Diagram to show plans to relocate the Mersey cruise terminal. Liverpool City Council 2017
Subject to approvals, plans for the new £50m Mersey Cruise Terminal will relocate the existing cruise terminal to a new a landmark building at Princes Dock, in Liverpool Waters. Suspended on a deck over the river, the new terminal will be designed to create a five star experience for passengers.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: "A new cruise facility is one of the city's most important regeneration projects of this decade and is vital to growing Liverpool's tourism economy."
In May 2017 Liverpool City Council appointed Ramboll to lead a highly skilled technical team to create an "international standard", new permanent Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey. The multi-disciplinary design team was appointed after a European wide tendering process, and includes: architects Stride Treglown, cost managers Gardiner & Theobald, global planning and property consultants JLL, and landscape architects Hyland Edgar Driver.
The council is currently inviting tenders to select a Design and Build Contractor to construct the facility. This is a two–stage contract award basis, with the first stage to develop the design and confirm the construction costs with Ramboll. The first stage contract is expected to be awarded in March 2018.
Tenders are also being assessed for the site investigation works needed to redevelop the Princes Jetty site, the site of the existing cruise terminal, which has been gifted to the council by Peel. Further planning applications could potentially include supplemental projects. A new 200 room hotel and 1,700+ multi-storey car park would enhance the city's capabilities in handling the next generation of turnaround cruises, which can carry up to 3,600 passengers.
Plans for Liverpool’s new permanent Cruise Terminal will replace the existing facility to create an exciting five-star experience for passengers. Ramboll is leading a multi-disciplinary technical team designing the new terminal and will stay involved until Scheme completion.