The application includes controlled removal of Princes Jetty and building of a new terminal set within statement building, based on suspended deck structure in the river Mersey.
In 2017 Liverpool welcomed over 60 vessels, bringing 120,000 cruise passengers and crew. However, the council wants to capitalise on cruising boom via creating a state of the art traveller and baggage facility, complete with lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank, vehicle pick up point and passport control, to cater for the growing appeal in the cruise industry of Liverpool. The current terminal generates over £7 million per year to the economy of the city.
The application is expected to be heard by council’s Planning Committee January 2018. In case it's approved, site preparation at Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters, is expected to begin in Spring 2018.