Liverpool City Council has had its plans for a new landmark cruise terminal in the city approved.
The council and planning committee received the green light on 27 August 2019 for the new much-anticipated Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
The new cruise terminal will be situated within Peel L&P’s £5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme and will be constructed at the Princes Jetty site.
The world’s largest cruise ships will be able to berth at the new terminal, with up to 3,600 passengers able to embark or disembark at Liverpool. The cruise terminal is also expected to bring a number of new jobs to Liverpool.
The City Council’s Planning Committee voted unanimously in favour of the application for the detailed design of the cruise terminal development, which followed on from outline planning permission being granted in April 2018.
The landmark 10,000 sq.m terminal will be constructed on a suspended deck on steel piles in the riverbed and will span two levels. It will feature a baggage hall in the ground floor, and the passenger lounge, café and modern check-in area on the first floor.
The development will also include new public open space, hard and soft landscaping, and associated servicing arrangements for both cars and coaches.
Mike Hopkins, Planning Director, JLL, said: “This is a major investment in the expansion of the cruise liner terminal in Liverpool, and the proposed facility has been designed to accommodate the increasing demand in the cruise market. The proposal will be a landmark facility, which complements the historic Liverpool waterfront and helps to promote the city as an international cruise liner destination – generating new investment into the tourism and retail economy of Liverpool.”
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “This is the latest milestone in the re-emergence of Liverpool as a cruise destination. We are creating a world-class experience for the cruise companies and their passengers, and working with some of the very best in the construction industry to deliver the facilities.”
Liverpool City Council is also investing a further £32 million in upgrading the A565 road to support the new cruise terminal and is has plans to create a £20 million link road to extend Leeds Street to the waterfront to support a new £30m Isle of Man Ferry terminal.
Preparations for construction of the new cruise terminal are expected to start in early 2020.