McLaughlin & Harvey building scheme while Wates will construct hotel for passengers

Liverpool cruise terminal by Stride Treglown

Liverpool cruise terminal by Stride Treglown

New images of a planned Liverpool cruise liner terminal have been released ahead of a planning application for work to start on the site in the River Mersey.

Belfast contractor McLaughlin & Harvey has won the deal to build a £50m cruise terminal on the banks of the river Mersey.

Architect Stride Treglown, working with engineer Ramboll, will submit a reserved matters application next month. Outline permission was granted by the city council in April.

Ramboll is joined by planning consultant JLL and QS Turner & Townsend. 

The Liverpool Cruise Terminal will be built within Peel Holdings’ £5.5bn Liverpool Waters area which is being masterplanned by Planit-IE after Chapman Taylor was ditched.

It will include a 200-bed, four-star hotel, which will be built by Wates, as well as the passenger and baggage facility which includes a security and customs areas, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and car park.

Stride Treglown director Gordon Tero said the concrete plinth on which the building sits was a “modern interpretation of the old dock walls”.

He added: “We designed the new terminal to be open and outward-looking. Expansive glass walls frame far-reaching views across the city and out to the Irish Sea, and a zinc skin will shimmer with tones of the River Mersey.”

Steve Rotheram, metro mayor of the Liverpool city region, said: “The new cruise liner terminal is a key element in plans to further boost our flourishing visitor economy, which is now worth more than £4.5bn a year to the city region’s economy and provides more than 53,000 jobs.

“Attracting more visitors, in bigger ships, will give a boost not just to businesses in the city centre, but around the city region, indirectly creating additional jobs for local people across the supply chain.”

Site preparation works for the new facilities are expected to start in the new year, subject to approval of the Harbour Revision Order.