Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||£ 500 mln|
|Construction||2021 - 2024 ?|
|Design||Meis Architects / Pattern Design|
Description: Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium
Planned almost on the bank of Mersey, the new Everton stadium would sit within the Bramley-Moore Dock, once it's reclaimed from Mersey's waters. The building's orientation will be north-south, which is optimal for stadia overall and in this particular case will ensure enough space on both sides to organise crowd circulation.
The new stadium was supposed to be neighboured by a multi-level parking in the west. The parking was to be low enough in height not to hide the stadium in Liverpool's landscape or – on the other side – to hide the Mersey riverfront from people within the stadium's hospitality areas. Eventually, however, the idea was dropped in favour of a much simpler solution - a ground level parking only.
Because the entire riverfront is a UNESCO-listed global heritage site, the Meis Architects team decided to divide the stadium into two horizontal forms. The lower is directly connected to the dockland architecture, its brickwork being inspired directly by the nearby Stanley Dock. Also, the latticework brick facade would be a loose tribute to Archibald Leitch (whose works include Goodison), sometimes called the father of English stadia. In a later iteration the latticework pattern was simplified and strengthened by Pattern Design.
The upper form is far more modern and also significantly lighter, if only visually. Here steel, concrete and glass mix to create a cloud-like form atop the stadium. Translucent and illuminated at night the hovering upper form is also contrasting the shape of the stadium's lower half. Below, it's robust, rectangular, traditional. Above – you get a simple yet rhythmic bold oval, cut on both ends to meet spatial constraints.
There's just enough room around the stadium to properly organise matchday crowd flow. Because vast majority of fans will approach the stadium from the east, this is where the main plaza will be created, providing a meeting point before and after games. There are three main access routes planned for people using public transport or simply walking to the stadium.
Perhaps the most interesting part is the seating layout. Stands were divided into two and three tiers, except for the solid single-tiered south end. The main grandstand, in the west, would have three levels, owing the division largely to its corporate hospitality contingent. East and north stands should have two main tiers. All stands might be as close as 5 meters away from the field, making it a very compact auditorium for its capacity.
The south end is expected to deliver most of the atmosphere, having a very steep incline and holding 13,000 people, just more than Anfield's Spion Kop. Also, should legislation allow such move, the stadium's south and north stands are able to easily be converted to safe standing areas at least partly. Such move might result in total capacity growing from all-seated 52,000 to 62,000 with some standing.
Liverpool: As expected, conservation body against the stadium
Historic England has requested for the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium project to be reviewed by secretary of state. The organisation recommends for the application to be denied approval overall, unless the decision-maker concludes benefits outweigh the harm.
Liverpool: Everton to break ground later, design updated
The Toffees have confirmed changes in Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium schedule. No chance for groundbreaking in 2020 any more, early 2021 is the best option. New architects also updated the stadium design.
Liverpool: Everton stadium part of post-COVID-19 recovery plan
The Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium has been included as major part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority plan for economic recovery from the ongoing pandemic.
Liverpool: Pattern to take over Everton stadium design
Dan Meis will not continue work on his signature stadium. While the outcome of his team's input will remain, Pattern will carry out next phase of design work. A Place North West report.
Liverpool: Everton expected to build as planned
Exactly today the process of public consultation on new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium ends. Regardless of the ongoing pandemic, there are no delays expected to hit the project. Should go under construction in Q4 of 2020.
Liverpool: Everton appoint Laing O'Rourke as contractor
Laing O'Rourke has been appointed as ‘preferred contractor’ for Everton Football Club's new 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront.
Liverpool: Usmanov claims naming rights as Everton face record loss
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov secured an exclusive option on naming rights by putting forward £30 million. Meanwhile Everton plunge into £111.8 million loss for the last fiscal year.
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Liverpool: Everton submit planning application
As promised, the Toffees have filed their planning documents earlier today, just before Christmas. And the application came with fresh renders of the stadium, now with parking integrated into the stadium rather than next to it.
Liverpool: Everton to submit planning application next week
Just before Christmas the Toffees plan to submit the long-awaited planning application for their Bramley-Moore Dock stadium. New renders of the venue are planned for the occasion.
Liverpool: Everton reveals huge support for new stadium
While it was to be expected, the consultation process led by Everton is a major show of support for the Toffees' relocation plans. The entire scheme, the proposed stadium design and the legacy plan for Goodison Park are all viewed very favourably by the fanbase.
Liverpool: Everton on schedule
On the one hand the Toffees are boasting their exemplary consultation process, on the other they reaffirm that planning application will be submitted before year end.
Liverpool: Pattern joins Meis Architects to deliver Bramley-Moore
London-based practice Pattern is to take over from Sheppard Robson as the delivery architect on Everton FC’s £500m Bramley Moore Dock stadium. The company will thus work alongside Dan Meis' team, who have been on the job since 2017.
New design: Everton finally reveals all cards
The leaks were confirmed as to stadium design but that didn't take away any of the excitement. Everton might have a very bright future if this beauty in the docks is delivered as planned.