Where We Work: Everton F.C. Liverpool
Last year, Everton Football Club - included in the ‘Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For’ - relocated its headquarters from Goodison Park to new state-of-the-art facilities at the Royal Liver Building.
Everton HQ was based at Goodison Park for 126 years, where the team still play, but their brand new office inside the iconic 108-year-old Liver building means that different departments in the club are all now situated together.
Throughout the space, club colours and emblems can be found on the walls with memorabilia from the team's history exhibited in the corridors.
We spoke to the CEO at Everton Football Club, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, who told us more about the workspace...
“Our relocation to the Royal Liver Building brings us into the heart of Liverpool’s commercial district which is a big benefit to the Club and our staff. I have ensured our new home in one of the city’s most iconic buildings 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.”
Where is it?
Everton Football Club, 7th Floor, Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1HU
How big is it?
The Club’s new 28,000 sq. ft. 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 inspiring 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.
Everton’s rich history and the Club’s values are reflected in the décor with custom-designed graphics and memorabilia on display throughout the offices.
What happens there?
Several years ago Everton made a commitment that employees would be housed under one roof in a world-class environment that matched the Club’s ambition. The move to new offices at The Royal Liver Building has allowed the Club to bring teams, previously based in different locations, into one place, enabling staff to work more collaboratively.
Having a world-class working environment will help to attract the best and most talented people and provides business continuity as the Club prepares for a move to Bramley-Moore Dock.
It also provides a platform to showcase the Club as a highly-professional operation to potential commercial partners and other important stakeholders, and demonstrates the Club’s intent for the standards expected of the new stadium.
This move is just one example of how, through its People Strategy, the Club is continuing to invest in its people to create an inspiring, diverse and inclusive workplace where staff can pursue ‘being the best’.
Who works there?
Staff from the Club’s Finance, People Services, Fan Services and Marketing, Media and Communications teams are among the 160 staff who have moved into the refurbished office space in the Grade I listed Liverpool city landmark.
Everton will continue to have staff from the Football Operations department and the Academy based at the Club’s training ground, USM Finch Farm. Stadium Operations are still based within the offices at Goodison Park. Everton in the Community staff will continue to be based at and operate from the Goodison campus buildings including The People’s Hub, Everton Free School and Sixth Form College, and The Blue Base.
All of the photographs provided were taken by Jill Tate.
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