Plans put together by a local hotelier to create a hotel using the Bullens Road Stand at Goodison Park once Everton move to Bramley Moore Dock are believed to be a complete non-starter, NSNO can reveal.
Signature Living handed images of an outline design for plans to build a hotel on the Bullens Road to the Liverpool Echo today, but we have been assured that the plans will not be given any further thought as they do not fit into the club’s own legacy project.
The group, who came in for criticism on the opening night of the Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool for several PR disasters – including praising Liverpool’s Champions League success, and inviting predominantly Liverpool fans to the opening night – seem keen to piggyback onto Everton’s public consultation in order to gain some cheap publicity.
Everton’s plans for Goodison Park when they leave to go to Bramley Moore Dock include provision of homes for vulnerable adults, business start-up assistance hubs, and education provision, as well as some provision for office and residential accommodation.
It is understood that Everton are firmly behind their legacy plan, and that a hotel would not fit with the needs of the local community. It is also understood that they have told Signature Living this already.
A “company source” reportedly told The Echo that, “Plans are well underway and Lawrence [Kenwright], who was approached by various fans to do this after the opening of the Dixie Dean hotel last month, is hoping to present the project to Everton officials in the near future.”
NSNO, however, understands that Everton have already been made aware of his plans, and have told him that it will not be entertained.