Bramley-Moore will be a big boost to City economy

Tuesday 19 September 2017  55 Comments  [Jump to last]

Iain Jenkinson, Senior Director of Planning and Development at real estate investment giant CBRE has been talking up the economic impact of Everton's proposed new stadium plans.

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Liverpool to embrace one of the most significant and unique regenerative investments the city has ever seen.

“The economic contribution to the city of Liverpool through Everton's new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock, the catalytic effect it will have on surrounding neighbourhoods, and the equally important Goodison legacy project make this a package of projects a game-changer for the city.

“In addition, it will further enhance the city's international reputation for delivering major transformational projects on such a large scale.”

Everton CEO Robert Elstone added: “As well as proving an iconic new home for future generations of Evertonians, our investment in Bramley-Moore Dock will bring lasting and substantial benefit to the city of Liverpool.

“Being part of a project that will offer so many transformational opportunities is hugely exciting for a club with a second-to-none commitment to its city and we remain grateful to the commitment of all the parties working so hard to make this a reality."

The Bramley-Moore Dock project will match the £1bn boost to the local economy provided by the Liverpool Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre development on the King's Dock site, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, but will support a significantly greater number of jobs — more than 15,000 in total.

The huge financial lift to the city's economy during the construction phase will see the creation of more than 12,000 jobs for local people, with more than £255m estimated to be spent locally through supply chains and other service costs during the same period.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, hailed the proposed development as a ‘game changer' for the city.

“Our partnership with Everton is strong and a lot of hard work by both parties is going on behind the scenes to make this a reality.”

Everton is continuing to engage with key stakeholders over the new stadium project. A document will be released shortly by the club in which Everton's key principles for the development of a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will be explained and shared. The club is keen to hear feedback from its fans.

Read the full article at the Liverpool Echo

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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 19/09/2017 at 21:22:57
Please god, make this happen.
Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 19/09/2017 at 21:28:08
They don't really explain what prompts this huge outpouring of "jam tomorrow" on steroids.

"One billion pounds..." Why do I see a funny man in a grey suit with a little finger in his mouth?

Tony Marsh
3 Posted 19/09/2017 at 21:33:32
It's a joke but so predictable. Churn out some shite fake stadium news to keep the worried fans on board. Typical Kenwright. I say get ready for the extra tier on the Park End stand and a new urinal for the Lower Bullens.

Bramley-Moore is a new Kings Dock. We can't afford a striker but we have £500 million for a new ground? Do me a favour, Bill!!

Andrew James
4 Posted 19/09/2017 at 21:46:22
Timely this hitting the news now...
Tony Abrahams
5 Posted 19/09/2017 at 21:47:58
Hopefully it's going to be like this Michael, with little snippets from time to time?

A billion pounds is obviously a lot of money, but I was reading somewhere that Salford is going to be spending more than that on some kind of regeneration scheme, or other?

I think the biggest thing that we can hope for is that the plans for local railway stations to be reopened, and a massive new rail link, which will make going to Bramley-Moore, so much easier for so many local people, and would also help make life easier for so many people who live all over Liverpool right now, gets the nod.

Everyone is sceptical because of the "unfunny man" in the grey suit,but if this doesn't happen now, I think it would finish off a lot of Evertonians who just want to see our club being able to compete with the big boys once again.

Anthony Hughes
6 Posted 19/09/2017 at 21:58:51
Who would have thought it... a stadium story just as things are going tits up on the pitch.
Barry Johnson
7 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:06:30
Everton won't be able to afford a decent stadium when we drop into the Championship. Better get it built fast.
David Johnson
8 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:15:45
My lack of faith saps my energy. I'm devoid of enthusiasm. Same old, same old.
Brian Williams
9 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:22:07
If you build it, they will come.
Terry Farrell
10 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:22:08
Michael, go take a look at Media City in Manchester. It's easy to imagine this development will be even better on the banks of the Mersey with train and ship terminals linked in. It's going to be fantastic.
Brent Stephens
11 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:22:08
"My lack of faith saps my energy". And me.
Don Alexander
12 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:23:09
I wish that photo of the wall didn't conjure up the image of the fictional Chateau D'If.
Andy Meighan
13 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:34:10
4 games without a goal. Languishing near the foot of the table, Shit performances abound... and a piece comes out about Bramley-Moore?!?!

Cynical, Moi?

