The owners of the land on the Liverpool waterfront site where Everton hope to build a new stadium have said that they are close to agreeing a deal with the club.
Peel, who own almost all of the land on the waterfront of Liverpool, say that they are close to agreeing a “heads of terms” which is the precursor to signing a contract to sell the land to Everton, but they were quick to add that it was not finalised yet.
Lindsey Ashworth, development director at Liverpool Waters for Peel, said, “We’re optimistic we will agree heads of terms to allow a state-of-the-art football stadium at the northern end of the Liverpool Waters. Maybe even Commonwealth Games.
“I cannot say how excited we all are.
“We’re in quite healthy talks with Everton at the moment, so it’s not finalised yet. But as Peel and as myself I would love to see a stadium on the waterfront.
“To have this as the anchor at one end of the waterfront, and then you go all the way down towards the ECHO arena… the waterfront would be a visual spectacle.
“So we’re pushing forward with it, the council are helping, and I think we’ll get to a conclusion. A good one. Hopefully in the near future.
“At the northern docks, Bramley-Moore Dock and Nelson Dock, we have two options.
“One is to develop it out with several developers for residential and put floating buildings in the docks themselves. And the floating buildings would be doctors’ surgeries, workshops, bars, restaurants.
“And obviously Everton stadium is another. “