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New ferry terminal for Liverpool will cost Isle of Man Gov £30m

Photo: IOM Government

The Isle of Man Government has completed negotiations for a new ferry terminal to be built at Liverpool's Princes Half Tide Dock.

It's scheduled to be completed by 2021, subject to funding approval by Tynwald Parliament.

The access road to the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal is one of many important developments in the area that make up the Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme.

Substantial areas of former dock yard and industrial land are being redeveloped to create a vibrant area providing for a range of uses, including culture, leisure, sport, tourism, retail and residential.

The £5 billion City Centre Connectivity project located on Liverpool’s Waterfront will see the creation of five dynamic new neighbourhoods across a 60-hectare site, generating a world-class, mixed use development in central Liverpool.

The IOM Government decided to buy the land in July 2016, after it was revealed the existing Pier Head facility would undergo major redevelopment as a cruise liner berth.

A linkspan will be designed to handle loads of up to 120 tonnes as the IOM Government's agreement with the Peel Group allows the site to be used for freight during winter weekends and emergencies.

The site will also be able to handle bus, coach and light commercial traffic all year.

The location of the new ferry terminal will be at Princes Half Tide Dock. Credit: IOM Government

The new Isle of Man Terminal is a critical piece in our regeneration plans for the north shore of Liverpool and I’m delighted that this deal has been struck between the Isle of Man Government and Peel to progress the scheme.

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.

– Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool