BuroHappold supports MEIS Architects in developing stadium design concept for Everton FC
BuroHappold is supporting MEIS Architects in producing a design concept for Everton Football Club’s new home.
BuroHappold’s integrated team is consulting with MEIS Architects and Everton FC on 17 disciplines for the construction of this landmark waterfront stadium, which will be the cornerstone of a transformative community initiative known as The People’s Project.
The fully accessible venue will have a capacity of 52,000 seats, all with uninterrupted views of the pitch; a “Football First” design approach will enhance fan experience by intensifying the atmosphere to maximise home advantage.
This development is part of a wider masterplan for Liverpool Waters, conceived to regenerate 60 hectares of docklands site and create a thriving mixed-use quarter.
Steve Macey, Project Director for BuroHappold, commented:
This is a tremendous opportunity to build something really special for Everton. As well as helping to make the stadium an exceptional place to enjoy football we will also play a part in revitalising the surrounding area.
A consultation running between 26 July and 25 August will canvas public opinion on the latest design concepts for this state-of-the-art football ground.
Located on Bramley-Moore Dock, the stadium will form part of the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site. This consultation will show how the club intends to address the historical context of the site and outline plans for the future of Goodison Park, where Everton has played since 1892.
Views will also be sought on transport, accessibility and environmental sustainability. This is the second stage of a formal process, the feedback of which will be included in the planning applications for both sites.
Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton FC’s Chief Executive Officer, said:
This is a capital project that will deliver much more than a new home for Everton Football Club. It is a critical civic regeneration project that will create jobs and opportunities for more than 15,000 people across our city region.
Main image (top), courtesy: Everton FC / MEIS Architects
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