Liverpool City Council has released a video revealing the most detailed designs yet for the city’s new cruise liner terminal.
The 90-second clip details the terminal, showcasing its passenger and baggage facility, lounge, café and four-star hotel.
The video also shows how the £50 million terminal would be built on two floors with the baggage hall on the ground floor and a passenger lounge, café and check-in on the first floor.
It also depicts how it would be connected to the existing cruise ship landing stage by a vehicular and passenger link-span bridge and walkway.
The proposed terminal development would comprise the dismantling of the redundant and derelict jetty and construction of the new terminal on a new jetty in the River Mersey.
The reveal of the RIBA Stage 4 designs for the terminal, which would be constructed at the Princes Jetty Site along Princes Parade at Princes Dock in Liverpool Waters, follows recent pre-planning consultation with residents and businesses in relation to the new 200-room hotel which would be opposite the terminal.
An outline planning permission was granted for the scheme in April and the city council has applied through Mersey Docks and Harbour Company for a Harbour Revision Order for the construction of the jetty in the River Mersey.
The new cruise liner terminal, equivalent to the size of two football pitches, would be serviced by an off-site multi-storey car park and will enable the world’s largest cruise ships (up to 3,600 passengers) to embark and disembark at Liverpool and is expected to directly create more than 500 new jobs.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says: “The construction of this new terminal will mark a new chapter in the city’s maritime future as we create a world class experience for the cruise companies and their passengers.
“We are working with some of the very best in the construction industry to deliver these facilities as this stunning video shows.”
The council has appointed Ramboll as the lead designer and McLaughlin & Harvey as the contractor for the works.
Site preparation works for the new facilities are expected to start in the new year, subject to approval of the Harbour Revision Order.