Everton new stadium plans takes shape after major Bramley-Moore Dock update
Everton have taken a major step in their new stadium project at Bramley-Moore Dock as the infill on the site has begun on Friday.
The Athletic journalist, Patrick Boyland, has shared the news on Twitter that the Toffees have started filling in the dock at Bramley-Moore.
The entire process is expected to take about 3-4 months and Boyland has suggested that it’s a “key milestone” in the new stadium project.
The sand is being collected from the Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea, about 25 miles north of Bramley-Moore Dock.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the sand has been transported to the River Mersey and then it is being piped into the dock via a dredger.
The club have confirmed today that the site will be infilled with more than 450,000 cubic metres of fluidised sand.
It is indeed brilliant news as the Everton new stadium project is finally taking proper shape.
Needless to say, it is a huge maritime engineering project, and it is laying the foundations for the new stadium.
After infilling the sand in the Bramley-Moor dock, a controlled process will consolidate the upper six metres by dropping a nine-tonne weight, at a frequency of 60 times per minute.
By next year, the rolled surface will be suitable for the pilling process, which will form the sub-structure of the new 52,888-capacity stadium.
On the pitch, Everton will face Manchester United next in the Premier League clash on Saturday at Old Trafford.
The Toffees are heading into this game on the back of a 2-0 win against Norwich City. Everton’s away form has not been that impressive, but they can expect a positive result this week.
In other Everton news, this Red Devils star could miss Saturday’s clash after a Friday fitness update.