Architecture firm Pattern has been drafted in to help fine-tune the design of Everton’s proposed new stadium.
Pattern will work with renowned US architect Dan Meis, who released renderings last month of the planned 52,000-capacity development at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Pattern, which worked on eight projects in relation to the ongoing Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, is the lead designer and architect for the Al Rayyan Stadium, which will host matches during the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar. Pattern has an office in Lima, as well as London and Edinburgh.
News of Pattern’s role coincided with confirmation that Sheppard Robson, which provided advice to Meis Architects on UK planning and building regulations earlier on, is no longer working on the project.
“Sheppard Robson were helpful in the early stages, but Pattern were added for their sports experience as the development of the project proceeded,” a spokeswoman for Meis Architects told BDonline.
A second month-long public consultation on the Everton stadium project is set to conclude on August 25.
The concepts released last month show a brick, steel and glass design, which takes its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby. The structure has a brick base, while the dynamic roof structure made from steel and glass gives the stadium a modern finish.
The stadium – which will reportedly cost £500m (€556.9m/$638m) – will feature four distinctive stands including a large steep home stand to the south that will house 13,000 home fans on matchdays.
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