WATCH: How Laing O’Rourke built Everton Stadium


Everton Football Club has released time-lapse footage of its new £500 million stadium being built, two years since the major project got started.  

Everton Stadium
Credit: Laing O’Rourke and Everton Football Club.
Everton Stadium
Credit: Laing O’Rourke and Everton Football Club.

It comes not long after main contractor Laing O’Rourke topped out at the new venue at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool. 

Started in 2021, development began with backfilling Bramley-Moore Dock with 480,000 cubic metres of sand dredged from the Irish Sea to provide its foundations. 

In the past year, all four stands were built to full height, new terracing and roof trusses were lifted into place, brick panelling had been installed, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) fit-out got underway.  

Stadium architecture specialists MEIS and BDP designed the new venue to accommodate spectator capacity of nearly 53,000.    

It is understood to be the “largest single-site private sector development in the country”. 

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) techniques were used by Laing O’Rourke during construction. 

Everton Stadium
Credit: Laing O’Rourke and Everton Football Club.

All steelwork and precast concrete elements of the super-structure were manufactured off-site and then assembled using 3D modelling. 

More than half a million hand-laid bricks will clad Everton Stadium in separate 731-brick façade panels, also manufactured in advance. 

When complete, the panels will adopt the Scottish stadium architect Archibald Leitch truss style. 

Internal fit-out will advance when the barrel roof is fitted, and the stadium is made watertight, in the “coming months”.    

New rooms, concourses, bars and restaurants will be created in the west and east stands.   

Everton Stadium is due for completion in late 2024.  

“The scale of progress in the past 12 months has been staggering and that is testament to the planning, commitment, professionalism and ingenuity of our trusted construction partners, Laing O’Rourke and their partnership with the hard-working staff here at Everton,” interim chief executive officer and chief stadium development officer, Colin Chong, recently said.

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