A number of Everton fans have been commenting on Twitter about the Toffees announcement regarding the preferred contractor appointed to build the club’s new stadium.
Laing O’Rourke has been chosen to build the successor to Goodison Park, a 52,000-seater stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront.
Everton are due to sign a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) for a design-and-build contract with the organisation following a competitive procurement process.
In December 2019, the Toffees revealed their final stadium designs ahead of the submission of a detailed planning application.
Everton are currently waiting on planning permission from Liverpool City Council, with a decision expected this summer.
As confirmed by the Everton website, construction of the new stadium is expected to start later this year, subject to planning consent.
The construction period is expected to last three years, with a final construction timeline to be shared during the PCSA period.
Plenty of Everton fans expressed their joy on social media regarding the latest step in the right dimension, with the choice of preferred contractor also praised.
Here is some of the reaction:
I know nothing about construction, but this fills me with a warm glow – my Grandad, who got me supporting @Everton worked as a joiner for ‘Laing’s’ for many years and they looked after him in his retirement.
— Paul Robinson (@PCR1878) February 20, 2020
So it’s looks like Fantasy Moore is real!! Up the blues…😎
— Mark O’Connor (@rightarmslow36) February 19, 2020
They look very well established and have done many waterfront projects. They did Alder Hey too.
— Bill Bigley (@billbigley) February 19, 2020
— Bailey Sophia (@bailst20) February 19, 2020
But the reds said it was never Gona happen 🤔 was is it just that they didn’t want it to happen 😀
— Joe king (@Joeking81663888) February 19, 2020
This is good news, great company has been chosen imo. Would like to see segments, concrete make up etc. delivered via the Liverpool dock estate by train so as to remove unnecessary lorry journeys and improve upon the stadiums sustainability figures.
— Paul Clews (@PaulClews2) February 19, 2020
Can’t wait for this are time is coming 🔵⚪
— Craig Mac (@craigmac1982) February 19, 2020
On the banks of the royal blue Mersey 💙
— Simon (@Sc1878Simon) February 19, 2020
Why only 52,000?
— Antony dixon (@Antonydixon13) February 20, 2020