WORK BEGINS ON NEW £38 MILLION ISLE OF MAN FERRY TERMINAL
Work on Liverpool City Region’s new £38 million Isle of Man ferry terminal is now underway, with the new structure set to welcome one hundred thousand people who travel between Liverpool and the Isle of Mann every year.
The development, located half a mile from the current facility, will include a 30,000 sq ft terminal building, which will be served by a new link road currently under construction, thanks to £4m from the Government as part of the wider £332 million Local Growth Fund investment in the Liverpool City Region.
The construction will help secure the Isle of Man’s link to the Liverpool City Region and boost economic growth across the Northern Powerhouse.
The ferry terminal project will link in with the wider scheme to build a new cruise liner terminal at Princes Dock and the whole development is taking place within Peel’s £5bn Liverpool Waters project. It will also be situated close to from Everton FC’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock. Addressing those at a recent ground-breaking event, Steve Rotheram said:
“Our waterfront is iconic and recognised the world over. The new ferry terminal will be a fantastic addition to it. Not only does the new terminal cement our special and historic links with the Isle of Man, it opens new and exciting opportunities – for trade, tourism and leisure.
Chief Minister for the Isle of Man, Howard Quayle added:
“The Isle of Man and Liverpool share a strong relationship based on our maritime connection, with a ferry route which has operated for more than 200 years.
“This development stands alone as the only construction project the Isle of Man Government has undertaken away from Manx shores, and will be the only property we own outside the Island. The project demonstrates the Isle of Man’s commitment to future-proofing connections with the heart of Liverpool and the wider region.”
During the construction phase, it is predicted that the development will generate in the region of £3.2m for the Liverpool city region economy and provide up to 142 man-years of construction employment.