Local practice Condy Lofthouse behind mixed-use proposal

Everton has submitted plans to redevelop its current Goodison Park stadium into a mixed-use scheme when the Premier League club moves into a new stadium set to be built by Laing O’Rourke.

The Toffees have been at Goodison (pictured) since 1892 but the club is swapping its historic home for a new 52,888-seat venue, designed by US architect Dan Meis and London firm Pattern Design, at Bramley-Moore Dock on the Liverpool waterfront.

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O’Rourke was appointed preferred contractor for the £500m scheme in February and had been expected to start later this summer on the scheme, subject to final planning consent, with work set to take three years – meaning it would be ready in time for the start of the 2022/23 season.

But the coronavirus outbreak is set to delay any summer start date, putting into doubt opening the ground in time for the start of the 2022.23 season.

The club has asked local practice Condy Lofthouse architects to draw up plans for Goodison that will include 173 houses and apartments, a health centre, retail, a youth enterprise zone and office and business facilities.

The club said once the designs are finalised, further planning applications will be sent into the city council.