We’ve been eagerly anticipating this day ever since we learned last year that Farhad Moshiri was buying the iconic Liverpool landmark, the Royal Liver Building, with a view to moving the Club’s headquarters there from the current location at Goodison Park.
Today the Toffees announced the inauguration of the new headquarters in the seventh floor of the waterfront premises.
From the Everton website -
Staff from the Club’s Finance, People Services, Marketing and Media and Communications teams are among the 160 staff who have moved into the refurbished 28,000 sq. ft. office space located on the seventh floor of the Grade I listed Liverpool City landmark.
The Club’s new offices offer panoramic views across the River Mersey, along the famous waterfront and into the heart of Liverpool City Centre. They have been designed to create an environment that is conducive to staff wellbeing while also creating a platform for collaboration and growth. The open-plan offices sit predominantly to the West, East and South elevations of the building.
The sleek main reception, state-of-the-art Boardroom, meeting rooms and café bar look out towards Bramley Moore Dock, the proposed site for Everton Football Club’s new stadium development.
| We have relocated our headquarters from Goodison Park into new state-of-the-art facilities at the Royal Liver Building.— Everton (@Everton) July 30, 2018
28,000 sq. ft office space
In the of the city
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Speaking after she cut the ribbon to the new offices, Everton’s Chief Executive Officer Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale said:
“As a Football Club and heritage institution, we contribute a lot to the rich tapestry of the City’s business community. Our relocation to the Royal Liver Building brings us into the heart of our commercial district which will be a big benefit to the Club and our staff.
“As the Club has grown, we have had Everton staff based across a number of sites across our Goodison campus. A couple of years ago I made a promise to colleagues that we would be housed under one roof in an environment that matched their ambition and we are absolutely delighted to be delivering on that promise with this world-class facility in one of the City’s most iconic buildings.
“I have ensured our new home in the Royal Liver Building retains the spirit of Goodison Park, taking with us an ‘Everton essence’. We have tried to capture the feel of the Club in our décor, subtly paying tribute to some of the stadium’s famous architecture. This is an example of the care, consideration and respect that will be evident in our new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
“Liverpool is a great place to live, work and play – it’s friendly, vibrant, cultural, modern and fun. Being based in the heart of the City, next to a stunning waterfront in grade A offices will continue to help us attract and recruit some of the finest talent available.
“This move comes off the back of the Club making The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies and is just one example of how, through our People Strategy, we are continuing to invest in our people to create an inspiring, diverse and inclusive workplace where Everton staff can pursue ‘being the best’.”
The Royal Liver Building, along with the neighbouring Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building, is one of Liverpool’s Three Graces lining the waterfront and is also part of the city of Liverpool’s UNESCO-designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.
Built in 1911, it is one of the most easily recognisable landmarks and is home to two fabled Liver Birds that watch over the city and the sea, with local legend holding that if the two birds were to fly away the city would then cease to exist.