The new facility will enable the city to welcome the world’s biggest cruise ships to its UNESCO World Heritage listed waterfront.
The first stage will consist of supporting the council’s appointed design team, led by Ramboll UK, to finalise the design and construction method, including completing enabling works such as the controlled dismantling of the existing derelict Princess Jetty, which has been gifted to the city by Peel Land and Property.
The main contract works involve the construction of the new Cruise Passenger Terminal on a suspended deck structure at the Princes Jetty site and the erection of a vehicular linkspan bridge and pedestrian bridge / walkway to connect the new terminal to the existing landing stage.
The outline planning application for the new facility is expected to be heard by the council’s Planning Committee in April 2018. If approved, site preparation at Princes Dock, in Liverpool Waters, is expected to start in October 2018.
The council is also in the process of promoting a Harbour Revision Order through the Harbour Authority to construct the new terminal in the River Mersey.
McLaughlin & Harvey Contract Director John Mariner, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to deliver this prestigious and iconic project on the Liverpool waterfront and look forward to working collaboratively with Liverpool City Council’s team.”