Work kicks off at new Everton stadium
Premier League football club Everton has held a project commencement ceremony at Bramley-Moore Dock to mark the breaking of ground in the construction of its new £500M stadium.
The occasion was attended by Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright, Chief Executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Players’ Life President Graeme Sharp, Laing O’Rourke Director of UK Building Paul McNerney, alongside some of the project’s key planning, construction and engineering partners.
History was made as an Everton branded excavator made the first incision into the eastern quayside at Bramley-Moore Dock as work to develop the Club’s new 52,888 capacity waterfront home begins to gather pace.
The Club took possession of the site, which forms part of Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme in the city’s Northern Docks, during the summer and Laing O’Rourke immediately started work putting in place welfare facilities for the near 12,000 construction staff that will be required during the estimated three-year build.
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said: “This is a momentous day. One that we have all been waiting for. To know that Evertonians and the people of this great city are together with us on this journey is a special feeling. Now that the work has commenced, we can all watch our magnificent home as it comes to life.”