Engineering consultancy Ramboll has been appointed by Liverpool City Council to lead a technical team to develop a new permanent Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey.
The team includes architect Stride Treglown, cost manager Gardiner & Theobald, planning and property consultant JLL, and landscape architect Hyland Edgar Driver.
Initially, the team will work up detailed designs for the planned £50m passenger facility before submitting a planning application for the former Princes Jetty, off Princes Parade, later this year.
Further applications are expected to include associated projects like a new 200-room hotel and 1,100 space multi-storey car park.
Subject to planning approval, the team will manage and assist monitoring of construction of the new facility, as well as assisting with contractor procurement.
Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool needs a new cruise facility so that we can provide the next generation of super liners and passengers with a world class welcome and a five star experience.
“Appointing Ramboll to lead this very experienced technical team is a key step in ensuring we develop a facility to the highest standards. A new cruise facility would also be a huge boost to our plans to regenerate the North Liverpool docklands and create thousands of new jobs.”