Developer Peel confirms talks with Everton are progressing, but there is a Plan B in case the stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock falls through.
Speaking at the annual property festival MIPIN in Cannes, Lindsey Ashworth of Peel confirmed his company is negotiating with Everton. Ashworth went to Cannes to present the Liverpool Waters project, which the proposed Premier League stadium may be part of.
“We're optimistic we will agree heads of terms to allow a state-of-the-art football stadium at the northern end of the Liverpool Waters. Maybe even Commonwealth Games”, said Ashworth.
Everton’s stadium is expected to be at the northern end of Liverpool Waters, long 2.7 km (1.6 mile) west of Goodison Park. The project got some renderings presented during MIPIM, but none of them include the Bramley-Moor Dock, where Everton are aiming to build.
Liverpool Echo followed up with Mr Ashworth to find out more: “We're in quite healthy talks with Everton at the moment, so it's not finalised yet. But as Peel and as myself I would love to see a stadium on the waterfront.
“So we're pushing forward with it, the council are helping, and I think we'll get to a conclusion. A good one. Hopefully in the near future.”
The Peel director also mentioned what could happen at Bramley-Moore Dock if Everton’s plan doesn’t go through. “One is to develop it out with several developers for residential and put floating buildings in the docks themselves. And the floating buildings would be doctors' surgeries, workshops, bars, restaurants. And obviously Everton stadium is another.”