Steelwork contractor wins deal for Everton’s new £500m stadium

South stand view of the proposed stadium
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A Yorkshire-based steel supplier has been awarded the contract for Everton’s new £500m Bramley-Moore Dock ground.

In a trading update today (September 1), covering the five months to March 31, Severfield said its UK and Europe order book, at September 1, stood at a record £376m thanks to a significant amount of new work which it has secured over recent months, including the new Everton stadium.

The update said: “This leaves the group very well positioned with a strong future workload for the remainder of the 2022 financial year and beyond.”

Site preparation work has already begun for Everton’s 52,888-seat ground on the banks of the River Mersey.

The club took possession of the site, which forms part of Peel L&P’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters scheme in the city’s Northern Docks, on Monday, July 26, with construction partners Laing O’Rourke immediately working on putting in place welfare facilities for the near 12,000 construction staff that will be required during the estimated three-year build.

Everton’s new stadium project is recognised as the largest single-site private sector development in the country contributing an estimated £1.3bn to the UK economy, creating more than 15,000 jobs and attracting 1.4m visitors to the city of Liverpool.

Once complete, the scheme will have acted as a catalyst for more than £650m-worth of accelerated regeneration, directly benefiting Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters and the nearby Ten Streets development.

Thirsk-based Severfield has a Bolton operation after it completed the £30m acquisition of Harry Peers & Co, a structural steelwork business within the nuclear, process industries and power generation sectors, in October 2019.