David Barks
14 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:36:35
Here is my question: What will the idiots running this club use as a go-to distraction press release after this stadium gets built?

The only funny thing is that I expected this Monday, but they waited until Tuesday. So sneaky.

Brent Stephens
15 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:41:12
"What will the idiots running this club use as a go-to distraction press release after this stadium gets built?"

So if it did get built, you'd still say this was a distraction? Bizarre.

Colin Glassar
16 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:47:13
Paul Smith
17 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:54:18
A paper setting out main principles? Another way of saying "we hope to achieve" – nothing tangible yet.
David Johnson
18 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:56:54

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These eyes of mine at once determined
The sleeves are velvet, the cape is ermine
The hose are blue and the doublet is a lovely shade of green
Somebody send for the Queen"

Well they sent for the Queen and they quickly explained to her
about the magic suit of clothes. And naturally,
the Queen not wanting to appear a fool, said:

"Well, isn't it oh! Isn't it rich! Look at the charm of every stitch!
The suit of clothes is altogether, but altogether it's altogether
The most remarkable suit of clothes that I have ever seen
These eyes of mine at once determined
The sleeves are velvet, the cape is ermine
The hose are blue and the doublet is a lovely shade of green
Summon the court to convene"

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as many people as were at that court. All the ambassadors,
the dukes, the earls, the counts, it was just packed with people,
and they were all told about the magic suit of clothes.
And after they were told they
naturally didn't want to appear fools and they said:

"Isn't it ohhh! Isn't it ahhh! Isn't it absolutely wheee! (whistle sound)
The suit of clothes is altogether, but altogether, it's altogether
The most remarkable suit of clothes a tailor ever made
Now quickly, put it altogether
With gloves of leather and hat and feather
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Leading the royal brigade"

Now Saturday came and the streets were just
lined with thousands and thousands and thousands of people.
And they all were cheering as the artillery came by, the infantry marched by,
the cavalry galloped by. And everybody was cheering like mad,
except one little boy. You see, he hadn't heard about
the magic suit and didn't know what he was supposed to see.
Well, as the King came by the little boy looked and, horrified, said:

"Look at the King! Look at the the King! Look at the King, the King, the King!
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He's altogether as naked as the day that he was born
The King is in the altogether, but altogether, the altogether
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His majesty is wide open to ridicule and scorn.

The King is in the altogether, but all together, the altogether
He's altogether as naked as the day that he was born
And it's altogether too chilly a morn!

Sean Kelly
19 Posted 19/09/2017 at 23:00:30
Means fuck all really... just more ink used on paper. When we get rid of Koeman along with Williams, Walsh and those wasters they signed, then I might get my confidence back.
Brian Williams
20 Posted 19/09/2017 at 23:15:23
Strong weed that, David.
Nicholas Ryan
21 Posted 20/09/2017 at 02:07:53
'Big boost to the city economy'? ...not in the Championship, it won't be!
Peter Barry
22 Posted 20/09/2017 at 03:46:46
The "Koeman Out' campaign must be hitting home so time for a major distraction. You can read them like a book.
Harry Wallace
23 Posted 20/09/2017 at 07:31:19
Report was written by a 3rd party with council and club commenting on their findings. Which were excellent. Cheer up ffs.
Liam Reilly
24 Posted 20/09/2017 at 10:06:08
You're a cynical lot – albeit we have had much spin amount to tumbleweed in the past; I for one feel things are different with Moshiri at the helm.

Everton is only part of his project to regenerate the Docks in Liverpool, as can be seen with his purchase of the Royal Liver building, so I can see this one happening and we'll have a stadium to be proud of that top players will want to play in (being well rewarded of course).

What the hell are we going to moan about then?

Rudi Coote
25 Posted 20/09/2017 at 10:34:00
Build it in the sky that's where the rest of the pies are.
Been let down too many times. I can't... won't get enthusiastic over this.
David McMullen
26 Posted 20/09/2017 at 10:43:44
Tony (5) no reopening of stations involved. It's a new station at Vauxhall which is in my opinion going to be close to the Stanley Dock lock as the land is sitting there off Great Howard Street. Diagonal from the Bramley Moore dock.

Although there are a lot of cynical comments I just let these statements about ££££ boost to the local economy etc go over my head as an Evertonian all I care about is the stadium but it's sure to be part of a regenerated area different schemes. I'm sure it will happen.

