Liverpool City Council has issued tender documents to recruit a main contractor for its £50m cruise terminal, paving the way for work to start on site in March next year.
The council is looking to appoint a main contractor for the new cruise liner terminal at Princes Dock, to work alongside 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 new cruise liner 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.
A main contractor for the project will be appointed on a two-stage basis. This will include early contractor involvement during the design development, followed by the award of a main contract once the contract value has been finalised.
The total value of the works is currently estimated at £50m.
Work on the site will involve the controlled dismantling of the existing structures on the site, including Princes Jetty, and the construction of a new terminal on a suspended deck structure.
A new vehicle and pedestrian bridge will also link the new terminal to an existing landing stage. The contractor will also modify other existing buildings including the lower cruise terminal reception building and improve public realm as part of the works.
Once a contractor is appointed, work is scheduled to get underway in March and complete by the end of March 2020.
The council held a public consultation on the plans in September.