Planners voted unanimously to approve the proposal despite Historic England’s objection because of its impact on Liverpool’s World Heritage waterfront.
Before main contractor Laing O’Rourke can start on the project, it must now wait for the Housing, Communities and Local Government secretary Robert Jenrick to give the plans the final rubber stamp.
As preferred contractor, Laing O’Rourke has been working up a detailed design and delivery programme, employing digital engineering expertise and modern methods of construction.
Subject to final approval, the three-year programme of work will start within months.
The stunning brick, steel and glass stadium design 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 subtle nod to Goodison Park’s famous Archibald Leitch lattice work, while the roof structure is made from steel and glass for a modern finish.
The project will be overseen by Everton Stadium Development Director Colin Chong who joined the club from Laing O’Rourke in 2016.
It is estimated that The People’s Project – the combination of Everton’s planned new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and the delivery of a community-led legacy at Goodison Park – will deliver nearly £800m of societal value over a 10-year period.