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Mayor of Liverpool visits Everton Stadium

MAYOR of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson has visited the site of Everton’s new stadium to learn more about the development and the impact it will have on the City of Liverpool.  

 

Accompanied by members of her Cabinet, Cllr Sarah Doyle (Development and Economy), Cllr Tom Logan (Education and Skills), Cllr Frazer Lake (Adult and Children’s Services) and the Council’s Interim Strategic Director for City Development, Mark Bourgeois, the Mayor was given a tour of the Bramley-Moore Dock site by the Club’s Chief Executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale and Chief Stadium Development Officer Colin Chong.  

 

The Council delegation were given a tour of the site, visiting the imposing South Stand that will become home to nearly 13,000 Evertonians and standing on top of the South West core, which offers a view of the entire development and the neighbouring River Mersey.

 

The group also got some insight into how the skeleton of the stadium is taking shape through steel and concrete structures and the package of public benefits that the stadium will deliver. 

 

Everton Chief Executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “It has been really pleasing to welcome Mayor Anderson and members of the cabinet and senior officers to what will become our new home.  

 

“We are proud of the continued progress being made on-site and the significant and positive impact we are having on the city’s future.  

 

“Not only are we ensuring Everton and Evertonians will have a new home we can all be proud of but we are also creating new opportunities and building new legacies that will transform North Liverpool.”   

 

Regarded as one of the most high-profile and largest developments currently on-site in the UK, Everton’s new £500m home on Liverpool’s North Dock is estimated to deliver a £1.3n boost to the economy, create tens of thousands of jobs and attract 1.4m new visitors to the city – according to research done by global commercial real estate and investment firm CBRE.    

 

Joanne Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “It has been great to come down and see not only what will become the future home of Everton Football Club, but an important and exciting part of the city of Liverpool’s future.

 

“Everton Stadium is one of the largest developments taking place in the UK and it is happening in Liverpool with transformational socio-economic opportunities that will be grasped.  

 

“Clearly this is more than just a stadium project; it is a significant regeneration project that will act as a catalyst for further high-quality developments as well as boosting the economy, creating jobs and opportunities for local people and businesses and helping breathe new life into one of our most historic communities.” 

 

Once complete, Everton’s stadium scheme will have acted as a catalyst for more than £650m worth of accelerated regeneration directly benefiting the nearby Liverpool Waters and Ten Streets developments. 

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