Stan Schofield
27 Posted 20/09/2017 at 11:41:42
We have ambitions for a new stadium, like we have ambitions to be great on the pitch.

It's always very nice to have ambition. But I might start getting excited if and when we (firstly) start showing a lot of improvement of the pitch, and (secondly) actually start building the new stadium.

Jason Bowen
28 Posted 20/09/2017 at 12:16:08
This is Everton, I won't believe an ounce of this shite until there is a spade in the ground.

If I have learnt anything in life, it is that Everton are true masters of letting their fans down!

Soren Moyer
29 Posted 20/09/2017 at 12:26:02
Smoke screen!
Ian Hollingworth
30 Posted 20/09/2017 at 12:40:43
Hmmm.... could be very clever positioning by Everton. The stadium is part of a huge regeneration project that will involve many players.

Well it wouldn't be Everton's fault if the other players failed in the super big regeneration project now, would it?

Brian Harrison
31 Posted 20/09/2017 at 12:48:44
Liam (#24),

Well if it happens the moaners will have a field day: its too small, the seats are too close together, cant see the Mersey where I sit. I thought the stadium would be more modern, I thought it would have more of the old Goodison features.

You can always bet, Liam, that Evertonians will have a moan about something, I don't suppose we are any worse than any other fans. But constantly reading posts on ToffeeWeb you could get the impression we are only happy when we have something to moan about.

Brent Stephens
32 Posted 20/09/2017 at 14:51:51
I doubt the reaction to this statement would have been so negative if we'd been getting decent results.

"Ah", I hear you say, "if we'd be on a good run of form they wouldn't have needed to release this statement!"

In which case the reaction would have been, "why aren't they keeping us up-to-date on stadium developments - typical Everton this, you can read them like a book".

Derek Knox
33 Posted 20/09/2017 at 15:15:08
I would have thought by now, we would have seen an artist's/architect's image of what it will look like.

Any major constructions normally do this well before any foundations or groundwork starts, forgive my suspicions but there has never been, to the best of my knowledge, anything more than talk.

James E Evans
34 Posted 20/09/2017 at 15:34:59
I find my lack of faith disturbing...
Brent Stephens
35 Posted 20/09/2017 at 15:57:54
Thank you, Derek!
Alan J Thompson
36 Posted 20/09/2017 at 16:00:31
"It will further enhance the City's international reputation for delivering major transformational projects on such a large scale"

This will surely rank with the container terminal which would never catch on or the noise generated by expanding the airport. Where are the folk with the vision for the art gallery and St George's Hall?

Dermot Byrne
37 Posted 20/09/2017 at 16:19:08
Have a look at new Royal or Alder Hey ALan J. Great developments.

Sadly the philanthropists who build things that foster pride or the arts like St Georges or The Walker live or invest in China, Dubai or that other foreign country, London.

In the north Manchester is years ahead of Liverpool and seen as the hub of the north.

So a new footy stadium would be a remarkable achievement in the real world.

Jimmy Hogg
38 Posted 20/09/2017 at 16:27:16
No wonder we are so poor, all this positivity must be making Mr Moshiri think he should have stayed at Arsenal. Stop the negative comments and the constant moaning. Why do Evertonians love to hate the club?
Alan J Thompson
39 Posted 20/09/2017 at 16:35:37
Dermot (#37); In agreement with the exception of your last para.
Peter Lee
40 Posted 20/09/2017 at 16:55:33
If, as some suggest, this is a giant con, then it is costing a lot of money cos Dan Meis has spent a lot of time on this so far and he will want paying.

Geoffrey Hall
41 Posted 20/09/2017 at 18:43:53
Spurs announce a new ground; 24 hours later, they show plans for the new ground.

But Everton just talk... and talk shit. I'm starting to lose faith, tbh.

David Johnson
42 Posted 20/09/2017 at 19:18:58
Yeah but cheaper than actually building something or doing up Goodison. Bit like all the other plans really.
Lenny Kingman
44 Posted 20/09/2017 at 19:38:49
I'm of a mind that even if they ever engage on this endeavour will it ever complete. Hope so but its odds on another false dawn.
Peter Laing
45 Posted 20/09/2017 at 21:29:34
Only on ToffeeWeb could you get the emperor's new clothes and build it in the sky where all the other pies are.

