Everton Football Club’s new stadium will soon witness construction works, as Liverpool City Council’s planning committee has given go ahead. Councilors have unanimously approved the application to build a 52,888-seater stadium at Bramley Moore-Dock.
Laing O’Rourke will take over £505m project works. The £82.5m redevelopment of Everton’s current home, Goodison Park, for a mixed-use project including residential, commercial and community facilities, was also approved by the committee.
Communities’ secretary Robert Jenrick will take decisions on both the developments before they are fully signed off. As reported last week, the stadium project will create an estimated 8,136 construction jobs and the former Goodison Park redevelopment will generate 1,382 jobs.
Stadium construction will run for around three years, after it is set to begin in the first quarter of this year. Its expected completion date is 2024. Everton had hoped to begin work sooner, but decisions relating to third parties had slowed due to COVID-19.