Premier League club Everton have finally begun work n their stadium at Bramley-Moore dock. They revealed their commitment to preserving the heritage of the city. Last week, the construction of the stadium was cited as one of the reasons behind Liverpool losing its UNESCO heritage status. On Monday with contractors officially starting work on the site, stadium development director Colin Chong was keen to stress the importance.
“There has been a lot of talk about heritage this week, but we have been clear throughout our planning that respecting and enhancing heritage has always been one of our key principles,” Colin Chong wrote to the supporters of the Premier League club Everton. “Our commitment to bringing the dock’s heritage features to life has not changed and we will be investing more than £55m to preserve, restore and celebrate the heritage assets at Bramley-Moore Dock.”
“Indeed, this process has started already by repairing the listed dock wall and, in the coming days, we’ll begin stabilizing the hydraulic tower,” he added. “Once construction is complete we will be opening the inaccessible site up to the public for the first time in decades – allowing people to appreciate its heritage.”
The hydraulic towers are set to be converted to visitors centers while the mooring posts and docks walls will be retained. Supporters have been warned to stay away with a webcam being installed to monitor progress.
“While this is a significant occasion for our club I would urge supporters not to attempt to access the site,” added Chong. “There will be no public access through the gates at Bramley-Moore Dock and the health and safety of everyone on-site is a priority.”