Cruise liner terminal secures £20m grant

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved a grant of £20m from the Single Investment Fund to go towards the construction of the city’s new cruise liner terminal.

The funding was singed-off at the latest meeting of the LCR Combined Authority on Friday.

McLaughlin & Harvey was confirmed in March as main contractor to deliver the cruise liner terminal project, which is expected to take three years to complete.

The project includes the dismantling of the existing structures on the site, including Princes Jetty, and the construction of a new terminal on a suspended dock structure.

A vehicle and pedestrian bridge will also link the new terminal to an existing landing, while the contractor will modify other existing buildings including the lower cruise terminal reception building and improve public realm as part of the works.

The contractor will work alongside the design team assembled last year, which comprises structural engineer Ramboll, architect Stride Treglown, cost manager Gardiner & Theobald, planner JLL, and landscape architect Hyland Edgar Driver. Aecom is also working on the project, supervising site investigation works.

The wider scheme includes facilities such as a 200-bedroom hotel and a 1,700-space car park. According to a report to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the package of works will cost £130m overall.

Replacing the existing facility will allow Liverpool to welcome the world’s biggest cruise ships.

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