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Liverpool council appoint new cruise terminal team

Liverpool City Council has named engineering consultancy firm, Ramboll to lead the technical team to develop the new Cruise Terminal Facility at Princes Parade.

Following the launch of a European wide tendering search last December, the multi-disciplinary design team includes architects Stride Treglown, cost managers Gardiner & Theobald, global planning and property consultants JLL, and landscape architects Hyland Edgar Driver.

First up for the team will be to work on creating a detailed design on the proposed £50m passenger facility before submitting a planning application later this year.

There is potential for further applications to include other projects including a new 200-room hotel and a multi-storey car park with capacity for over 1,100 vehicles. These would help the city cope with turnaround cruises, which can carry up to 3,600 passengers.

In 2016, over 60 vessels with 120,000 passengers and crew visited the city, with the industry worth more than £7M a year to Liverpool’s economy.

Subject to planning approval Ramboll would begin to project manage and assist with ongoing monitoring of construction of the new terminal, as well as playing a key role with contractor procurement.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “Liverpool needs a new cruise facility so that we can provide the next generation of super liners and passengers with a world class welcome and a five star experience.

“Appointing Ramboll to lead this very experienced technical team is a key step in ensuring we develop a facility to the highest standards. A new cruise facility would also be a huge boost to our plans to regenerate the North Liverpool docklands and create thousands of new jobs.”

Dave Grove, Project Director, Ramboll, said: The cruise ship terminal project is one of vital importance to the City, and will secure the future of this new cornerstone in Liverpool’s economy. Having personally worked in the quayside area throughout my 20 year career at Ramboll, I am confident that we can deliver a design that will meet the highest standards and needs of all who will use the facility.”

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