Liverpool City Council has appointed a multi-disciplinary design team after a European wide tendering process to develop a new permanent Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey.
The team includes architects Stride Treglown, engineering consultancy Ramboll, global planning, property consultants JLL and landscape architects Hyland Edgar Driver. G&T will be providing cost management services.
The team will initially work on developing a detailed design on the proposed £50m facility before submitting a planning application for the former Princes Jetty, off Princes Parade, later this year. Further applications could potentially include supplemental projects with a new 200 room hotel and 1,100+ multi-storey car park to enhance the city’s capabilities in handling the next generation of turnaround cruises, which can carry up to 3,600 passengers.
The council recently approved a new £20m waterfront link road by extending Leeds Street, to support the new facility and a new Isle of Man Ferry terminal, with construction expected to begin by 2019.
Liverpool City Council, which is currently overseeing £13bn worth of regeneration projects, is also carrying out further maritime and infrastructure investigations, environmental impact assessments and surveys and is working closely with Peel Land and Property which has gifted the Princes Jetty, which sits within its £5.5bn Liverpool Waters scheme, to the city.