Everton have revealed some of the final images to be submitted as part of the planning application for the proposed stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock today.
The club will be submitting the detailed planning application to Liverpool City Council, the latest and most significant step today in the process of delivering on the promise to relocate to a purpose-built new ground on the banks of the Mersey.
As described by Colin Chong on evertonfc.com, the final design of the stadium has evolved, with the planned car-park moving and the giant "Everton" lettering being removed from the glass facade behind the south stand:
“The multi-storey car park has been relocated from its previous waterfront location and integrated within the stadium to create one impressive standalone structure, while additional environmental measures, including wind baffles, have been incorporated in the final proposals.
“The plans also include extensive public spaces for use on both matchdays and non-matchdays featuring a Fan Plaza to the east of the stadium which will provide a focus for pre- and post-match entertainment and activity.
“Bramley-Moore Dock's location within Liverpool's World Heritage Site and its status as a conservation area have been fundamental to how the project has been designed and planned. Working closely with Liverpool City Council and heritage bodies, the stadium has been designed to respect and preserve the heritage of the area, while bringing a derelict dockland site back into productive use.
“A water channel would be maintained to the west of the stadium to ensure the visual continuity of the dock system — a key feature of the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site — with the historic dock wall on the western side of the channel exposed. The site's Grade II Listed Hydraulic Tower would be restored to create a unique visitor attraction, attracting tourists on non-matchdays, and a range of Bramley-Moore Dock's historic features, including capstones, mooring posts and old railway tracks, will be restored.
An outline planning application for a community-led legacy project at Everton's current home at Goodison Park will be submitted separately but with the intention of the Council assessing both proposals at the same time. It is anticipated that this review process will take some time given the complexity of both projects after which LCC will undertake a formal consultation of their own.
Everton's CEO, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said: “This is a huge milestone in the Club's history but also a profound statement of intent for our future. It marks the culmination of many years of work that has combined the passion of our fans with world class design and a commitment to creating something truly special on Liverpool's waterfront.
“The stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will deliver the best possible matchday experience for our fans, new facilities for cultural events and a building that will be a stunning new addition to Liverpool's built environment.”
To be kept up to date with activity on the project, please visit the campaign website or follow The People's Project social media channels.
Watch the updated fly-through video:
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1 Posted 23/12/2019 at 06:41:57
Check the link. Link
I think they may have actually published this video before? Either way, it's really impressive. This stadium is going to be fantastic.
Between Carlo and the stadium seeming to be progressing to the point of credibility, I just am flabbergasted.
Two and half weeks ago I was in abject fear of our direction. Now, I'm thinking of a top four finish in a year or two.
What the hell man? Rollercoaster ride for sure.
2 Posted 23/12/2019 at 07:07:59
3 Posted 23/12/2019 at 07:13:46
4 Posted 23/12/2019 at 07:20:13
Very impressive either way, and with Carlo joining us on Saturday, maybe, just maybe our luck is eventually changing and good times await ahead.
The (virtual) players look a bit different too, don't remember the (what appears to be) near 7 foot tall player with a number two on his back! :-)
5 Posted 23/12/2019 at 07:33:18
6 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:06:34
These press - they have no idea theyre spinning a false story do they!!
7 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:14:54
Agree with relocation of car park and comments above... please ensure good quality sprinklers fitted to the car park!!!
8 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:18:11
9 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:30:37
10 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:30:45
Bit disappointed they have taken the EVERTON letters away from behind the glass.
11 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:34:17
12 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:37:11
Everton are getting ready for the bigger stage hopefully, the city of Liverpool, is getting ready to be transformed especially the dock areas, and surely better times are ahead for the both of us!
13 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:41:13
14 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:55:34
15 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:58:49
16 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:00:18
17 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:10:06
18 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:10:10
19 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:17:07
The official site says:
"Following analysis of the feedback received through the Clubs record-breaking public consultation, and a range of detailed technical assessments, the stadium designs have evolved. The multi-storey car park has been relocated from its previous waterfront location and integrated within the stadium to create one impressive standalone structure, while additional environmental measures, including wind baffles, have been incorporated in the final proposals."
Now I am off to pick my jaw off the floor, what a stadium we will have.
20 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:26:44
21 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:35:23
22 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:37:31
It'll look like this: Link And so this is what the structure closest to the Mersey is.
23 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:39:53
24 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:44:12
Excited. Sounds as if it will take a wee while for planning permission to be completed, and the £500m cited is a bit eye-watering but it's not my money, not the most expensive stadium around, and the finance is apparently secured.
