Plans have now been approved for a landmark Liverpool Cruise Terminal, which we see the city’s new terminal situated within Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme.
The terminal will be constructed at the Princes Jetty site, with the proposal enabling the world’s largest cruise ships (up to 3,600 passengers) to embark and disembark at Liverpool, providing a world-class experience for cruise companies and passengers.
The cruise terminal is expected to directly create a number of local jobs. The City Council ‘s Planning Committee voted unanimously in favour of the application for the detailed design of the development, following outline planning permission being granted in April 2018.
The 10,000 sqm terminal will be built on a suspended deck on steel piles in the river, spanning two floors. It will boast a baggage hall in the ground floor, and the passenger lounge, café and check-in on the first floor.
The scheme will also include new public open space, hard and soft landscaping, and associated car and coach servicing arrangements.
The plans will see the derelict Princes Jetty currently in situ dismantled, with construction of the new terminal taking place at the site of the existing jetty in the River Mersey.
The Council is also investing a further £32m in upgrading the A565 to support the new cruise facility and north docklands and is gearing up to create a £20m link road to extend Leeds Street to the waterfront to support a new £30m Isle of Man Ferry terminal.
Site preparation works for the new facilities are expected to start in the new year.
For further information visit www.liverpoolwaters.co.uk
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