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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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Brilliant news for Liverpool.

By Derek

Absolutely fantastic! Great news for the city.

By Susan

Sketchup screen grab me-do.

By Evil Bill

Great news for Liverpool, well done.

By A Manc.

Won’t make much difference to my life or many peoples lives quite frankly.

By Aug

It will secure and create jobs and businesses with the supply chain that will be created for the whole North West and make it so much easier to access cruising rather than the long journey down south

By Capt Ust

Fantastic news right on our doorstep.
Go Liverpool.

By Cal

Great news for the whole of the north of England. Like other comments. No having to travel down to southampton and it will have a great impact on suppliers within the north.

By John Broadbent

@Aug will make a difference for the city of Liverpool as it’s a port city, so all good for the Liverpool City Region

By Ronnie

What is it about Liverpool that they want everything that Southampton has?
Desimated our football team and know trying to take our jobs away!

By Dave C

@Dave C, just reclaiming our right to operate in a free and capitalist society, Liverpool Started the original Cunard cruises and those jobs are coming home. Liverpool is a much better passenger friendly port for cruise ships and not hidden away in some distant dock. Anyway, Southampton will still be the biggest passenger port in the UK, we just want the right to sail from our own port in the North, so you Southerners don’t have to put up with us, you like our money but not to keen on us. Anyway didn’t Soton pinch a load of jobs from Portsmouth docks some time ago? Sail on matey.

By Carry on cruising.