ANCELOTTI. BRAMLEY MOORE DOCK. XMAS.
25 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:50:28
26 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:51:25
I love the designs, images and video but removing Everton from the stadium seems weird to me.
27 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:53:00
Nil Satis Nisi Optinum is back.
28 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:53:13
29 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:56:35
30 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:56:57
31 Posted 23/12/2019 at 09:56:58
Higsons - you'll get no Chang from me.
Prices have already been published. 1s 10d a pint - 2s 0d if you want a Manns brown mixed.
32 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:16:34
33 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:20:22
34 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:20:43
35 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:22:38
Some day they'll put a Man on The Moon! :-)
36 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:36:04
Like everyone I love Goodison, but it's definitely past its sell by date, and although nothing ever looks better than the brochure, this stadium looks unbelievable. It looks like it's built to keep the noise and the heat inside, and keep the wind out, so I will obviously have to look for another excuse when my eyes start watering if I'm lucky enough to be there when it finally opens.
37 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:44:33
38 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:51:48
The removal of the overt lettering gives it a more understated appearance. and these images ooze class
I hope that if and when we get there we have a team on the pitch worthy of the resplendent surroundings. I'm now watching the transfer gossip avidly
In other news, Ibra's had his nose cut off:
39 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:54:03
Would have been nice to have the holy trinity and Dixie statues blended in.
40 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:57:35
41 Posted 23/12/2019 at 10:59:41
The outside shots seem to be more detailed but it all goes a bit too quick for me to understand the change and location of the carpark. I'm glad the Everton letters have been removed as they were unnecessary, like other posters have said there will be lighting and video imaging. I understand what Tony@36 means by the brochure effect but I think if this is completed it will be the opposite.
I think the scale of this building and its unique design will be genuinely stunning, look at the scale of the supporter images and then look at the size of the stadium, alongside the setting it has so much to get excited about. If like myself and Tony( I'm sure there are others) you can get down to Bramley moor dock try and do so as you can put it more into perspective, there is a bike lane added now so you have less chance of going down a pothole or getting flattened by a lorry!!
42 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:00:42
(PS I know you're messing)
43 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:03:33
44 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:10:58
It's his birthday today, besides going, I'll send him this, to show that things are progressing.
45 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:11:40
I finally made it to Goodison for the first time for the Watford match. Thankfully, we won that one!
I hope I'll get back to GP a few times before this new one is up and running
I hope that the BMD opening coincides with EFC winning the league!
46 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:14:30
47 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:32:26
Wonder if we'll be playing Champions League footy when it opens in 2024?
48 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:38:56
49 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:40:32
Stadium, elite manager, transfer spending.
Pretty soon we're going to be out of excuses.
50 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:52:28
51 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:55:03
Now where's the chippy? :-)
52 Posted 23/12/2019 at 11:55:10
I think Meis might be a little disappointed with the incorporation of the carpark into the main structure as, architecture wise, it's not as clean or easy on the eye. On the App, there's still a single layer covered car park where the multi story sat but the new iteration is well ugly and looks like an afterthought.
I'd imaging from a cost perspective, placing the parking in the main structure makes sense and as it's not for the cheap seats, there should be no trail of leaked oil leading from Regent Road to the entrance.
I really hope there's a museum housing the Everton Collection somewhere in there.
Roll on approval and revealing how the hell it'll be paid for.
53 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:11:28
That said, a magnificent stadium in prospect and there is no way on earth this is not going to be built, so celebrate.
The club want it, the fans want it, the people of Liverpool have voted for it, and the Council needs it as part of their regeneration — so that's it.
54 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:13:12
Safe standing should be passed in 2021 giving us 60k and a Blue Wall too.
As a wind baffle how about a grassed man made hill, somewhere fitting for the Dixie & Trinity statues, the Goodison Park, Howards Hill with screens for a Fan Zone?
I think I need a lie down!
55 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:18:32
56 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:35:48
57 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:43:17
58 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:44:30
Stadium looks awesome. A Gooner mate of mine was involved in this project from day 1 and assured me 100% that it would be happening. He had a meeting with Farhad Moshiri and Dan Meis and came away impressed with their commitment to getting this thing built.
59 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:44:37
60 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:47:36
61 Posted 23/12/2019 at 12:49:11
All that is missing now is some elite players, our pull has been strengthened considerably by Ancelotti and this project though.
