Feb 25, 2021

New Everton stadium scores Liverpool City Council's approval

Dominic Ellis
2 min
The 52,888-capacity waterfront stadium would create up to 15,000 jobs
The 52,888-capacity waterfront stadium would create up to 15,000 jobs...

Everton FC's plans for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock have been unanimously approved by Liverpool City Council's planning committee. 

The 52,888-capacity waterfront stadium would create up to 15,000 jobs. The UK Government will review the application before reaching a decision within three weeks.

Cllr Wendy Simon, Acting Mayor of Liverpool, said: "The club has undertaken a huge amount of work to understand the many ecological, transport and heritage issues connected to this site and I applaud their approach to listen to all the relevant bodies to help inform their design."

The resolution to approve is a big step forward for the club to realise a 25-year dream to relocate from Goodison Park, and this development would unquestionably be a dynamic catalyst for our wider ambition to regenerate this long neglected part of North Liverpool and create much needed jobs, she added. 

Laing O'Rourke was appointed ‘preferred contractor’ in February 2020.

New York-based architect Dan Meis, who has designed stadia for Roma, Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals, has been consulting with Farhad Moshiri over the stadium, according to the Liverpool Echo - although it reports Meis is no longer involved with the project.

It is estimated that The People’s Project – the combination of Everton’s planned new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and the delivery of a community-led legacy at Goodison Park - will deliver nearly £800m of societal value over a 10-year period.  


Liverpool is setting itself ambitious fibre network goals too, aiming to be at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution, just as it was in the first, when raw cotton arrived on ships and was transported to the mills in the region.

ITS will lead a consortium comprising LCRCA and NGE building and managing the 212kms roll out of a full fibre, gigabit-capable network of digital infrastructure.

ITS will create a "resilient fibre backhaul network", connecting three transatlantic cables and major economic clusters in each of the Liverpool City Region’s six local authority areas, going on to install the digital infrastructure in carriageways, footpaths and cycle ways over the next two years. 

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Jun 15, 2021

Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract

Dominic Ellis
2 min
Skanska Hoffman joint venture wins Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure

A Skanska Hoffman Construction Company joint venture has signed a contract amendment with the Port of Portland for improvements to the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.

The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.

With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.

Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.

The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold. 

Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.

In other recent developments:

  • Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga. 
  • The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
  • Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
  • Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.

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