By Sean Fisher

19th Nov, 2022 | 2:10pm

Bramley-Moore Dock reaches really big milestone as Everton stadium is given Easter target date by engineer

The first steel roof truss has been installed at Bramley-Moore Dock as the groundbreaking new Everton stadium nears completion.

Everton fans can celebrate a “really big milestone” for their upcoming new stadium according to Principal Engineer Steven Farden.

Bramley-Moore Dock is slowly but surely starting to take shape and the first of five roof trusses has gone up this week, marking the start of the roof and stand-building process.

“What you can see on that first lift is one-third of one truss, and in total on the north stand there are two full trusses and three on the south stand, so that is one of 15 mega lifts,” said Farden, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“At some point, round about Easter of next year, we will see all five trusses up in the air and then we will start infilling everything around them. Once we have de-rigged and the roof has settled, the roofing team come along and start putting the roof on to keep everyone dry in the final scheme.”

“This is a really big milestone.

“It’s just one of many great milestones, but the significance of this is it takes us from a stadium job into a roofing job and the stadium itself, and the stands where people are going to watch the great football.”

Taking shape

Not long now Everton fans. The new 52,888-capacity stadium is starting to take shape, and it won’t be long until the Toffees settle into their new home.

After 100+ years of calling Goodison Park home, Everton are preparing for one of the biggest changes in the club’s history, and it’s as exciting as it is daunting.

The state-of-the-art stadium will mark a new era for the club and bring new opportunities not just to Everton but to the city of Liverpool.

The completion for the ground is still scheduled for the start of the 2024/25 season, but starting construction on the roof and stands will certainly start the transition of the area looking less like a construction site and more like a football stadium.

The club will hope that the new ground marks the start of a new successful era – one in which Everton hopefully end their trophy drought.