A breakdown of how much Everton’s Bramley-Moore Dock stadium and Goodison legacy plans are each projected to cost has been released.
The amount of jobs created in both the construction phase and the operational phase of both has been listed in Liverpool City Council’s planning report.
At the same time, the club’s legacy plans for their current Goodison Park home will also be decided upon – with an outline planning application on that project currently submitted.
The report released by the council’s planning officer ahead of next week’s meeting includes a breakdown of how much each of the projects is expected to cost, and exactly how many jobs will be created in the process.
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The construction value of the club’s new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium is now expected to be £505m in the construction phase, with 8,136 jobs created and 505 apprentice or trainee jobs available too.
Meanwhile, the Goodison Park legacy project’s construction phase is expected to cost £82.5m, while creating 1,382 construction jobs and 82 apprentice or trainee positions.
The benefits to the area don’t stop in that phase, however.
Also listed in a table included with the planning report is how the operational phase of each project will continue to benefit the city as a whole.
Net additional jobs is listed as 312 for the new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium and 520 for the Goodison Park legacy project.
Those new positions for the waterfront stadium project are broken down as:
- The creation of 93 net additional jobs at the sub-regional level and around 196 net additional jobs at the regional level.
- The creation of 15 net additional suppliers’ jobs at the sub-regional level and 69 jobs supported at the regional level.
- With the attraction of approximately 1.15m football fans to the city each season, this should support 20 additional jobs at the sub-regional level. From five non-footballing events during the year, this would support 184 jobs locally at the sub-regional level;
- Taking account of additionality factors, generation of an estimated net additional almost £4.5m GVA the sub-regional level and more than £9m GVA at the regional level.
The report reiterates that the project will not only help create jobs and investment, but it will also accelerate the regeneration projects around the Northern Docks.
One extract reads: “The proposals will contribute a significant investment in a part of the city on a scale not seen in North Liverpool for a considerable time and act as a catalyst attracting significant additional investment to the benefit of the Northern Ten Streets regeneration zone and accelerating the speed the Northern Docks Neighbourhood of the Liverpool Waters will be built out.”
If approved in Tuesday’s meeting, the plans will then go to the Secretary of State as a matter of procedure for a project this size.
That office will then have an initial 21 days to make a decision of their own, although this could take longer due to how large Everton’s plans are.
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