The New Stadium Build – Month 1

Monday, 27 September, 2021 13comments  |  Jump to last

The club have issued nice time-lapse drone footage showing the progress that has been made to convert the old victorian relic of Bramley-Moore Dock into a brand new stadium for Everton Football club.

Some interesting elements of the construction process are visible:

  • The non-listed buildings on the south side of the dock have been demolished;
  • Scaffolding going up around the listed hydraulic tower
  • removal of aggregates that were being stored on the north side of the dock
  • Construction of an earthen berm damning the northwest access to the dock
  • Installation of the pipeline for placement of hydraulic sand backfill to fill the dock

Infilling the dock with more than 500,000 m³ of sand dredged from Liverpool Bay is a major engineering undertaking with the new stadium straddling the dock.

The club have also completed the removal of marine life from the dock, under the jurisdiction of the Environment Agency, and are expected to begin the infilling process soon.


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Dennis Stevens
1 Posted 27/09/2021 at 20:01:08
All very well, but does the footage show a spade in the ground yet?
Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 27/09/2021 at 20:17:08
Imagine using spades to dredge 500,000 cubic metres of sand from Liverpool bay, to infill the Bramley-Moore Dock? The stadium would never get built, or maybe it still won't be!
Tony Everan
3 Posted 27/09/2021 at 20:46:30
There's a bag of sand down the side of my house they can have if they need it, it's been there for about 3 years. There's 80, 20kg bags of sand in a m³ so they'll need 40 million of them if they went down the bag ‘o' sand route.
Mark Andersson
4 Posted 28/09/2021 at 02:56:42
Love the sarcastic comments..

Like the video but the music is a bit 80s corporate...

Paul Hewitt
5 Posted 28/09/2021 at 13:55:40
Is it nearly finished yet?
Danny O’Neill
6 Posted 28/09/2021 at 14:00:23
Have to admit to casting an emotional eye across through the gates as we pulled up on Saturday, Paul, and saw the machinery and construction vehicles.
Rob Halligan
7 Posted 28/09/2021 at 14:12:25
Paul, it will never get finished it you get to work on it!! 😁😁😁
Bobby Mallon
8 Posted 28/09/2021 at 16:12:13
It is just a cast space. If the finished ground is as good as the pictures then wow it will be immense.
Joe McMahon
9 Posted 28/09/2021 at 16:29:02
Dennis, I can't seek a wheelbarrow either, or an empty tea mug.
Tony Everan
10 Posted 28/09/2021 at 17:01:29
It’s hard to believe that English Heritage was putting a spanner in the works. You can look at the site from all angles and come to no other conclusion that the area needs investment for the heritage to survive, be accessible and meaningful to the visitor. It was an area in terminal decline and will be rejuvenated with a sympathetic and iconic designed stadium, whilst saving the heritage too.
Si Pulford
11 Posted 29/09/2021 at 12:16:33
Hang on. This news is on the back of a WIN?!!

Where are all the anti-vaxxers banging on about it being a smoke screen for bad news that will never happen?!!


Richard Nelson
12 Posted 30/09/2021 at 10:14:05
500,000 m³ of sand dredged up from Liverpool Bay... I wonder if it will slow down the "silting up" process at West Kirby & Hoylake?
Eric Myles
13 Posted 01/10/2021 at 10:55:53
"Infilling the dock with more than 500,000 m³ of sand dredged from Liverpool Bay is a major engineering undertaking."

It's actually quite simple, it's just a big vacuum cleaner, sucks one end and spits out the other.

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