New Cruise Terminal Plan
Liverpool City Council is aiming to create a new cruise facility of “international standard”.
The scheme, which involves the controlled removal of Princes Jetty, will see the construction of a new terminal within a statement building, on a new suspended deck structure in the Mersey.
In 2019 Liverpool welcomed more than 60 vessels, with 120,000 passengers and crew, but wants to capitalise on the cruise boom by creating a new passenger and baggage facility complete with passport control, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and vehicle pick up point.
The council has awarded the first stage of a two stage design and build contract to UK wide construction company McLaughlin & Harvey who will work alongside consultancy firm Ramboll to develop the facility.
The scheme has planning approval, and with funding secured from the city region combined authority, the council received approval in January 2021 from The Marine Management Organisation for a Harbour Revision Order for the Construction of the Terminal in the River Mersey.
However, given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the council is currently assessing timescales for taking this scheme forward to the next stage.
Planning permission has also been obtained for a new 4*, 200 room, hotel to support the new terminal and enhance the city’s capabilities in handling the next generation of turnaround cruises, which can carry up to 3,600 passengers.
The new cruise terminal will be situated within the £5bn Liverpool Waters development scheme.