The contract for the new £7.6 million waterfront link road for a new Isle of Man Ferry Terminal in Liverpool is yet to be awarded. The scheme will provide access from Waterloo Road to the £30 million facility in Princes Half Tide Dock, located within Peel Land and Property Limited’s £5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme.
Part of the £45 million Liverpool city centre connectivity scheme, this scheme also includes the construction of a second waterfront link road to provide a connection between the existing Bath Street/Princes Parade/Waterloo Road junction and the new signalised junction at Leeds Street/Great Howard Street (A565).
“The new Isle of Man ferry link road is a vital scheme and I’m delighted we are now at the stage to make the project live. The road’s core function of is obviously to support the new ferry terminal but it will also bolster the wider development of the Liverpool Waters scheme and we are grateful to Peel and the city region combined authority for their support in this scheme,” said Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson.
“Creating this infrastructure is a huge priority for the city council because of its potential to fuel a renaissance in North Liverpool – not least the Ten Streets creativity district and the expansion of the Commercial Business District – which will underpin billions of investment that will benefit this city for generations to come,” the Mayor continued.
The contractor will be appointed following a Europe-wide procurement process and a report to the council’s cabinet that will recommend the contract to be awarded. The highways contractor will be formally appointed on cabinet approval and then head of terms will be signed with Peel Land and Property Limited to lease the land to the council for the construction of the road.
“The creation of these roads will make access to Liverpool Waters much easier for those living, working and visiting the waterfront, as well as the various construction and commercial vehicles that will be entering Liverpool Waters as the project continues to progress,” added Darran Lawless, Development Director at Peel Land and Property, responsible for Liverpool Waters.