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McLaughlin & Harvey wins cruise terminal race

The contractor is understood to have been named as preferred partner for the delivery of Liverpool’s Cruise Liner Terminal, beating a shortlist including Graham Construction, John Sisk & Son, Volker with Willmott Dixon and BAM.

Tender documents were issued for the terminal in November last year for what is expected to be a job worth around £50m.

The three-year 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 terminal is part of the city’s plans to capitalise on increased cruise traffic after the current terminal welcomed more than 120,000 passengers and crew in 2016.

McLaughlin & Harvey has offices in Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. Projects completed include Leith flood prevention works, the Belfast Waterfront conference and exhibition centre and Liverpool warehousing for Peel.

McLaughlin & Harvey and Liverpool City Council have been approached for comment.

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I wish them fair weather!

By on the dock

Thought there was to be an hotel in this scheme? Is the jetty being extended to take two ships?


A Cruise Liner Terminal followed by the Film Studios and a new football stadium on the waterfront will do me thank you very much! Liverpool has so much potential it’s unreal.

By John