62 Posted 23/12/2019 at 13:11:16
63 Posted 23/12/2019 at 13:14:14
5 points in the last 3 games against teams we wouldn't expect to do well against given our current form.
A truly world class manager signed up.
A stunning flyby of the new stadium.
I'm worried I'll wake up and find we're off to Kirby and David Moyes has been given a 4½-year contract!
64 Posted 23/12/2019 at 13:57:18
65 Posted 23/12/2019 at 13:59:26
Or even GOODISON TOO?
66 Posted 23/12/2019 at 14:07:14
67 Posted 23/12/2019 at 14:25:55
We can add on later, can't we? Using the Premier League Championship money.
68 Posted 23/12/2019 at 14:32:11
That said, like others have already mentioned, in the fly-thru vid it's not clear to me just how and where the car park has been incorporated into the main stadium build.
No qualms one way or the other about the presence or absence of the big EVERTON lettering at each end of the stadium as in the original fly-thru video. With technology, lighting and lazers these days you can project pretty much any colour, image or message you want on the edifice of a building.
The interior concourse with its glassed views to the pitch looks amazing. And in this vid it appears to be a consistent two-tier stand structure, whereas in the original it was a mix of 2 and 3 tier.
Impressive. Now get it built and let the good times roll!
69 Posted 23/12/2019 at 14:45:41
70 Posted 23/12/2019 at 15:05:31
I would like it painted in blue and the name Everton aded in the building.
The name of alan ball, howard kendall, dixie dean, joe royle, neville southall, alex young, brian labone and bob latchford should be engraved on the bricks with their pictures in blue shirt.
I also don't like those brick structures; they seem useless, and what's the point having them?
71 Posted 23/12/2019 at 15:22:50
72 Posted 23/12/2019 at 15:29:12
I believe 99 out 100 Evertonians would agree after the dust of glamour settled.
73 Posted 23/12/2019 at 15:45:01
74 Posted 23/12/2019 at 16:11:30
I love the fact Everton are to make it a tourist attraction, similar to the Albert Dock. Maintaining our maritime history and cashing in on it as well. It will have pubs and eateries on non match days to make sure, our investment pays for itself.
In the 80s, who would have thought the Albert Dock would be in the top 10 tourist attractions? It was a decrepit run down area, but someone had the vision to rejuvenate the area.
75 Posted 23/12/2019 at 16:28:26
I wonder if there'll then be a demand for further capacity because other clubs will also increase their capacity through barrier standing.
I suspect there has been demand for increased capacity not for reasons of demand but because we'd be smaller than some other prem clubs.
Let all this capacity stuff be driven by demand and not by a form of penis envy.
76 Posted 23/12/2019 at 16:31:41
77 Posted 23/12/2019 at 16:47:27
Our loveable neighbours want to increase theirs from 54k to 61k. Their ambitions are only limited by logistics, ours by choice. However, I prefer to be realistic and recognise that beyond the Derby and Euro/cup games, an increase of 25% capacity is adequate. I'd rather be in a rammed 52k ground than loads of empty seats.
As I've said the FA are leaning to standing, returning to football grounds, this will cover the upturn in attendance if necessary.
78 Posted 23/12/2019 at 17:02:10
79 Posted 23/12/2019 at 17:12:28
80 Posted 23/12/2019 at 17:44:14
81 Posted 23/12/2019 at 17:49:07
The car park roof would make a great eating/drinking area, weather permitting.
82 Posted 23/12/2019 at 18:01:38
83 Posted 23/12/2019 at 18:09:13
84 Posted 23/12/2019 at 18:14:34
85 Posted 23/12/2019 at 18:15:33
The red brick reflects the nearby tobacco warehouses, if you cant see the attraction of a red brick building that's your loss, this is a red brick city, from houses to schools, pubs, libraries, swimming baths, it is a beautiful material and should never be painted over !! Even in blue.
86 Posted 23/12/2019 at 18:58:07
87 Posted 23/12/2019 at 19:27:30
But even if it was more it would be the same for every club, wouldn't it?
If we disagree with something then we're just moaners. Sure I will be happy with an incrimental increase as an alternative to the big jump. But no one should ever underestimate the demand.
88 Posted 23/12/2019 at 19:45:14
I don't think you are correct, I remember seeing a ratio of 1:1.3 or even 1:1.5
That would see a definite increase i.e. 10,000, becomes 13,000 or 15,000. Your 52000 becomes 57,000, I'm sure fans could live with that.
