The scale of Everton’s new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is now more visible following a programme of demolition works.
With the infilling of the dock commencing, work on demolishing all the non-listed buildings, including delipidated warehouses, has also been completed.
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Construction partners Laing O’Rourke have been working to prepare the waterfront site ahead of the next stage of development.
The buildings have been demolished with the use of heavy plant and machinery, with materials being separated onsite throughout the process. Much of the materials will be reclaimed and re-used in the ground works across the expansive site which will be environmentally beneficial, with the remainder being recycled where possible. The project will generally have a recycling rate of 95 per cent, with strides being made where possible to increase this further.
The only building that now remains on the site is the Grade II-listed Hydraulic Tower, dating back to 1883, which will form a prominent feature of a Fan Plaza once the stadium works are completed.
The tower is currently being clad in scaffolding to protect and secure the historic building for when the sand compacting stage of the dock infilling process begins. The dock infilling began last Friday and will take three to four months to complete.
Everton’s long-awaited stadium build in Liverpool’s Northern Docks is recognised as the largest single-site private sector development currently in construction in the UK.
The transformational development is a symbol of the region leading the North and the UK’s post-pandemic recovery by delivering one of the largest packages of public benefits ever seen in the North West, generating a £1.3billion boost to the economy, creating thousands of jobs and attracting 1.4 million visitors to the Liverpool City Region.