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Laing O’Rourke begins construction of Everton’s new stadium

Laing O’Rourke will today begin the construction of Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

The Premier League club hopes to host games at the Bramley-Moore Dock site as early as 2024.

The plans were given the go-ahead by Liverpool City councillors at a February meeting, before being approved by central government.

The stadium has been designed by MEIS architects and engineers BuroHappold.

The club has previously revealed design changes to the 52,888 capacity stadium in response to feedback on the original planning application submitted in December 2019.

Among other changes, the stadium’s height has been reduced so that it is defined as a “mid-rise” building, in an attempt to address heritage concerns.

Despite the heritage concerns, the club says Bramley-Moore Dock’s location within Liverpool’s Unesco World Heritage Site and the Stanley Dock Conservation Area has been fundamental to how the project has been designed and planned. It says the stadium has been designed to respect and preserve the area’s heritage, while bringing a long-standing semi-derelict dockland site back into use.

The project’s development director Colin Chong also previously revealed that the proposed stadium has been designed to withstand floods for the next 100 years.

Laing O’Rourke director of UK building Paul McNerney added: “We will harness our digital-engineering expertise, experience of delivering sports stadia and sector-leading manufacturing capabilities, using products made at our two UK factories, to create a world-class stadium for Everton and their fans.”

Source https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/laing-orourke-begins-construction-of-evertons-new-stadium-26-07-2021/

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