Everton Football Club has broken ground on a new £500m stadium site at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool.

The Bramley Moore Dock site forms part of Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme located in the Northern Docks of the city.

The football club has taken ownership of the project site on 26 July and the construction partner Laing O’Rourke immediately started working on the development of welfare facilities for construction staff that will be required during the estimated three-year construction phase.

Currently, work is underway on repairing and preserving the Grade II listed dock wall, raking of the dock floor, stabilising the hydraulic tower on the project site, and preparation for demolition of existing non-listed structures.

Pipework is also being installed ahead of the infilling of the dock in the autumn.

The new stadium will have 52,888 seating capacity and is estimated to deliver approximately £1.3bn boost to the UK economy.

The project is expected to create more than 15,000 jobs and 12,000 jobs are estimated to be created during the construction phase.

Everton CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “Breaking ground is a significant milestone for this project, for our football club and our city region.

“The ceremony represents the culmination of an extensive and robust planning process. It delivers an exciting new future for our football club, invests in our local and national economy and supports our community as our region builds back better following the impacts of the global pandemic, while also ensuring the city’s oldest professional football club remains in our spiritual home of North Liverpool.”


Groundbreaking ceremony at Bramley-Moore Dock site to mark the start of construction on a new £500m stadium. Credit: Everton Football Club.