Dan Meis has reiterated his disappointment at no longer being involved with the new Everton stadium project at Bramley-Moore Dock.

Last month Everton confirmed architectural duties of their proposed new stadium would switch to UK firm Pattern - a move from MEIS Architects who are responsible for the incredible Bramley-Moore Dock designs - which is understood to have always been the plan.

In response to the news, chief architect Meis issued a strongly-worded message on social media admitting it was was one of the 'greatest disappointments' in his career to no longer be involved.

And the American has now echoed the sentiment after parting ways with the club.

Speaking to Architects’ Journal, as cited by NCE, Meis admitted: “I was extremely disappointed to learn that we wouldn’t be involved in the ongoing work on the stadium.

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“It is my belief that it is critical to have the design architect in a guardian role in order to protect the design that was submitted to planning.

“We spent more than four years embedding ourselves in the culture of the city and the club during the design process.

"I believe that level of commitment contributed to the overwhelmingly supportive response to the design."

He responded to the ECHO on Twitter: "I am sorry but if this was “always the plan” no one shared it with me.

"In my 30 years of designing stadiums I have never had our work taken over by another architect without remaining in a custodian/oversight role."

Everton have insisted the club's state-of-the-art stadium project remains on track with a decision on their planning application expected over the course of the summer.