Construction Ramps up on Liverpool’s new Everton Football Club stadium
Main contractor Laing O’Rourke is set to begin internal works for the £500m football stadium this month.
Everton Football Club revealed their plans in July 2021 to leave Goodison Park and construct their new home on Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool.
At a breakthrough stage in construction, the stadium’s external north and south steelworks have now taken shape. The skeleton of the dressing rooms is also already in place in the stadium’s west stand, along with the pit for the hydrotherapy pools and the apertures for all the incoming services.
With the external appearance continuing to develop, internal construction will ramp up in January with tradesmen preparing to install hundreds of miles of piping, wiring, and internal fittings. In a modern way of building, the pipework will arrive pre-manufactured and factory-tested to be offered up and connected. This method reduces the number of connections throughout the whole building and reduces the risk of fire.
All mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in the stadium will be manufactured off-site in the Oldbury factory of Laing O’Rourke’s specialist MEP business, Crown House Manufacturing. The 6ft modules and an innovative product called Techwall will also be pre-manufactured to be delivered to site, lifted into place, connected, and commissioned, in an approach that helps save time and energy.
Simultaneous work on the four concourses, along with the hospitality lounges, is planned to begin in March.
Chief stadium development officer Colin Chong has warned spectators:
“It will look like things are slowing down from an external perspective… it will slow down externally, although internally it’s going to be a hive of activity. People won’t notice it as much, as it’s internal, but it’s equally as important to the stadium development as the roof going up.”
With the capacity to hold 53,000 fans, Everton estimates that the new stadium will contribute £1.3bn to the country’s economy and attract 1.4m visitors to Liverpool each year. The club hopes to unveil the new stadium in time for the 2024-2025 football season.
US-based Meis Studio is the concept architect for the project, with Pattern as the technical architect. Dan Meis, the founder of Meis Studio, has subsequently been granted a guardianship role in the project.
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