Delegates at the second Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Annual Conference were given an insight into how a new Everton stadium would be ‘transformational for our city region’.
Richard Kenyon, Everton’s Director of Marketing, Communications and Community was a guest on the ‘Attracting Investment’ panel at the conference held at ACC Liverpool. Hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh, Richard was joined on the panel by Mark Bousfield, Director of Commercial Development and Investment at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Mark Sykes, a partner at business advisory firm BDO and Julia Bradley, Marketing Director at Peel Ports.
The panel discussed how ready the Liverpool City Region was for, and whether it could do more to attract, global investment. When on-site, Everton’s new £500m stadium development at Bramley-Moore Dock will be one of the most significant in the UK and a catalyst for further regeneration.
A new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will also unlock a transformational opportunity at Goodison Park as the Club plans to create a community-led legacy on the site of its current home.
Together both projects could deliver a £1billion boost to the economy, create up to 15,000 jobs, attract 1.4m new visitors to the city and act as a catalyst for up to £650m of accelerated regeneration bringing forward planned developments at Liverpool Waters and Ten Streets.
The conference also saw a range of exhibitors showcasing the best the Liverpool City Region had to offer. The People’s Project stand offered delegates the chance to experience a virtual reality flythrough of the Club’s proposed new stadium. Visitors to the stand also learned about how the project would socio-economically impact the region as well as an overview of the results of the second public consultation which showed overwhelming public support for a stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and legacy project at Goodison Park.
The Club remains on-track to submit a detailed planning application for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and an outline application for a legacy project at Goodison Park before the end of the year.