Liverpool: Everton stadium part of post-COVID-19 recovery plan

source: liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

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.

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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has released a 55-page report, setting out a way forward for economic recovery once the coronavirus crisis eases. While recovery will surely take a lot of time, there are projects of local and regional significance that should speed it up by providing new jobs.

Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium© Everton FC, Meis Architects

A list of 8 major projects is included within the document and the Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium is by far the largest among them, expected to cost roughly £500 million (while all 7 remaining ones make up £249 million combined).

It is hoped that the pandemic will not compromise the project's time frame, which should see work begin this year and end with a brand new stadium in 2023. Once Everton relocate, their historical Goodison Park would be replaced by a mixed use heritage development, providing further stimulus.

Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “While ‘The People’s Project’ is creating an iconic waterfront home for Everton and new community facilities and housing in L4, it will also deliver a significant economic boost for two disadvantaged areas of our city and address a skills gap to create job and apprenticeship opportunities for local people.”

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