Liverpool City Council has released images from its public consultation on the city’s proposed permanent cruise terminal, held this week.
The project would involve the controlled removal of Princes Jetty and construction of a new terminal within a “statement” building, on a suspended deck structure in the Mersey.
In 2016 Liverpool welcomed more than 60 vessels, with 120,000 passengers and crew, but the council is keen to capitalise on the cruise boom by expanding its offer to visting ships.
The plans include a new passenger and baggage facility with passport control, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and vehicle pick up point. The current terminal generates more than £7m a year to the city’s economy
Engineering consultancy firm Ramboll is leading the technical team that will develop the facility, with a planning application expected to be submitted later this year.
The design team includes architect Stride Treglown, cost manager Gardiner & Theobald, planner JLL, and landscape architect Hyland Edgar Driver.
Tender documents for the procurement of a main contractor on a two-stage contract award basis are expected to be issued in the later part of October this year. In the meantime, tenders have been invited for progressing the site investigation works.
Subject to planning and funding approval the construction works are expected to start in summer 2018. The Ramboll team will then project manage and assist with ongoing monitoring of construction of the new facility.
Further planning applications could potentially include supplemental projects with a new 200-room hotel and 1,700-space car park.