Liverpool cruise terminal contractor namednews
23rd March 2018
McLaughlin & Harvey have sealed the deal following an open tendering process to prepare the Cruise Terminal Facility which will be situated on the River Mersey in Liverpool, beating Graham Construction and Sisk.
The two-stage design and build contract is estimated to be worth a whopping £50 million. McLaughlin & Harvey, who have undertaken marine-based projects across the UK, will now support the council’s design team, which is led by Ramboll UK, to finalise construction and design methods and to complete the controlled dismantling of the existing Princess Jetty.
The contract includes the construction of a new Cruise Passenger Terminal, as well as the erection of a vehicular linkspan bridge and walkway to connect the terminal to the landing stage. There will also be improvements to existing landing stage, such as slight modification of the lower cruise terminal reception building, relocation of various buildings, and the creation of an ancillary building for storage.
The firm hopes to support the Liverpool in Work programme by offering local employment opportunities and promoting engagement with local subcontractors and supplies.
The temporary facility at Liverpool was built over 10 years ago, and has seen a dramatic increase in cruise traffic in recent years. There’s high hopes for 2018, with 57 vessels confirmed, carrying more than 100,000 passengers and crew.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “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. We want to provide the next generation of super liners and their passengers a world class welcome with a five star experience.”
Site preparation is expected to start in October of this year, subject to planning. There could als be future planning applications for a new 200-room hotel and 1,700+ space car park.
Written by Ian Johnson