Construction work started to build a new cruise terminal in Liverpool after plans for it were approved in April 2018.
An overwater jack-up platform started site investigations on the bedrock where the facility will be built. A new permanent terminal, that will replace the current facility, will enable the port city to accommodate the largest cruise ships in the world on the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront.
The City Council appointed McLaughlin & Harvey, building and civil engineering contractors, to carry out the first stage of a 2-stage design and build contract. The first stage consists of supporting the appointed design team, led by Ramboll UK, in order to finalise the design and building method. It will include finishing the controlled demolition of derelict Princess Jetty.
Major contract works involve building on a suspended deck structure and erection of vehicle linkspan bridge and pedestrian walkway to link the new terminal with the existing landing stage.
The team will make improvements to the landing stage as well. It will involve the modification of the lower cruise terminal reception building and its relocation to the pontoon's northern end and the creation of ancillary buildings. Princes Parade will be improved to incorporate terminal parking and pick-up, drop-off and pedestrian crossing facilities.
Preparation at Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters is due to start in October.