Everton secure land for 50,000-seat stadium

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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Everton have signed a 200-year lease for land at Bramley Moore Dock paving the way to build their 50,000-seater stadium within the Liverpool Waters development area.

Bramley Moore Dock
Bramley Moore Dock

The club will now focus on gaining planning next year and securing funding for construction.

Robert Elstone, chief executive at Everton Football Club, said: “Gaining control of the site was essential for us to be able to move forward with the next stages of the project – finalising the funding agreement with the Council and preparing for the submission of a planning application – both of which we hope to do in the New Year.”

The proposed new stadium will be a catalyst for Peel Land’s £5.5bn regeneration proposals along Liverpool’s waterfront and is made up of five neighbourhoods.

The new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock will be complemented by a host of leisure facilities for visitors to experience.

Plans also include two new river terminals – a new cruise liner facility as well as the Isle of Man ferry terminal – and several office and residential developments alongside a waterfront cultural complex.

Ian Pollitt, Assistant Project Director at Liverpool Waters, said: “2017 has been a landmark year for Liverpool Waters with a series of planning permissions granted for both Princes Dock and Central Dock, including the plans for a new cruise terminal and a collection of residential developments.

“We know that a world-class stadium, on the banks of the River Mersey, will act as a trigger for even more investment and jobs.”

CBRE, who are acting as advisers to Everton, estimate that a new stadium at Bramley Moore will provide a £1bn boost to the local economy, with a contribution of more than £900m to the region before the stadium is even completed.

The huge financial boost to Liverpool’s economy will see more than £255m spent through local supply chains during the construction phase.

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