The lease, which is conditional upon gaining planning consent for the proposed new stadium and securing funding for its construction, was signed under Everton Stadium Development Limited with Peel Land and Property (Ports) and will run for a period of 200 years at a peppercorn rent.
Under the terms of the agreement, Everton effectively now control the land upon which a new ground would be built, moving the Blues closer to securing a move away from Goodison Park.
Robert Elstone, Chief Executive at Everton Football Club said: “Clearly this is very positive news. Gaining control of the site was essential for us to be able to move forward with the next stages of the project — finalising the funding agreement with the Council and preparing for the submission of a planning application — both of which we hope to do in the New Year. I'd like to thank Peel as well as Mayor Anderson and his colleagues at the Council for their support in getting us to this point.”
The proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will be a catalyst for the £5.5bn regeneration proposals for North Liverpool which is set to be one of the largest and most transformational in the city's history.
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1 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:17:12
2 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:18:31
3 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:18:59
4 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:23:18
Apparently, they are described as "the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world" in this wiki link.
A step up from dealing with someone in a Manchester bedsit, I s'pose.
5 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:27:56
Place yer bets for who on TW will be the first curmudgeon to grumble about it.
6 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:36:16
8 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:41:21
9 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:54:46
10 Posted 23/11/2017 at 15:55:16
A new era awaits (Once we cadge a few hundred million go 'ead Bill!)
11 Posted 23/11/2017 at 16:04:57
I know we're all running out of patience, however, Mr Moshiri is clearly committing to our future and we all need to support him in the best interests of the club. The priority is to stay in the Premier League and to do that we need to stop letting in goals and get ourselves organised.
Sean Dyche can do this for us over, say, the next 3 years and then we can look for a continental coach to develop a more progressive football style. At present, let's not kid ourselves, we are bad and survival is key.
12 Posted 23/11/2017 at 16:19:46
Our neighbor's stadium expansion has moved forward with ease. Meanwhile we don't have a manager and play the worst football in the league. Happy days indeed.
13 Posted 23/11/2017 at 16:24:00
Now we have the 200-year lease, planning permission should be relatively easy as it opens up and initiates a vast development wanted by most parties. Finance, supported and backed by the Council, must be a shoe in.
Thank God Moshiri is the driving force in this and not the "World's Greatest Evertonian"...
14 Posted 23/11/2017 at 16:27:51
16 Posted 23/11/2017 at 16:55:12
"The new stadium is as much a pipe dream as Kings Dock was."
"Forget any notion of a shiney new stadium – that isnt going to happen."
"Even the Phantom stadium move appears to have been forgotten about..."
"If I could put money on the new stadium not going ahead as we were told, I would do so. Its a sure-fire winning bet."
"Look no further than the imaginary new stadium to see progress under Moshiri."
"I was concerned about the lack of movement on the stadium a few months ago but now I think we all know thats gone."
And of course...
"Huge dollops of humble pie will soon be served. None of it consumed by me either."
17 Posted 23/11/2017 at 16:55:31
I said a lot of us Evertonians are skeptical it will ever get built. But he seemed certain it would and the fans will like it. Didn't matter how hard I pressed him he wouldn't tell me anything about it.
18 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:01:03
Good post. The haste to jump on the negativity bandwagon is bewildering.
How fans genuinely believe Moshiri has invested his money to stay in a dilapidated stadium defies logic.
19 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:04:47
I'm sure Mr Dyche would jump at that brief. Here's a 3-year deal, no longer. Get us organised and stop leaking goals... simples.
Then we will bin you for a newer model. Thanks for making is organised and good luck the doors that way. Next...
20 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:18:12
Silva resigned yet?
21 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:18:17
22 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:18:54
23 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:26:37
24 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:30:35
It's okay, see you all in the New Stadium, no it looks a sure-fire goer... Well, my money is still on it not happening.
This news is just old rehashed stuff we heard a year ago. I will believe it when I sit down in it.
