Green light for Liverpool Cruise Terminal
Progress on Stride Treglown design for Princess Jetty site
Liverpool Council has given the go-ahead for the detailed design of a much-anticipated 10,000 sqm cruise terminal, situated within developer Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme. The proposal will enable the world’s largest cruise ships - holding up to 3,600 passengers - to dock at the Princess Jetty site. The Committee voted unanimously in favour of the application, following outline planning permission being granted in April 2018.
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. Leader of the technical team Dave Grove, project director at Ramboll, said: “Having personally worked in the quayside area throughout my 20-year career at Ramboll, I am confident the approved design will meet the highest standards and needs of all who will use the facility. The whole design team are looking forward to delivering this exciting and vitally important project to the city of Liverpool.”
Throughout the design process, Stride Treglown sought to acknowledge the historic setting of Liverpool Waters, whilst looking to the future. A concrete plinth, upon which the building sits, is a modern interpretation of the old dock walls. The designers also intended to embody the excitement of travel by creating an open and outward-looking space, with expansive glass walls framing far-reaching views across the city and out to the Irish Sea. On the exterior of the building, a zinc skin will shimmer with reflections of the River Mersey.
The terminal will be built on two floors, with a state-of-the-art baggage hall on the ground floor, and the passenger lounge, café, and check-in desks on the first floor. The scheme also includes a four-star hotel, and a public open space with hard and soft landscaping. Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, stated: “We are creating a world-class experience for the cruise companies and their passengers, and working with some of the very best in the construction industry to deliver the facilities.”
Site preparation works are expected to start in the New Year.
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