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This article in Construction News gives a highly-detailed insight into the modern methods of construction employed by Laing O'Rourke to build Everton's new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock that began with completely doing away with blockwork.

From hammer rigs, thixotropic grout sealing and precast concrete lattice landings to screed levels, transparent polycarbonate roofs and plug-and-play toilets, the article explains in intricate detail how the stadium has got to the point where it is on the way to its anticipated completion in December next year.

(with thanks to Carl Ryan for sending in the link)

» Read the full article at Construction News

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Bill Watson
1 Posted 14/08/2023 at 03:13:51
Many thanks, Lyndon. That's brilliant!
Greg Nelli
2 Posted 14/08/2023 at 05:29:56
Where did we land on whether the ground should be used when ready in december or first game the following season?

I don't mind the idea of requesting to be home on boxing day and using that for the first game

Colin Glassar
3 Posted 14/08/2023 at 07:10:57
New season, new stadium. Knowing how Everton operate I think it would be an unmitigated disaster if we tried to move mid-season.

Use those couple of months to play under-23 games, live concerts, dirt track racing, scout jamborees, demolition derbies etc… anything to pull in a crowd and stretch the facilities to iron out any kinks.

It would be so typical of the numpties who run the club if we’d have to close BMD after a game or two due to “unforeseen circumstances” ie the bogs don’t flush or, the turnstiles start to jam etc…

A few more months won’t kill us.

John Raftery
4 Posted 14/08/2023 at 15:33:44
Thanks Lyndon. I note they quote the original £555m costing not the £760m revealed earlier this year.
Eric Myles
5 Posted 16/08/2023 at 02:44:13
This excellent article appears to be getting overlooked due to the sad news from Bramley-Moore Dock.
Tom Hughes
6 Posted 16/08/2023 at 10:19:27
I cannot access the article without logging into the site etc.
Barry Hesketh
7 Posted 16/08/2023 at 10:45:46
Tom @6,

I just clicked on the link at the top of the main thread, and I got straight onto the article. Perhaps, you have something in your browser preventing you from doing the same, but it isn't a paywall site as far as the link is concerned.

New kid on the dock: Everton Stadium

Ray Roche
8 Posted 16/08/2023 at 11:13:34
I assume all work has stopped for now while H+S do their thing?
Barry Rathbone
9 Posted 16/08/2023 at 11:18:49
I'm sure I've got PTSD from researching the dreadful impacts of funding and building a new football stadium. I'm absolutely terrified of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

Spurs have joined the list of "new build" victims with Harry Kane leaving and guaranteed trophy-winning managers failing. Hard to imagine they were in the Champions League final just weeks after moving into the new place.

Our final "dip" (because we're already ahead of the curve starting as we did at the first digger going in) is going to rewrite the record books.

Bill Griffiths
10 Posted 16/08/2023 at 11:23:39
Tom, I got straight in by clicking on the link.

As someone who is totally impractical and struggles with even simple basic DIY a lot of it went over my head but what I can see we are going to have a super state-of-the-art stadium. The timeline video is good to watch.

Tom Hughes
11 Posted 16/08/2023 at 14:03:36
It's saying that I viewed another article on the site not so long ago and need to log in or subscribe, so presumably I've had my quota of freebies.
Dale Self
12 Posted 16/08/2023 at 14:08:41
Freerider. ;)
Tom Hughes
13 Posted 17/08/2023 at 04:51:39
Exactly Dale,
I'll just have to try every day till my 30 day embargo is lifted.
Tom Hughes
14 Posted 17/08/2023 at 04:56:15

My main worry is that this is the article I viewed in the last 30 days and that I've already completely forgotten about it and that senility beckons.

Gerry Quinn
15 Posted 17/08/2023 at 18:59:44
The contractors behind the Red Shite Anal-field redevelopment project have filed for administration, as work continues on the new upper tier of the Anal-field Road stand.


Paul Birmingham
16 Posted 26/08/2023 at 00:27:02
Barry @9, Wisdom and reality.

If, only the Everton Board, could get the reality of life, for Everton FC.


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