The Isle of Man is extremely important to Liverpool’s economy, with the Steam Packet company running direct ferry links to and from our city. For years the ferry base has been 800m down river with limited facilities at the Pier Head.
Now is time for a change.
At the heart of what will become known as Liverpool Waters is an area called Central Docks. It will become the engine room of the development and a focal point for the city and it’s people. On the waterfront adjacent to Alexandra Tower at Princes half tide dock a new £30m hub of tourism will be constructed. It will deliver people straight to the core of the Liverpool Waters development at Central Docks, and leave a lasting impression that Liverpool is bound for glory.
This tourism hub will be the new Isle of Man ferry terminal. It will house modern and comfortable passenger facilities and will be linked to a hotel by a bridge which will also serve the brand new Cruise Liner Terminal.
Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer MHK said:
‘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 travelers well for many years to come.’
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said:
‘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.’
Liverpool City Council is investing £7.6m to create a link road to the previously inaccessible land. It will serve freight and passenger vehicles for the ferry.
The new Isle of Man Ferry Terminal is due to open in late 2020.
6th December 2018 by