25 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:35:25
26 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:35:29
Peel may know.
27 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:40:07
28 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:50:25
29 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:51:52
Indeed this is a move forward to a next phase, but the project is still subject to the uncertainties of "securing funding." Anyone looked at pundits' views of the future of the UK economy recently?
To end on a cheap shot: doubtless the money will be "ring-fenced" when the time comes.
30 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:52:07
31 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:55:26
Sceptical? Damn right I am!! And I'll not be eating any humble pie until I'm sitting in a shinny bowl on the Mersey.
32 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:58:14
33 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:10:43
34 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:17:04
Planning Permission should be straightforward but as for funding and stadium design?
35 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:20:22
36 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:23:28
37 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:24:32
It was beyond Bill to get us a fitting new home, this is the test of Moshiri. Can you deliver the energising you alluded to Farhad? I am very hopeful. Good luck!
38 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:25:49
It's a heck of an exaggeration to say our neighbour's extension and Spurs' new ground are progressing with ease. Both were discussed and planned in depth over a number of years in the same way as any other civil engineering project of that size.
These things don't happen as quickly as we all would like. Today's announcement is very good news.
39 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:31:53
And if you don't think this announcement of a real estate purchase, not planning permission or funding or any of that, was strategically planned on the day where we will all be reminded of the fact that we were knocked out of Europe with matches yet to be played, well I have a bridge to sell you too.
Honestly, we have no manager, have to waste our time on a Europa League match that we've already been eliminated from, but we should celebrate the fact that Moshiri bought real estate? This reminds me of people celebrating when he bought the Liver Building.
40 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:34:22
"Spurs new stadium moving along with ease"?
You may want to revisit that one, do a little research and see just how painstaking this venture has been for them. Yes, they can see light at the end of the tunnel now, but in comparison, progress on the docks is moving like an express train.
Also, RS only decided to put lippy on the bulldog that is Anfield after years of leading their moronic fans up the garden path with stories of a super stadium in Stanley Park.
Moshiri doesn't seem to do football, he may not even do football stadiums... but he probably knows a man who can.
These things take years; this is looking promising
42 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:44:47
43 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:49:43
44 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:50:11
45 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:51:42
"Happy"? Not allowed on here mate.
We love misery... in fact I think we may have invented it.
Can you recall the last time you read through a thread and felt good after it?
47 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:57:45
48 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:59:15
49 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:59:18
52 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:11:13
So celebrating news like this just seems pointless to me. Announcing the hiring of a manager would seem to be a much higher priority. It is on the pitch that matters, not the stadium that houses that pitch. And we are awful on the pitch with a serious lack of direction.
53 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:12:45
54 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:13:37
55 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:14:24
57 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:20:57
58 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:23:38
59 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:27:22
60 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:31:57
Micheal or Lyndon is the spell check thingy switched off on site? Its not working for me.
61 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:35:01
62 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:46:27
63 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:50:38
64 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:55:12
65 Posted 23/11/2017 at 20:57:46
66 Posted 23/11/2017 at 21:28:22
And to be honest, although Goodison is great, at one time one of the best stadiums in Britain, and has fantastic memories for us, if we're going to be in the Champions League we need a fancy new stadium to go with it.
So to me, a new stadium, an iconic one on our iconic water front, is inevitable.
Next phase, Usmanov comes in. Then we start cooking on gas.
67 Posted 23/11/2017 at 21:48:18
Extension or no, Anfield remains an overblown sardine can. When our new stadium is built, it will continue the grandeur of Goodison, and the sardine can will remain in the shade.
68 Posted 23/11/2017 at 22:41:40
69 Posted 23/11/2017 at 22:44:17
70 Posted 23/11/2017 at 23:41:50
71 Posted 24/11/2017 at 00:27:42
And no, Tony (#24), you're making a fool of yourself again. It's not old news from last year. It's a new agreement securing leasehold for the land from Peel Holdings. That is progress. Not spades in the ground but we are still a long ways off that.