I'm not sure what Celtic have and whatever it is its already dated.
89 Posted 23/12/2019 at 19:54:13
Credit to Dan Meis and his team for listening and producing the goods. It far exceeds the best that I expected. It is more than a stadium, it is an iconic building for Everton and for the city, perfectly marrying the past, present and future.
90 Posted 23/12/2019 at 19:56:34
91 Posted 23/12/2019 at 20:02:30
I think the club are following the City/Liverpool method rather than the Tottenham/Arsenal method. Not forgetting Man Utd built and built. I hope so because I don't want us to be restricted to development Goodison style when they realise 52,000 isn't enough.
92 Posted 23/12/2019 at 20:21:51
Painted brick isn't an abomination, in can look very modern and classy, specially with engraved pictures in the stone.
Krasnodar stadium has a panel all around the stands with video-footage and it looks amazing when it flashes GOAL!! All over it, the same with atlanta's stadium in the US.
That kind of multi-media interaction is the future and we have nothing of that sort, so this is a stadium that has no futuristic features, and will be looked as an old school stadium 10 years from now.
I think it is an ok stadium! But I think it could be better.
Ill be there to see it and enjoy it though.
93 Posted 23/12/2019 at 21:10:39
94 Posted 23/12/2019 at 22:28:06
95 Posted 23/12/2019 at 22:38:28
Like it or not red brick is part of the fabric of the City of Liverpool and I think our architect has been very astute with this design. Here is a view of the red brick Albert Dock from the river (brings back many happy memories for me). Link
Have a look at the facade facing the Liver Buildings. It it very futuristic as is the roof which to me looks vaguely like the Hull of a ship.
Richard # 86 - I have a feeling that our new stadium wont be owned by anyone who is not connected with the club in some way. When the planning approval is given expect another big announcement on the finance.
96 Posted 24/12/2019 at 08:17:28
It's not some futuristic alien space ship, it's a proper stadium that fits in and is classy so will age well.
So many modern stadiums look like cheap, grey, concrete car parks. This is blooming brilliant considering the rules around location etc.
The car park is now attached, it's the square block on the left / western side. Opposite side to the current accompanying picture at the top of this thread.
I have slight concerns about the weather i.e. strong winds, heavy rain, flooding but I'm sure (?) it will all be good.
There's is a general lack of signs and obvious doorways but again nothing to be concerned about.
I'm more interested in where the Everton shop, is, a potential museum etc.
Finally, I'm against standing zones at football stadiums. I think those days are gone and for good reason. Until they can stamp out all the other negative and unwelcome behaviour threat goes on e.g. racism, throwing of objects and general scumism I wouldn't trust the people in charge to get it right or take appropriate action should something terrible happen.
97 Posted 24/12/2019 at 10:25:41
Suggest you look at the way it has been done in Germany. Safe... and good for fans who want to stand.
98 Posted 24/12/2019 at 13:19:42
I thought we bought the land off the Peel Group for £5m?
99 Posted 24/12/2019 at 13:35:28
We signed a contract with Peel to lease the land for a peppercorn rent on a 200-year lease.
The contract only becomes "live" once the planning application has been given the okay and the money to build the stadium is in place.
100 Posted 24/12/2019 at 15:58:44
101 Posted 24/12/2019 at 16:07:36
The stadium is more on the seafront than the river per se. The River Mersey never floods in Merseyside. And if you worries about rising tides, take a trip to Southport and take your binoculars to see the sea.
You have no need to worry.
102 Posted 24/12/2019 at 16:13:22
103 Posted 24/12/2019 at 17:21:21
104 Posted 24/12/2019 at 19:27:24
Is this true, and if so, why no protests about keeping the club in the city?
105 Posted 24/12/2019 at 19:34:33
The Liverpool Docks are very much a part of the city. Tens of thousands of dockers through the years will tell you that.
The "someone" you spoke to wasn't a kopite by any chance?
106 Posted 24/12/2019 at 19:39:32
I'm not from Merseyside either, and more knowledgable men will inform you, but just a cursory glance at the map has believing your source may have ulterior motives or be a pedant of the highest order.
Edit: I've also googled the city boundaries and Bramley-Moore Dock falls within the district.
107 Posted 24/12/2019 at 19:42:21
When Bramley-Moore Dock was built, there was no Merseyside.
The new ground is probably closer to Liverpool City Centre than Goodison Park is.
