The first section of the concrete super-structure of Everton's new stadium has been erected at Bramley-Moore Dock, rounding off a year of progress at the site of the club's future home.
The giant pre-cast concrete panels and pillars installed this week, just prior to the enabling and construction works breaking for Christmas, are the first structural elements of the North West core, which will incorporate the entrance turnstiles to the North Stand and create support for the entry and exit stairs up to the concourse areas.
Three twin-wall sections and one structural column, delivered from the contractor Laing O'Rourke's pioneering off-site manufacturing facility, have been meticulously housed on one of the first completed foundations on the north quayside of the waterfront development.
The club and contractor has made steady progress since securing planning permission from Liverpool City Council in late February 2021, with enabling works beginning in the summer after the club took control of the site.
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The dock, which is now infilled with approximately 480,000 cubic meters of sand, will also see the completion of the sand compaction process this week.
Colin Chong, Director of Stadium Development at Everton Football club, said: “We are ecstatic to see the first signs of the stadium appear above ground level before Christmas.
“This is a symbol of the progress we have made to date and is very much a statement of intent for the future. Less than six months ago we were still infilling the dock and now that process is complete.
“We have also been able to bring forward an important milestone of building above ground for the first time as the section of stadium's North Stand core structure is in place.
“We are looking forward to 2022 where we'll continue piling, putting in place the foundations for our new home, while also continuing to erect the stadium structure in the North and eventually the Southern wharfs.”
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1 Posted 21/12/2021 at 15:13:30
2 Posted 21/12/2021 at 15:23:36
3 Posted 21/12/2021 at 15:54:32
4 Posted 21/12/2021 at 17:01:42
5 Posted 21/12/2021 at 17:21:44
6 Posted 21/12/2021 at 19:46:56
7 Posted 21/12/2021 at 19:54:36
8 Posted 21/12/2021 at 19:58:35
9 Posted 21/12/2021 at 20:01:20
10 Posted 21/12/2021 at 20:04:57
I have no idea how this is going to pan out financially, whether it will cripple the club or prove to be a catalyst for a successful future. But its better than going to Kirkby, and its better than watching our beloved Goodison Park slowly fall into ruin. Its exciting, its historic.
Im going to watch the development with great interest and hope to see a few matches there, although Ive promised my ticket for the first game to my grandson.
11 Posted 21/12/2021 at 20:12:53
12 Posted 21/12/2021 at 20:28:39
13 Posted 21/12/2021 at 22:45:40
14 Posted 21/12/2021 at 23:26:32
Maybe we can put their minds at ease by telling them they have been rehoused behind that Victorian dock wall that English Heritage treasured so much?
15 Posted 21/12/2021 at 23:51:03
16 Posted 22/12/2021 at 11:09:27
Good to see.
17 Posted 22/12/2021 at 11:42:14
18 Posted 22/12/2021 at 12:13:19
When that work is complete (it more or less is) the club hope to put funding into place to build the actual stadium.
Here's hoping it all goes to plan!!!
19 Posted 22/12/2021 at 12:43:24
20 Posted 22/12/2021 at 14:17:59
The actual build of the stadium will be clear cut to fund. It is the actual fitting out and the finishing work where the real add-on costs are normally.
All we need now is Rafa to turn the corner into the New Year. A lot didn't give him a chance of getting that far.
21 Posted 22/12/2021 at 14:19:49
No spades in sight, but several substantial bits of earth moving machinery, and a 50 foot piledriver can be seen - does that count?
22 Posted 22/12/2021 at 15:00:09
Any space is better than the hammer and nails needed to knock together the flat pack from IKEA to make another loft extension at Anfield? Or are they using screws and a Phillips screwdriver? 😁😁😁
23 Posted 22/12/2021 at 20:39:55
24 Posted 22/12/2021 at 22:08:54
25 Posted 22/12/2021 at 22:49:24
Tony, Neil, Ill raise you Two spades and a wobbly wheelbarrow.
26 Posted 23/12/2021 at 03:03:03
27 Posted 23/12/2021 at 12:33:39
28 Posted 23/12/2021 at 19:38:35
So, if no unforeseen difficulties arise (fingers crossed), the 2,500 pilings will be in by June/July? And installing, "the stadium's steel and concrete sub-structure." will begin.
29 Posted 23/12/2021 at 23:45:41
I think we packed all the Great Crested Newts off on a cruise on the ‘small ships.
30 Posted 25/12/2021 at 22:24:41
Drew, funnily enough I got a Xmas Card from the Great Crested Ones they were having a wonderful time, in fact they said " they were as pissed as Newts ". :-)
31 Posted 26/12/2021 at 09:51:44
I hope that one day a ex blue will mange and bring back the glory days. My choice would be Rooney Tim Cahill and big Dunc...
32 Posted 28/12/2021 at 08:30:28
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35 Posted 28/12/2021 at 09:55:07
The fishing so far this winter hasn't been that good on the Mersey compared to recent winters.
36 Posted 28/12/2021 at 10:00:06
When I look at the images, I still love the way the architect has captured modernism but incorporated the City's dockland heritage and seemingly used the site to that advantage. It's going to be stunning.
Built on a Dock filled with sand. Maybe that's going to add to the effect as the Stadium could literally be swaying and rocking on a good day!! Best we get our sea legs ready and maybe some traditional sea shantys adapted into Everton songs!!!
I guess we have a history of filling in docks and "pools" to build the City and it's landmarks. Wasn't the Pier Head, the site of our new club HQ that will look over BMD built on a disused dock? Over to the more wise historians amongst us to confirm that as fact or urban myth.
I'd still love to see a monorail implemented along the river front connecting Brunswick & Sandhills stations with stops along the way as part of the transport infrastructure. Again, modern, but a reflection of the Docker's Umbrella.
37 Posted 28/12/2021 at 11:27:57
38 Posted 28/12/2021 at 11:46:34
39 Posted 28/12/2021 at 11:50:16
40 Posted 28/12/2021 at 12:04:31
Johnny Todd (Z-Cars)
41 Posted 28/12/2021 at 12:19:03
Johnny Todd he took a notion, for to cross the Liverpool sea...
42 Posted 28/12/2021 at 13:26:04
43 Posted 31/12/2021 at 01:58:51
No wonder the Evertonians sang the song to the bridge on the river Kwai, about only having one ball.
I believe his great great grand son, was no other than the Kop badge man.
Maybe he is using Hitlers old season ticket.
44 Posted 31/12/2021 at 03:59:42
45 Posted 31/12/2021 at 19:50:38
46 Posted 31/12/2021 at 19:58:48
47 Posted 31/12/2021 at 20:09:59
48 Posted 01/01/2022 at 03:17:00
What was he doing before??
49 Posted 02/01/2022 at 03:42:51
Any comments on the new Inter & AC shared stadium? I thought they had decided sharing was no longer an option?
And what's wrong with the San Siro that they feel the need to move? Albeit only 100 metres away!
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