72 Posted 24/11/2017 at 00:48:51
The custodians of EFC cannot keep hold of our players, cannot attract a manager, cannot oversee the signing of decent players. They cannot do the simplest of tasks. We have leased a piece of land in a run-down part of the city. It means nothing. It's a gesture, that's all it is.
No planning permission, no stadium design, no funding, just press releases. We all knew about the land at Bramley-Moore Dock, so what is new about this latest snippet of crap?? Yes Micheal, it's all looking well under way on the docks isn't it??
I take it you have never been down the dock road. I go down there 4 to 5 times a week. It's an absolute shithole with no infrastructure. Who will put the roads and traffic lights in? Moshiri? How about the car parks, busstops, train station, street lights, public facilities etc. There is nothing there except for a pub and derelict buildings.
If I've made a fool of myself again then so be it, but Kenwright and Moshiri are making fools of you all. I am 55 years old maybe get to see a new stadium in my life time but I doubt it will be on the Bramley-Moore location. We can't afford a striker never mind a new stadium, FFS.
73 Posted 24/11/2017 at 07:26:47
Moshiri has been on board for nearly two years have we really made significant strides moving forward? Seriously ask yourself that? A bit of cladding, a lick of paint and what else has changed.
Spunked the majority of the Lukaku and Stones money on rubbish and the rest of the recruitment was funded by the increased television money. Look at our change in shirt sponsors, probably as bad as piss Chang that we had for over a decade.
74 Posted 24/11/2017 at 08:52:01
75 Posted 24/11/2017 at 09:00:11
76 Posted 24/11/2017 at 09:35:05
77 Posted 24/11/2017 at 10:29:01
78 Posted 24/11/2017 at 11:45:30
79 Posted 24/11/2017 at 12:09:41
Peel Holdings have now transferred Bramley-Moore Dock to EFC for a peppercorn rent. I believe it will happen and Peel will make a fortune from the associated redevelopment of the surrounding areas.
80 Posted 24/11/2017 at 12:22:00
81 Posted 24/11/2017 at 13:58:05
You do talk some garbage. Talk about doom and gloom.
We know the club have issues (or it appears) but I'm trusting Moshiri to deliver on Bramley-Moore Dock. Clubs don't make these statements without having some credible substance to them.
Who will build car parks, pubs, bus stops, shops in this area! The ground will attract thousands of people a year, people will come with money, the council and private sector will develop the infrastructure. Companies will throw millions at it in investment based on the surrounding land.
People like Moshiri don't accidentally end up Billionaires, they see the future and what 5, 10 or 20 years of investment will bring. Why did he buy a share of the Liver Building?
However, I appreciate these plans are nothing right now until the club is stabilized. The next two games could see us stable in the Premier League and a new manager sitting in the hot seat. Time will tell.
Enough of the gloom, it's bollox and most of us don't buy into it.
82 Posted 24/11/2017 at 14:27:54
He does, however, have a sound business and financial knowledge and he also knows some very, very influential people who just happen to be extremely rich as well.
The North End of the city as been waiting like a jilted bride, for some major development to take place and get it flourishing. Liverpool Waters is the Keystone of the resurgence and Peel Holdings are not going to see the development crumble away because of any partners who are not capable of contributing to the massive regeneration about to take place.
A new international Liner terminal, a new ferry terminal and a new Isle of Man terminal, and probably a ferry service to Ireland as well. Then there is the housing development already taking place. Mr Moshiri and partners have bought the Liver Building and I don't think they've bought it because it's got a nice view.
A key part of the development is a stadium for us! All we have to do is just make sure we stay in the Premier League for this season and that should be our number one top target.
Not a big ask... is it!
83 Posted 24/11/2017 at 20:45:38
85 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:48:30
A proper club with ambitions and a world wide fan base that doesn't put up with bulls hit for decades will move into a spanking 80 thousand seat stadium. We can slink back to our original home and entertain Brentford and Doncaster and the like. Easy!
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