Danish engineering consultancy Ramboll has been appointed by Liverpool City Council to lead a technical team to develop a £50m, new permanent Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey, UK.
The council is making progress with proposals for the new terminal to welcome the world’s biggest cruise ships.
McLaughlin & Harvey has joined the design team, led by Ramboll.
An outline planning permission has been granted for the scheme in April and the city council has applied through Mersey Docks for a Harbour Revision Order for the construction of the jetty on the River Mersey.
The new cruise terminal, being built within the Liverpool Waters area, includes a modern passenger and baggage facility, along with security checking and customs areas, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank, vehicle pick-up point, car park and four-star hotel.
The project is expected to create more than 500 new jobs. A reserved matters planning application is expected to be submitted in November.
Site preparation works for the new facilities are expected to begin in new year, subject to approval of the Harbour Revision Order.
Wates has been appointed to construct the new four-star hotel on the new cruise terminal site.
The multi-disciplinary design team includes architects Stride Treglown, cost managers Gardiner & Theobald, global planning and property consultants JLL, and landscape architects Hyland Edgar Driver.
In May 2017, the council appointed Ramboll to lead the technical team, which initially prepared detailed designs for the planning application and they were submitted in November 2017.
Ramboll will provide design services, assist with the procurement of a contractor, and project manage and assist with the ongoing monitoring of the construction of the new facility.
Plans for Liverpool’s new permanent cruise terminal will replace the existing facility to create a five-star experience for passengers.
Additional applications are likely to include associated projects such as a new 200-room hotel and 1,100 space multi-storey car park.
Image: A CGI of Liverpool Cruise Terminal. Photo: Courtesy of Ramboll UK Limited.