Liverpool's new cruise terminal will be built in the place of the current Princes Jetty (Image: Cruise Liverpool)
Liverpool City Council has approved plans for a new £50 million (US$70 million) cruise terminal facility to be built on the River Mersey, which will enable the UK city to welcome some of the world’s biggest cruise ships.
According to the plans, the existing Princes Jetty will be demolished to accommodate a permanent new cruise terminal, which will be built on a suspended deck structure in the river. The passenger and baggage facility will feature passport control services, a lounge, a café, toilets, a taxi rank and a vehicle pick-up point.
The terminal will be designed and built in two stages, with UK-based building and civil engineering contractor McLaughlin & Harvey leading the first stage. Consultancy firm Ramboll UK will provide support and help to manage the project on behalf of the council.
Liverpool City Council also confirmed that it will invest a further £32 million to upgrade the A565 road to support the new cruise facility. Plus, it will build a £20 million link road to extend Leeds Street to the waterfront to support a new £30 million Isle of Man Ferry terminal.
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