New Plans for Goodison Park legacy Project revealed

8th April 2020

The consortium behind Everton FC’s £500m new base at Bramley Moore Dock, Everton Stadium Developments, has submitted an outline planning application to redevelop the club’s Goodison Park ground.

The application for the Goodison Park Legacy Project, which was lodged yesterday, proposes the demolition of the 128-year-old ground to bring forward a mixed-use scheme at the 8.3-acre site once the club vacates.

The project, designed by Condy Lofthouse Architects, would comprise:

  • 173 residential units, including three seven-storey residential blocks on Walton Lane
  • A 63,000 sq ft, six-storey care home
  • 55,000 sq ft of offices
  • A 74,000 sq ft arts and enterprise centre
  • A 96,000 sq ft healthcare and residential institution
  • 25,400 sq ft of retail, restaurants and bars

Condy Lofthouse said that the development “is informed and influenced by its surrounding context both in terms of massing and built form”, and that the scheme is designed to echo the heritage of the site and pay homage to its footballing history.

“The proposal seeks to ensure that the local residents and business do not feel a sense of abandonment when the stadium relocates to its new site and aims to retain a memory of what stood on the site before.

“It is hoped that Everton fans young and old will feel they can still engage with a space that has been so important to them in the past.”

Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Chief Executive of Everton, said: “Everton is a football club deeply rooted in its community and the Goodison Park Legacy Project is a symbol of our ambition, desire and commitment to Liverpool 4.

“We’ve been delighted by the support of the local community to our plans and the acknowledgement that we are creating facilities to empower and equip local people for generations to come.

“This project at Goodison Park is as ambitious as our new stadium development at Bramley-Moore Dock and will build on the £10m investment in buildings already made by the Club and Everton in the Community in Liverpool 4 over the last five years.”

The project team includes CBRE as planning consultant, Mott MacDonald advising on transport and KM Heritage as heritage consultant.

In February, Laing O’Rourke was announced as the lead contractor for Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium on Liverpool’s waterfront. The scheme is expected to complete in 2023.

For more information on Everton Football Club’s People’s Project Legacy project click HERE.

8th April 2020