CGI Of Liverpool Cruise Terminal Looking South Down River
Outline planning consent for the project was granted in 2018

Liverpool Cruise Terminal delayed by 12 months 

The £50m terminal was scheduled to complete in 2022 but delays caused by the pandemic and Brexit mean it likely will not be ready until 2023, the council said

For construction of the 108,000 sq ft terminal to begin, the Marine Management Organisation, the national body responsible for marine planning, needs to submit a ‘harbour revision order’ requesting permission to carry out the work. 

However, the submission of the request has been delayed because of Brexit and Covid-19, according to Liverpool City Council, and the order is now expected to be submitted next spring. 

A report to the council’s culture, tourism and events committee said: “The construction planning for the new Liverpool Cruise Terminal continues. Once we have [the HRO], works will commence on site.

“Completion is anticipated for 2023 if all timelines on the critical path are not compromised due to Covid.” 

CGI Of Liverpool Cruise Terminal Looking North From Princes Parade 768x431

The architect for the project is Stride Treglown

The terminal, due to be built at the Princes Jetty on Princes Dock, is planned to comprise two floors with a baggage hall on the ground floor, and a passenger lounge, café and check-in desks on the first floor. 

The building will be connected to the existing cruise ship landing stage by a link-span bridge for vehicles, and a pedestrian walkway. 

McLaughlin & Harvey has been appointed as the main contractor for the project. Agency JLL is the planning consultant. Structural engineer Ramboll, architect Stride Treglown, cost manager Gardiner & Theobald and landscape architect Hyland Edgar Driver make up the project team. 

Liverpool City Council granted outline consent for the project in 2018, the same year Liverpool City Region Combined Authority approved a £20m grant to help deliver the scheme. 

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What has Brexit got to do with the delay?

By C leadbetter

This is one of the key pieces to the jigsaw in the renaissance of Liverpool’s northern waterfront with a huge impact on our economy. The expansion of the Liverpool Cruise industry has a much wider impact on our city than the millions of pounds extra passing through the tills of our businesses. The Isle of Man terminal is on track, I know, and it’s possibly better that they happen consecutively.

By Red Squirrel

Mayor Joe Anderson or some other high-profile council officer needs to give a proper update on this important project, as up until now communication has been poor. How long does a Harbour Revision Order take to be issued, as it has been about a year already? Works are able to continue during Covid so why the delay – this needs to get on site now, by firstly removing the old jetty/landing stage.

By sound

This is not entirely unexpected in view of the international downturn in the cruise market.
Indeed….the project could be quietly shelved in the foreseeable future…. look at the the economic impact this business has had on the port of Southampton

By Anonymous

What a relief, send all that pollution down to Southampton.

By Mikes mate