineers BuroHappold, the proposed stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront is made of brick, steel and glass.
The proposed stadium is made up of four distinctive stands including a large steep home stand to the south that will house 13,000 Evertonians on matchdays. According to the application, “the overall design will also help amplify the noise within the stadium to capture the intensity and intimacy of Goodison Park in a state-of-the-art arena, while limiting the impact of noise pollution on the surrounding area”.
The design of both North and South stand lower tiers will make it easy to adopt rail seating and, should legislation change in the future, they could also be converted into areas for safe standing - offering supporters flexibility in the future.
The plans also include extensive public spaces for use on both matchdays and non-matchdays featuring a Fan Plaza to the east of the stadium which will provide a focus for pre and post-match entertainment and activity.
Everton FC chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “This is a huge milestone in the Club’s history but also a profound statement of intent for our future. It marks the culmination of many years of work that has combined the passion of our fans with world class design and a commitment to creating something truly special on Liverpool’s waterfront.
“The stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will deliver the best possible matchday experience for our fans, new facilities for cultural events and a building that will be a stunning new addition to Liverpool’s built environment.
“Our proposals are a commitment to a long and exciting future for the Club in North Liverpool, and also for our award-winning charity, Everton in the Community, to continue to make a life-changing difference in Liverpool 4.
“From its inception, we’ve always believed that this project can be a game-changer for North Liverpool. The vast amount of feedback and overwhelming support we received through our consultation has shown that the people of Liverpool understand that The People’s Project isn’t just about a new football ground – it’s about regeneration, jobs and social value.
“If we are granted planning approval, this will be a world class football stadium in a world class location and a catalyst for Liverpool City Region’s ongoing growth and success.”
Following the public consultation, the multi-storey car park has been relocated from its previous waterfront location and integrated within the stadium to create one impressive standalone structure, while additional environmental measures, including wind baffles, have been incorporated in the final proposals.
Bramley-Moore Dock’s location within Liverpool’s World Heritage Site and its status as a conservation area have been fundamental to how the project has been designed and planned.
A water channel would be maintained to the west of the stadium to ensure the visual continuity of the dock system – a key feature of the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site – with the historic dock wall on the western side of the channel exposed.
The site’s Grade II Listed Hydraulic Tower would be restored to create a unique visitor attraction, attracting tourists on non-matchdays, and a range of Bramley-Moore Dock’s historic features, including capstones, mooring posts and old railway tracks, will be restored.
Everton stadium development director Colin Chong 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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