Everton expects to submit proposals this year

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Everton Football Club expects to submit plans for its new 52,000 seat stadium designed by Sheppard Robson and Dan Meis by the end of this year.

The stadium will be built at a waterfront site in Liverpool called Bramley-Moore Dock and will replaces the Toffees’ historic Goodison Park home, where the club has played since 1892.

A detailed application for Bramley-Moore Dock, which sits in the city’s World Heritage Site, and an outline application for the stadium will be submitted to the city council in the coming weeks, the club said.

The Premier League side is planning a 52,000-capacity stadium that can be increased by a further 10,000 in the future.

Designed by UK practice Sheppard Robson with Dan Meis, responsible for a string of stadia in his native US, the venue will be made out of steel, brick and glass on largely abandoned dockland. It is intended to kickstart a regeneration of the north Liverpool area.

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The new stadium will have a waterfront position in the Liverpool 4 area of the city

Work will involve creating a fan plaza while existing historical features at the site will be restored including a dry dock wall and the grade II listed Hydraulic Tower, built in the 1880s, which includes an engine house and an octagonal chimney.

Housing is also included in the plans, along with 4,000sq m of office space which is set to be largely used by the football club itself.

A public consultation runs until August 26. An initial consultation on the proposals was held last year with more than 20,000 people taking part.

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How the inside of the new ground will look