Liverpool City Council approves plans for Everton's new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium

Global real estate advisor CBRE has advised Everton Football Club on its planning application for a new stadium and community-led legacy project at Goodison Park. The plans have today (23 February) been approved by a special planning committee at Liverpool City Council.

CBRE’s UK Planning & Development team has worked closely with the Liverpool Planning Authority, Historic England and other stakeholders for the last three years to shape the design and the application. The new stadium will act as a much-needed catalyst for the regeneration of North Liverpool, contributing a £1.3billion boost the economy, creating more than 15,000 jobs and - in a post-Covid world - attracting 1.4 million visitors annually.

The project will also help attract and accelerate other developments in the area, worth an additional £650 million. The plans will be now be referred to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, which is standard practice for a development of this size and scale. The Government will then have 21 days to review the application and deliver their determination.

The Club hopes that work could commence at Bramley-Moore Dock in the spring/summer of 2021 to deliver one of the UK’s largest ever civic and commercial construction projects and in so doing generate one of greatest packages of public benefits ever seen in the Liverpool City Region.

This once-in-a-generation development will have a massive impact on North, Liverpool, the city, and the wider city region. The project is an example of how genuine regeneration principles, coupled with effective civic engagement, can help shape the design of a truly iconic stadium on the banks of the River Mersey. This will be the most inclusive, accessible and sustainable stadium in the Premier League and the Legacy Project for Goodison Park will have a huge positive impact on the local community. We are thrilled to have been intrinsic in its planning and development from the outset and hope to see spades in the ground in the coming months.
Iain Jenkinson, Head of the National Planning & Development team at CBRE