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Laing O’Rourke has got the all-clear to start construction of Everton’s 53,000-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock after communities minister Robert Jenrick said the ambitious plans on the heritage waterfront will not be called-in.

The government had asked for more time to make a decision on the scheme after Liverpool council voted to approve plans last month.

As preferred contractor, Laing O’Rourke has been working up a detailed design and delivery programme, employing digital engineering expertise and modern methods of construction.

The three-year programme of work is now expected to get underway early this summer, with a view to moving in ahead of the 2024-25 season.

The stunning brick, steel and glass stadium design takes its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearby.

Designed by MEIS architects, the stadium structure combines the historic and modern, with the brick base incorporating a subtle nod to Goodison Park’s famous Archibald Leitch lattice work, while the roof structure is made from steel and glass for a modern finish.

The project will be overseen by Everton Stadium Development Director Colin Chong who joined the club from Laing O’Rourke in 2016.

Source Everton Football Club