Cobbles Laid A Stone's Throw From Everton Stadium

Work has begun on laying the reclaimed cobblestones adjacent to the Regent Road wall that borders Everton Stadium.

As part of the Club’s respectful nod to the heritage of the site, the cobblestones will eventually provide an eye-catching feature as fans flock through the pedestrian entrances.

Workers are painstakingly laying the stones individually onto a mortar bed, to create an approximately two-metre deep run adjacent to the boundary wall, in an area that is least likely to have footfall.

The bricks will then be pointed to provide an attractive highlight that borders the giant fan plaza.

The remainder of the plaza, including the pedestrian openings, will feature new granite flags, which make the site fully accessible.

Elsewhere, preparations are well under way to install the first of 52,888 blue seats in the stadium bowl.

The seat carrier system has been bolted to the concrete terracing across the north stand, where the first seats are due to be installed next month.

Handrails have been delivered to site to fix on the adjacent steps, which are currently having anti-slip safety paint applied.

Concrete terracing continues to layer the lower section of the south stand, opposite, where 13,000 Evertonians will eventually gather in the steep raking, one-tier stand.

Externally, the curtain frame is being installed, to eventually house floor-to-ceiling glazed windows on a south-facing concourse that will offer a jaw-dropping panorama of the city centre.

Glazing also now stretches across the entire main entrance in the west stand, with similar work under way on the east stand.