Global infrastructure services firm AECOM has been appointed to manage and supervise the site investigation works for a new cruise liner terminal for Liverpool City Council.
Liverpool City Council plan to develop a new cruise terminal in Liverpool that will allow the city to accommodate more cruise ships with improved passenger handling facilities. The plan is to double the number of cruise liner visits to the city by working with operators to increase the city’s attractiveness as a visitor destination.
AECOM will deliver the site investigation which will involve a preliminary desk study, overseeing and implementing a complex river and land based geotechnical and environmental site investigation and carrying out geophysical surveys followed by a jack-up drilling rig. AECOM will work closely with the council, related technical teams and the various stakeholders involved, taking into consideration Liverpool’s busy cruise schedule.
Doug Lewis, Associate Director & Ground Engineering Lead, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with Liverpool City Council on this important project which will help encourage more investment and visitors to this iconic city. This project has already opened up other opportunities for AECOM along the River Mersey and we look forward to working with the council and its other stakeholders.”
Liverpool has seen a phenomenal amount of investment and development over the last 10 years with the Liverpool Waters scheme transforming the city’s waterfront. The first phase of £1billion of investment is already completed and phase 2 comprises of a further £1billion of investment offer with planning permission in place; the remaining three phases total £3billion.
The new cruise liner terminal will form part of a 60-hectare historic dockland site to create a world class mixed use waterfront quarter in central Liverpool.