The People's Project

Message from
Jean Grant Chair of Merseyside Civic Society

Congratulations Denise, on your decision to now move forward publicly with the stadium, such a very exciting project for the fans, the industry and Liverpool’s world class architectural reputation .
Merseyside Civic Society have always supported the development of the length of our waterside from Liverpool Bay to Garston and the iconic structures including our cranes and ships and Pier head itself, which punctuate the shoreline. All, are fantastic examples that stretch new technical developments of their time by their unique design. We look forward to a design which knows what is required and is not inhibited by the World Heritage Site but compliments / talks to, Jess Hartley's rigorously practical design of correct material and placing with what will be your answer to the requirements of 2022 and the new dockside industry of sport 
Obviously also the recreation of both sites is essential as is the balance of the city as a whole.

Statement from

Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale
MBE, EdD, MBA, BA (Hons), FRSA
Chief Executive Officer

Today we will launch The People's Project website and, from Thursday, November 15, we will be staging a widespread public consultation about our proposals to build a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, seek views on our plans to leave a legacy at Goodison Park and, in turn, regenerate North Liverpool - providing a £1bn boost to the local economy, creating more than 12,000 jobs for local people through the construction phase and bringing more than 1.5m new visitors to the city.

The public consultation, which lasts for three weeks, will be held under ‘The People’s Project’ campaign name and marks the start of a formal process which will lead to the submission of planning applications for both sites in 2019. 

As you know, we have already carried out extensive engagement with our supporters, residents living around Goodison Park and city stakeholders over the past 18 months. This consultation will ask members of the public for their views about Bramley-Moore Dock as the proposed site for the new stadium while also seeking opinions on the Club’s intention to leave a sustainable legacy in L4.

We will be carrying out consultation at a range of locations in the Liverpool City Region, including Liverpool ONE and Wirral. There will also be a fixed exhibition at the Club’s community facility, ‘The Blue Base’, which will be aimed at residents living in L4. We would like as many people as possible – not just football fans – to take part and let us know their views.

To support our consultation, we will also be launching a new website called ‘The People’s Project’ which will be a home for all information on our ambitions and give users a chance to get involved in the consultation by completing an online survey from Thursday,  November 15.  

A second public consultation will be held next year, at which point we will present the proposed design of the stadium and further details about our Goodison legacy plans.

Our ambition is to create a new home for a very proud and historic football club and a new landmark stadium, in an iconic setting, which will deliver huge benefits for the whole of the Liverpool City Region. We have deep roots in L4 and are committed to building on the extensive investment we have already made in the area. This is demonstrated by the buildings in which we already cater for the needs of our community, addressing the social issues that are prevalent on our doorstep. The People’s Hub, Everton Free School and Sixth Form College, The Blue Base and The People’s Place project that has recently been launched, along with the houses on Goodison Road which were derelict, are now being utilised as offices and space to deliver our award-winning programmes through Everton in the Community.

This is an exceptionally exciting time for our Club and our city. The Bramley-Moore Dock and Goodison legacy proposals represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver transformational regeneration and benefits for tens of thousands of people.

I am sure my colleagues will provide greater detail when they meet you as well as answer any questions you may have and identify ways in which you can continue to support this project. However, as a key and valued stakeholder to the Club and the city, I wanted to make sure you are aware of our plans. 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you in creating something vital for the future of our city.

Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale
MBE, EdD, MBA, BA (Hons), FRSA
Chief Executive Officer