As Everton Football Club’s plans for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock progress, stakeholders from across Liverpool 4 have shared their views on the Club’s vision for a re-imagined Goodison Park, calling it “life-changing”, “life-saving” and “critical” to the future of the area.
Outline plans, that will go before Liverpool City’s Council planning committee for determination on Tuesday, show that the proposals could include high quality and affordable housing, a multi-purpose health centre, community-led retail spaces, a youth enterprise zone, office and business facilities and green space which could include a lasting tribute to the Club’s achievements at Goodison Park.
A range of influential voices from across the North Liverpool community have spoken about the long-term benefits they see for the area as a result of Everton’s plans, and the things that excite them most about Club and Everton in the Community’s commitment to not just maintaining a strong relationship with L4, but helping it thrive.
Everton Chief Executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale has said that the project at Goodison Park “is as ambitious as our new stadium development” in its reach and vision and the Club has been engaging local residents, businesses and other stakeholders in understanding what facilities could be developed on Goodison Park once the playing side of the Club relocates to Bramley-Moore Dock.
The plans for the Club to leave a suitable legacy at Goodison Park will be refined in the coming years, overseen by a Trust Board and incorporating detailed consultation with the local community.
Everton in the Community will lead on this planning and community engagement with the proposal that building work will begin as soon as Everton has completed its move to a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Everton’s proposals would complement the growing community campus in the shadows of Goodison Park and the £10m investment already made by the Club to convert derelict buildings intro thriving community assets. This includes the Everton Free School and Football College, The People’s Hub, the Blue Base and the soon-to-be built mental health drop-in centre The People’s Place.