Sisk has been picked for a £20m contract for Liverpool’s Isle of Man ferry terminal at Princes Half Tide Dock with construction due to get under way in July.
Designed by architect The Manser Practice and funded by the Isle of Man Government, the project will see a 30,000 sq ft terminal built at the site, which sits within the wider £5bn Liverpool Waters.
A planning application is on course to be discussed by Liverpool’s planning committee in April, and subject to planning consent, Sisk will start on site in the summer. The project is due to hand over in October, and the first ferries are expected to be up and running by the end of the year.
Vehicle access will be via a link road, currently being delivered by Liverpool City Council, while the development also includes some office space which will be occupied by the Isle of Man Government.
The Isle of Man Government signed a long-term leasehold with Peel, understood to be for around 190 years, on the site in September last year.
The construction value of the scheme is around £20m, while the GDV is around £30m. Aecom is also working on the project alongside The Manser Practice.
The deal with Sisk follows the confirmation last year that the city’s cruise terminal had secured a £20m grant to allow construction to begin. This new terminal will host cruise ships year round, and will be built by contractor McLaughlin & Harvey.
It sits roughly opposite the proposed Isle of Man terminal. Nearby, the city council is working up plans for a 200-bed hotel with contractor Wates, while an 1,800-space car park will also be built as part of the development.
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