Dan Meis, the concept architect for Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, has taken up a new role within the project.

Meis, who departed the project in 2020, has taken on a guardianship role which includes reviewing the technical construction specifications and engaging the compliance team ahead of each stage of development to ensure the original design concept remains in place throughout the build.

He will work under Everton’s stadium development director Colin Chong and alongside the project leads from construction partner Laing O’Rourke and architects BDP Pattern.

Confirming Meis’, return to the project, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright said: “Dan has been an important part of our stadium journey so far and we are pleased he has accepted this new role.

“In working alongside both our in-house and external teams, Dan will be joining some of the best technical talents in the country throughout the exciting construction phase of the project.”

Everton said Meis’ initial role in the stadium project came to a natural end in the summer of 2020 as the scheme moved from the concept to technical phases.

Meis was the architect behind the original design of Everton’s new stadium but he confirmed in June 2020 that he was “not currently engaged” in the project after reports emerged that British firm Pattern would take up the role of technical architect.

Pattern had worked with Meis on the designs of the 52,000-seat stadium, and Meis had said that he was no longer involved in the project after the Liverpool Echo newspaper reported that architectural duties had been handed over to Pattern.

Although Meis was reportedly “offered a role” in the building of the stadium, he stepped aside from the project last year and described the handling of the situation as “one of the greatest disappointments of my career”.

Meanwhile, Richard Kenyon has taken on an expanded role for Everton as the club’s director of communications, revenue and international growth. The club said a key focus of Kenyon’s new position is to maximise the opportunities associated with Everton’s new stadium development.

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