Early June saw preliminary works carried out on the site of Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
A Royal Boskalis vessel, called Norma (pictured above), was at the dock to carry out surveys of the dock-bed and dock wall, as well as conduct a routine survey for unexploded Second World War devices.
The works, which were overseen by Everton and construction partner Laing O’Rourke, will determine whether any maintenance of the dock wall is required ahead of the basin infilling - what will be one of the first major steps of the new stadium build.
Construction of the new stadium is expected to begin later this year.
Meanwhile, Everton's development of Bramley-Moore Dock has been nominated for two prestigious awards at the Liverpool City Region Property Dinner.
The awards will take place at the Titanic Hotel on 1 September, with the Club’s new £500million, 52,888-capacity stadium nominated on the ‘Future Ambitions Award’ shortlist.
The ‘Future Ambitions Award’ was introduced last year to recognise projects that are considered the most forward-looking and that best position the Liverpool City Region for growth.
Everton’s second award nomination at the event is in the ‘Property Deal of the Year’ category, and sees the Club shortlisted for gaining Government approval for the new stadium and a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park.