In the words of Bernard Matthews: "Beautiful, just beautiful."

Ron Sear
46 Posted 20/09/2017 at 23:39:30
One Billion Pounds? Not such a great amount when you think that will only buy you thirty houses in Formby. Small change for the one percent.
Si Cooper
47 Posted 20/09/2017 at 00:08:59
Those are effing expensive houses Ron. Even in Formby I doubt the house prices have breached the £33 million mark. An American billion (a thousand million) will buy you 3000 houses at £333,333 each.
Tony Abrahams
48 Posted 21/09/2017 at 09:12:01
David @26, I was talking about the regeneration project for the city, as a whole mate. The re-opening of train-stations, would happen all over the city, if what I'm on about came to fruitition, and it would make traveling to Bradley Moore, so much easier for so many people.

You only care about the stadium, which is fair enough, but if these plans happened then people would be able to get the train to our new ground from all over the city, rather than having to get a bus into town, before jumping on an under-ground train to get to the stadium.

John G Davies
49 Posted 21/09/2017 at 09:28:17
Tony, I was talking to a mate of mine who lives down them ways, a big Evertonian. He reckons there is a station very close to the Bramley-Moore that closed many years ago, they are looking to reopen it to serve the ground. That can be used by people travelling from North and South. We can hope for a link station bringing people in from East to complete the access.

All-in-all, a massive boost to the city. You can bet your last pound any available land between the stadium and the Pier Head will be built on. Museums, Art galleries, shops, living accommodation etc. They will want to bring all a variety of visitors to the area, not just football fans.

The knock-on to existing businesses will be a bonus.

Phil Walling
50 Posted 21/09/2017 at 10:02:21
Not important at the moment. A win at the weekend takes precedence!
Jonathan Tasker
51 Posted 21/09/2017 at 11:32:49
As someone else said on Twitter, this new stadium won't happen.



Laurie Hartley
52 Posted 21/09/2017 at 11:37:47
As a hopeless enthusiast concerning the stadium plans, I have to agree that Phil @ 50 is correct in this instance.

My view is that when Moshiri purchased a 49.9% stake in EFC he did so with the intention of exponentially increasing the value of the new addition to his investment portfolio.

To achieve that he needs three things.

1. Consolidation of the clubs Premier League status.
2. A new world class stadium.
3. Outside investment.

Without 1, then 2 and 3 aren't going to happen. This is what he was talking about when he said "we have a window of opportunity".

I am in agreement with John's #49 statement that

"All in all a massive boost to the city. You can bet your last pound any available land between the stadium and the Pier Head will be built on."

I suspect there is a lot of investment capital circling to see what happens on the pitch at Everton this season. Success would be the catalyst for major investment in the regeneration of the waterfront and city.

Tony Abrahams
53 Posted 21/09/2017 at 16:20:02
The stadium is our biggest concern, but shutting my eyes, if these railway plans happen, John G, they will move the city forward 30 to 50 years overnight.

Laurie talks about what happened in Melbourne which is probably the reason he has got so much enthusiasm for this project. He's seen the bigger picture, and it's also probably the main reason that Moshiri,jumped on board in the first place.

Look at his plans for the remortgage – he won't be around when it's finished, but he will leave such a major legacy for both Evertonians and the city in general because this is about so much more than just a football stadium.

Dave Abrahams
54 Posted 21/09/2017 at 16:53:02
David Johnson (#18), I've seen that suit, it's a cracker and the stadium will be even better to look at.

When the club start selling season tickets for the new ground, all you doubters are going to the back of the queue.

Laurie Hartley
55 Posted 21/09/2017 at 19:13:36
Tony –- you have got it pegged. I have seen first hand what happened in the Melbourne Docklands and that is why everyone in Liverpool should be behind the building of our new stadium.


This Etihad stadium was a big part of the Urban regeneration project in Melbourne which is still kicking on 20-odd years later. The regeneration has and still provides thousands and thousands of jobs in the construction, service, and commercial sectors for the people of Melbourne.

I just hope that the engineers and architects involved in the regeneration project pay respect through their work, to their genius predecessors who had the vision to build the waterfront in the 1800s and also the men who provided the muscle without which it would never have been built.

We have got to get behind this.

Laurie Hartley
56 Posted 21/09/2017 at 19:15:16
Link didn't work. Here it is again,_Victoria

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