108 Posted 24/12/2019 at 19:43:47
When Everton proposed Kirkby, us proper scousers! have down the years sarcastically came up with the phrase “Kirkby, near Wigan” and although it was only a piss-take, it might explain why a lot of people were dead against moving Everton, out of the City, into what I would call “no-man's land”
Think Bolton Wanderers, and look at the problems they have encountered since they moved way too far away from both their spiritual home, and their city, and this I'm sure is one of the reasons the people of KEIOC, fought so hard for their club.
109 Posted 24/12/2019 at 19:55:06
110 Posted 24/12/2019 at 19:58:44
I was very suprised to read that the Dixie and holy trinity statues, are remaining at the Goodison Park site and will not be moving to Bramley-Moore Dock.
Anyone else heard this and thoughts about this?
I would prefer the statues be at our new ground.
111 Posted 24/12/2019 at 20:02:06
112 Posted 24/12/2019 at 20:05:47
113 Posted 24/12/2019 at 20:06:03
Sounds like you were talking to an rs arsehole mate!
114 Posted 24/12/2019 at 20:10:45
115 Posted 24/12/2019 at 20:19:48
Seafront? Hardly mate. It's almost two miles from the mouth of the river and looks out at almost two miles of the Wirral peninsula.
116 Posted 24/12/2019 at 20:21:10
117 Posted 24/12/2019 at 20:59:33
Eric, was just making the point that they'll be "choked" at our shiny new stadium... on the waterfront... jealousy is such a wasted emotion...!
118 Posted 24/12/2019 at 22:38:09
The anti is upped now, and I'm sure with time, and patience, Carlo can turn the tide and start creating good history for EFC.
They are bolting on to their meccano pigeon loft scheme, Everton is starting fresh, at BMD.
New dawn, new era, and fresh hope, like weve not had ever in any era, in terms of money, and manager calibration.
Yes history as we know very well, but I see Carlo, is no mug, and will take no prisoners, in the quest for success.
To Burnley and victory on Boxing Day.
119 Posted 25/12/2019 at 09:54:26
Pretty sure he thought that beyond the walk at the docks is Merseyside. Wouldnt have a clue myself.
120 Posted 23/12/2019 at 14:33:34
The concept of making it a tourist attraction might rankle some, but I think, too, its a very savvy move.
I can tell you Id personally pay for a tour, and Id eat there and have a beer (or four) in a pub on a non-match day and make an afternoon out of it.
They need to just pimp it out, in a classy way, and maximize revenue.
121 Posted 25/12/2019 at 14:53:23
It's Christmas today, but that's what it's going to feel like for this part of the city everyday, once this regeneration gets kick-started by the mighty blues!
Just read a clip with Alan Stubbs, saying how great it would be if Everton are playing Champions League football when the stadium opens, and this is the type of bandwagon we should all be jumping on right now!
In fact, get over here when it happens Jamie, and those first four bevies will be on me, along with Lyndon and Michael, Mike G, Andy Crooks, and Laurie Hartley, I'm going to start saving now!!
122 Posted 25/12/2019 at 14:57:51
123 Posted 25/12/2019 at 15:26:03
124 Posted 25/12/2019 at 20:19:22
125 Posted 25/12/2019 at 22:02:19
126 Posted 26/12/2019 at 07:53:59
Why have I got fond memories of that visit? I think it was the connection of the raw passion between the coaches, the players and the fans who were grouped around the dugouts. It captured an essence of football, both mud and boots real and dreamily ethereal at the same time. I think I caught a cold too.
127 Posted 26/12/2019 at 08:03:45
128 Posted 26/12/2019 at 10:04:45
129 Posted 26/12/2019 at 10:42:14
Of course the famous gig at Halifax's (Shea) stadium was recreated in the brilliant Beatles pastiche..The Rutles.
I don't know why they didn't go to Halifax to recreate the gig but they chose Goodison instead ?
I'd send confused readers a link but I don't know how you do them.
Happy Xmas and Hanukkah TWers.
130 Posted 26/12/2019 at 11:55:39
131 Posted 26/12/2019 at 12:16:33
132 Posted 26/12/2019 at 13:16:45
133 Posted 26/12/2019 at 14:43:30
134 Posted 27/12/2019 at 08:46:26
135 Posted 27/12/2019 at 09:17:35
I told him to fuck off were not sharing!
They can keep our old ground!
136 Posted 03/01/2020 at 13:17:04
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