Everton Football Club has signed a contract with Laing O’Rourke to build the final phase of the club’s new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.
The completion of Everton’s new 52,888-capacity waterfront stadium will provide the club with greater certainty about the cost of the remaining stages of the project.
After signing a PCSA and an EWC in February 2021, the two parties have agreed to a new deal that will see the construction of the North Liverpool site’s infrastructure, including the in-filling of the dock that was completed last December.
In the new deal, Laing O’Rourke will finish all the work that needs to be done, build the stadium and public space from the ground up, and repair the Grade II-listed Hydraulic Tower so that it can be used again by the public.
Everton Chief Executive, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said:
“This is an important agreement at a crucial time for the Club and the stadium project. Our agreement with Laing O’Rourke follows on from last year’s pre-contract services and enabling works agreements and brings clarity on the overall costs of our new stadium.
“We are now able to lock-in construction costs, while also benefiting from Laing O’ Rourke’s economies of scale in what is an ever-fluctuating marketplace.
“Mr Moshiri and the Board’s commitment to the project remains unwavering and we’ve been delighted by the progress so far.
“Our new agreement signifies that we have the utmost confidence in Laing O’Rourke, who are using the very best digital engineering expertise and industry-leading knowledge of modern construction methods to bring our stadium vision to life.”