Peel Ports Seeks Investment Partner for Major Dock Development

Peel Ports, the operator of the Port of Liverpool, is seeking a commercial partner to develop a historic 100,000 sq ft dock, located near Everton FC’s £750m waterfront stadium.

Huskisson Dock at the Port of Liverpool. Picture from Peel Ports

Port of Liverpool’s Huskisson Dock. Image: Peel Ports

Huskisson Dock, named after former Liverpool MP William Huskisson—the first recorded person in history to be killed by a train—was opened in 1852. The dock, severely damaged by German bombs during the Blitz, served as a host for Cunard liners in the 1960s. Now, Peel Ports aims to transform this site into a thriving hub for companies in the distribution, manufacturing, and specialist operations sectors.

Situated close to Everton FC’s new stadium, which is under construction at Bramley-Moore Dock, the site boasts multimodal access with connections to road, rail, and sea. Peel Ports offers to collaborate with interested parties on bespoke development projects, which may include warehouses, processing plants, or specialised storage facilities.

Located within the Liverpool city region Freeport, the site provides a range of incentives for occupiers, including benefits related to customs, business rates, planning, regeneration, innovation, and trade and investment support.

Phil Hall, Port Director at the Port of Liverpool for Peel Ports, commented,

“This land at Huskisson Dock is in a great location and with its strong road, rail, and sea links across the North West and beyond, it is ideal for organisations working in distribution and manufacturing.

“At Peel Ports, we don’t just provide organisations with a base for their operations, but we help them to be as successful as possible. For organisations looking to call Huskisson Dock home, they’ll find they have all the support they need through our port-centric services to allow them to perform as efficiently as possible.

“We’re incredibly proud of Huskisson Dock’s history and we’re looking forward to building upon that as we look to welcome a new company to the site.”

Since its opening, Huskisson Dock has played a crucial role in Liverpool’s growth as a major port, initially focusing on coal exports and raw material imports. Throughout its history, the dock has expanded multiple times to meet changing maritime needs, providing significant support during both World Wars and later incorporating advanced cargo handling facilities for containerised freight, bulk goods, and project cargo. Today, it remains an integral part of the larger Port of Liverpool complex.

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