Isle of Man News - POSTED Mon 29-10-2018

New-look Liverpool ferry terminal pictures go on display

by TH

New-look Liverpool ferry terminal pictures go on display - picture

New images of the proposed design of a new Isle of Man Ferry Terminal in Liverpool have been released today.

It’s ahead of a planning application which will be submitted next month.

The digital illustrations will be displayed at a public exhibition in Liverpool on Thursday to fulfil the requirements of planning legislation.

Residents who live close to the site have been sent letters inviting them to view the plans.

Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer says: “The proposed terminal has been designed to combine a high standard of civil engineering with a high quality building.

“Passengers’ needs have been at the forefront of the design process, with comfortable and modern facilities housed in a building which will serve generations of travellers well for many years to come.”

If planning is approved the building will be constructed at Princes Half Tide Dock, which is 800 metres downriver of the current Pier Head facility.

The new ferry terminal will be part of the £5 billion waterfront regeneration scheme which will see five new neighbourhoods created as part of the 60-hectare Liverpool Waters project.

The Isle of Man Government announced last month it had completed negotiations with Peel Land and Property Limited for the long-term leasehold ownership of the site.

Vehicles and freight traffic will be served by a link road currently under construction, paid for by Liverpool City Council and the Combined Authority who have worked together to deliver funding through the major City Centre Connectivity project.

Foot passengers will be able to access the terminal via a riverside footbridge near to the planned Cruise Liner Terminal Hotel which will be located at Princes Dock.

Bus and taxi facilities will be provided to the new site and will also be available across the footbridge, adjacent to Alexandra Tower as part of the Cruise Liner scheme.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, says: “The new Isle of Man Terminal is a critical piece in our regeneration plans for the north shore of Liverpool.

“The city council is investing a huge amount of money in the transport infrastructure to support this new facility and we look forward to its completion.

“The Isle of Man and Liverpool have a historic relationship and this new ferry terminal will cement our strong links and forge even closer ties into the future.”

Funding for the project is subject to approval from Tynwald.

The new terminal is scheduled to open in late 2020.

“Passengers’ needs have been at the forefront of the design process, with comfortable and modern facilities housed in a building which will serve generations of travellers well for many years to come.”

Ray Harmer MHK, Infrastructure Minister

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