Everton FC has released a new video documenting the progress made on its new stadium to mark the second anniversary of work commencing at the Bramley-Moore Dock site.
The timelapse video details development of the site from semi-derelict dock to the huge facility – set to be completed during the 2024-25 season – where more than half a million bricks have already been laid.
The project began with a feat of maritime engineering, as the historic dock was filled with 480,000 cubic metres of sea-dredged sand to provide solid foundations.
The 52,888 all-seater stadium, on the banks of the River Mersey, has since progressed at rapid pace via the pioneering method of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) adopted by construction partner, Laing O’Rourke. This involves all of the steelwork and precast concrete being manufactured in advance, off-site, under factory conditions before arriving on site in a pre-determined order and slotted together utilising 3D modelling.
“The coming months will see the roofing structure completed, with the aim of making the stadium watertight to aid the internal fit-out, which is already well under way in the east and west stands,” Everon added in a statement.
“Everton Stadium, due for completion in late 2024, is recognised as the largest single-site private sector development in the country.”
Everton added that the stadium will contribute an estimated £1.3bn to the UK economy, creating tens of thousands of jobs and attracting 1.4m visitors to the city of Liverpool, annually. Once complete, the scheme will have acted as a catalyst for more than £650m worth of accelerated regeneration directly benefiting the nearby Ten Streets development.
Everton recently introduced the next phase of its ‘ALL’ matchday experiences ahead of the opening of the club’s new stadium.
Launched last summer, ‘ALL’ delivers what the Premier League club considers a re-set of traditional football hospitality through the incorporation of a multitude of bars, restaurants and experiences at Everton Stadium. Packages range from fine dining and casual restaurants to sports bars, traditional pubs and tapas-style social spaces.