Plans for the new Liverpool Cruise Terminal – which is expected to create a number of jobs – have been approved.
The facility will be situated within Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme and constructed at the site of the Princes Jetty site.
It has been designed to allow for some of the world’s largest cruise ships to embark and disembark at Liverpool.
The city council’s planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the application for the detailed design of the development, following outline permission being granted in April 2018.
It will comprise a baggage hall on the ground floor, as well as a passenger lounge, café and check-in on the first floor.
JLL worked alongside Ramboll to help secure approval for the project, with Mike Hopkins, planning director at the former, saying: “The proposal will be a landmark facility, which complements the historic Liverpool waterfront and helps to promote the city as an international cruise liner destination – generating new investment into the tourism and retail economy of Liverpool.”
Mayor Joe Anderson added: “This is the latest milestone in the re-emergence of Liverpool as a cruise destination. 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.”
The council is also investing £32m in upgrading the A565 to support the cruise facility and North Docklands, and is gearing up to create a £20m link road to extend Leeds Street to the waterfront to support a £30m Isle of Man Ferry terminal.
Darran Lawless, development director at Peel L&P for Liverpool Waters, said: “Planning permission being granted for the new cruise terminal is fantastic news for the city, boosting the economy, creating new jobs and providing an opportunity to welcome tourists from around the world.
“Peel L&P gifted the land required for the new terminal at Princes Dock to the city council, ensuring Liverpool has the ability to accommodate growth from the cruise leisure industry and high level of interest in Liverpool and the North West from the world’s largest cruise ships.”