Construction company McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the first of two stages of the design and build contract for a £50M cruise terminal in Liverpool.
The first stage of the contract is for pre-construction services. These include the demolition of the existing jetty, progressing the design, and procuring sub-contractors. The second stage – the main construction contract – will be awarded in the autumn.
The project will involve the construction of a cruise passenger terminal on a suspended deck, a linkspan bridge for vehicles and a pedestrian bridge to connect the new terminal to the existing landing stage.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “I’m delighted that we’ve appointed such a renowned company as McLaughlin & Harvey to undertake this phase of design work of our new cruise facility.
“This is a major step forward for what is one of the city’s most important regeneration projects of this decade and is vital to growing Liverpool’s tourism economy.”
McLaughlin & Harvey contract director John Mariner said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to deliver this prestigious and iconic project on the Liverpool waterfront and look forward to working collaboratively with Liverpool City Council’s team.”
Ramboll led the technical team, including architects Stride Treglown, planning and property consultants JLL and landscape architects Hyland Edgar Driver, to take the scheme to planning.
The outline planning application is expected to be reviewed by the council’s planning committee in April. If granted, site preparation will begin in October.
Aecom was chosen to manage site investigation work for the terminal last year. This includes geophysical surveys and installation of a jack-up drilling rig.
The council will spend an additional £32M on upgrading the A565 to support the new cruise facility, while a £20M extension of Leeds Street will support a new £30M Isle of Man ferry terminal.