A pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) for a design and build contract is due to be signed after a competitive procurement process. Both parties will now work in partnership to develop a detailed and robust design and delivery programme.
Work on the new stadium is expected to start later this year, subject to planning consent, and is expected to take three years. A final construction timeline will be shared during the PCSA period.
At the heart of Everton’s proposals is a brick, steel and glass stadium design, which takes its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby.
Designed by MEIS architects, the stadium structure combines the historic and modern, with the brick base incorporating a nod to Goodison Park’s famous Archibald Leitch lattice work, while the dynamic roof structure is made from steel and glass giving the stadium a modern finish.
The proposed waterfront stadium comprises four distinctive stands, including a large, steep ‘home end’ which will house 13,000 home fans.
Laing O’Rourke Director, Paul McNerney said: “We are delighted that Everton has chosen our team to work alongside the club and local community to deliver the project. We recognise the transformative impact the project will bring to the club, to the city and to the many people who will be part of this exciting journey.
“Laing O’Rourke has a long track record of delivering sport stadia, utilising our unique engineering and manufacturing capabilities, all of which will now underpin this scheme.”
Everton Chief Executive Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “Appointing Laing O’Rourke is another important step towards delivering a new world-class waterfront stadium for Everton.
“We are partnering with an organisation who bring a wealth of experience and a track-record of quality, sustainability and global delivery, including major investment projects right here in Liverpool.
“There is still a lot of work to do on this project. Working alongside colleagues at Laing O’Rourke we will develop our construction programme, while at the same time continuing to engage with our supporters on a number of matters as we await our planning application to be determined by Liverpool City Council.”