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Liverpool City Council chooses cruise terminal design team

Plans to build a cruise terminal able to handle turnaround calls of ships up to 3,600 passenger capacity in Liverpool in the north west of England has taken a step forward as the city council has appointed a team to design the facility, Place North West, an online publication, said on its website.

Engineering consultancy Ramboll will lead a team that comprises architect Stride Treglown, cost manager Gardiner & Theobald, JLL as planning consultant, and landscape architect Hyland Edgar Driver, the report said.

“The team will initially work up detailed designs before submitting a planning application for the former Princes Jetty, off Princes Parade, later this year. Ramboll would then project manage and assist with ongoing monitoring of construction, as well as assisting with contractor procurement,” the report said.

“Supplementary elements at the facility could include a 200-room hotel and 1,100-space car park. However, the car park may yet be located further north, to support projects such as Ten Streets and Everton’s proposed Bramley Moore Dock stadium,” it continued.

The present cruise terminal facility, which opened in 2007, is able to handle large ships on calls, but its inadequate luggage, passenger and other handling facilities prevent it from performing turn around calls by vessels larger than 1,200 passenger capacity.