VIDEO | Liverpool showcases latest cruise terminal designs

Liverpool City Council and architect Stride Treglown have outlined the latest vision for the city’s £50m cruise liner terminal ahead of construction work starting early next year.

The 108,000 sq ft terminal, due to be built at the Princes Jetty on Princes Dock, will be built on two floors with a baggage hall on the ground floor, and the passenger lounge, café, and check-in desks on the first floor.

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

While investigative works have already started, construction of the terminal will begin with the dismantling of the redundant jetty, followed by building a new jetty on which the terminal building will sit. As well as the terminal building, the project includes new public open space featuring hard and soft landscaping.

Outline planning permission was granted for the project in April this year, and designs are now at RIBA Stage 4 ahead of a reserved matters application being submitted next month. McLaughlin & Harvey is the main contractor, while Ramboll is lead designer working alongside Stride Treglown.

Subject to a harbour revision order, which the city council has applied for, construction of the terminal is expected to begin early next year.

Gorden Tero, director at Stride Treglown, said: “The Liverpool Cruise Terminal is a new gateway to a beautiful city, loved the world over. We have acknowledged the historic setting, whilst also looking to the future, and reflected the excitement of travel in our architecture. We designed the new terminal to be open and outward-looking.

“Expansive glass walls frame far-reaching views across the city and out to the Irish Sea, and a zinc skin will shimmer with tones of the River Mersey. A concrete plinth, upon which the building sits, is a modern interpretation of the old dock walls.”

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “The new cruise liner terminal is a key element in plans to further boost our flourishing visitor economy, which is now worth more than £4.5bn a year to the city region’s economy and provides more than 53,000 jobs. Attracting more visitors, in bigger ships, will give a boost not just to businesses in the city centre, but around the city region, indirectly creating additional jobs for local people across the supply chain

The professional team also includes planner JLL and cost consultant Turner & Townsend.CGI Of Liverpool Cruise Terminal Looking South Down River

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Surely they could of come up with something a bit more imaginative. Just reeks of low budget box boredom!

By Steve

I love the profile of the terminal and the large glazed sections, but dear god it looks like a warehouse inside. This will be the gateway into the city for cruise passengers so should aim to make an impact.


Its form is the budget version of the Liverpool Museum, no? A steel frame clad with metal panels, classy!

By hh

I like it, I just hope the cladding looks good as it does look a little warehouse like particularly in those renders. Most cruise liner terminals around the world aren’t exactly the most interesting buildings (i.e. Lisbon, Southampton, Seattle), they’re there to serve a function, and this will be very welcome sat in front of the newly proposed hotel, with the new Lexington, Hive, and Plaza just behind, get it built!

By L19

Well i think it looks absolutely marvelous !!!!!

By Karen

Is that a subtle hyperbolic paraboloid?!

By Buckminster Fuller

This is a great design and it’s going to look stunning next to the new IOM ferry terminal and new hotel. It’ll look great on the skyline too, albeit subtly.

By Anonymous

Disappointing that this and the Museum of Liverpool don’t reflect the World Heritage Site designation. Yes, they’re “of their time”, but in 50 years they’ll be “past their time” and likely replaced.

By Edge

Looking good and very modern will work well with current buildings being built on site already ))

By Graham

A shame

By Graham

Looks like an Asda

By Anon

The new cruise terminal plans look good and are well overdue, the only problem is it looks quite small and doesn’t seem to have enough seating area for passengers waiting to board, having sailed from Southampton on numerous occasions with my husband they have got it well sorted, we would really love to sail from our amazing city, having already been on two cruises out of Liverpool on both QM2 and Queen Victoria and felt so proud of our wonderful city and listened to all the amazing comments from fellow passengers about this beautiful city, please make sure you build an impressive building able to accommodate the passengers we hope to impress and encourage to sail from here, it has to be special and efficient to make people want to board in our special city, we can’t wait to be able to board in our city and not have to travel to Southampton, please get it right come on Liverpool

By Margaret Martin

@Anoin ASDA where in Dubai !!!!!!

By Ron

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