Construction work has already started at the port
Portsmouth-based construction company, Brymor Group is to build Associated British Ports’ (ABP) new cruise terminal at the Port of Southampton, which is set to open in 2021.
Construction work has already started on the 11,695-square-metre facility, which is located at Berth 102 at Southampton’s Western Docks and will be linked to strategic transport routes.
The terminal will be built using green and renewable materials, including precast piling and associated foundations, deep drainage, a steel frame and fibre-reinforced ground floor slab. It will also have curved glulam beams and roof with exposed soffits, curtain walling and cladding, internal finishes, external works and hard landscaping. There will also be a link bridge to connect the terminal to visiting cruise ships to enable passengers and crew to embark and disembark safely.
“I am absolutely delighted to be awarded this iconic project, it’s a really positive statement of intent in these challenging and uncertain times,” said Stephen Morton, founder and chairman of Brymor. “Southampton’s cruise facilities are world-renowned, with the cruise industry a major and important contributor to Southampton’s and the south’s economy. This terminal will support the port’s continual growth and reinforce its status as Northern Europe’s leading turnaround and embarkation cruise port.
“With a project of this scale, it is important to stay grounded by the customer experience you want to be delivered at the close of the project. When we look to the future and plans for the finished terminal, we know that it will be the gateway to cruises that passengers have envisaged.”
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