Today (Thursday 10 August) marks the second anniversary of work commencing on the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
The project began with a feat of maritime engineering, as a semi-derelict dock was filled with 480,000 cubic metres of sea-dredged sand to provide solid foundations.
The 52,888 all-seater stadium, on the banks of the River Mersey, has since progressed at rapid pace, largely thanks to the pioneering method of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) adopted by our construction partner, Laing O’Rourke.
The super structure has been pieced together using the technologically advanced DfMA. This involves all of the steelwork and precast concrete being manufactured in advance, off-site, under factory conditions, before arriving on site in a pre-determined order and slotted together utilising 3D modelling.
Over half a million hand-laid bricks will clad Everton Stadium in a stunning design that perfectly complements the industrial dockside surroundings.
The 731 brick façade panels are again manufactured under carefully monitored factory conditions, then hung in sequence to subtly reveal elements of the famous Archibald Leitch truss that are evident in the historic Goodison Park latticework designed by the Scottish stadium architect.
The coming months will see the roofing structure completed, with the aim of making the stadium watertight to aid the internal fit-out, which is already well underway in the east and west stands.
Everton Stadium, due for completion in late 2024, is recognised as the largest single-site private sector development in the country, contributing an estimated £1.3bn to the UK economy, creating tens of thousands of jobs and attracting 1.4m visitors to the city of Liverpool, annually.
Once complete, the scheme will have acted as a catalyst for more than £650m worth of accelerated regeneration directly benefiting the nearby Ten Streets development.