Everton give update on new stadium


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Everton have revealed details of a deign feature that will set their new stadium apart from other Premier League stadia.

The new stadium, which is being built at a former dock, will leave the dock walls exposed as a feature of the fan plaza that will make up the entrance to the new ground.

There will also be contrasting blue glass contained in paving stones to mirror the reflection of water.

Project director Gareth Jaques gave this update to the Everton website: “It was always the plan to have the dock wall exposed and the area inside these walls will be laid with blue glass Kellen blocks.

“There are three different types of block, with different quantities of blue glass included as part of the manufacturing process. The design intent is that they appear like shimmering water when the light shines on them.

“The reason we had a 52-week plan for the paving and hard landscaping was to enable us to develop the most effective sequence for all the other external works activities happening at the same time. This programme ensures that we have as little traffic as possible on top of the finished product.

“We have finished the south half of the fan plaza, with the railway lines installed. Our specialist restorations team are also currently infilling the random granite stone around the pedestrian gates, which will blend in perfectly to the Listed wall once complete.

“When the whole fan plaza and restoration works are finished, I think the fans will have a truly unique and special entrance experience which complements this magnificent stadium.”