If the plans go ahead the project will see the controlled removal of Princes Jetty and construction of a new terminal within a statement building, on a new suspended deck structure in the Mersey
Liverpool City Council has released the first image of its proposed £50m cruise liner facility.
The council is holding a two day public consultation on the plans – Wednesday and Thursday – this week at the Cunard Building, Water Street, between 2pm and 7pm.
If the plans go ahead the project will see the controlled removal of Princes Jetty and construction of a new terminal within a statement building, on a new suspended deck structure in the Mersey.
This year Liverpool welcomed more than 60 vessels, with 120,000 passengers and crew and the city believes there is huge potential to grow this trade with a new facility.
It wants to create a new passenger and baggage facility complete with passport control, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and vehicle pick up point.
The current terminal generates more than £7m a year for the city’s economy.
Engineering consultancy firm Ramboll has been appointed to lead a technical team to develop the facility with a planning application is expected to be submitted later this year.
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.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “We want to welcome the next generation of super liners and passengers to the Mersey and provide a world class welcome and a five star experience.”