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GFE Feasibility Study for Redeveloping Goodison Park
Phasing Proposals

Current Ground Capacity

40,179

Comprising:  
Main Stand

12,402

Bullens Road

10,759

Gwladys Street

11,052

Park End Stand

5,966

Maximum time will need to be gained at both ends of the "Close Season" to provide the fullest opportunity for construction periods. Completion or sectional completions of each construction phase can be arranged to ensure that overall capacity is maintained at the highest levels possible and in consultation/agreement with the safety authorities. Also rearranging/rescheduling home fixtures from the start to later in the season would provide additional weeks for construction periods to be completed.

Phasing, therefore, assumes construction starts early May, with a 10-month overall construction period for Stands on the long side of the Ground and nine months for Stands on the short side of the Ground. Full fitting out of specialist areas would take a further two months.

Four floodlight pylons are proposed for the new Stadium for a number of reasons – but in particular to enable the floodlighting to be provided in a phased manner and maintained at all times during periods of redevelopment that overlap the football season – and thus avoid temporary installations or having to rely on roofs being completed before floodlights can be permanently installed and commissioned.

Developing the Bullens Road Stand first will enable all the Club's facilities to be provided including new offices and ticket selling areas, changing rooms and Players facilities, Chairman's offices and Directors suites whilst the existing facilities are still in use – thus ensuring minimum disruption when the "changeover" occurs.

The Bullens Road Stand could also include significant income generation facilities such as hospitality boxes, suites and lounges that can be designed to function 365 days a year – to help secure the fullest possible income stream from the new development at the earliest opportunity.


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