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Deal struck on new Liverpool terminal

An artist's impression of Liverpool's £5bn waterfront redevelopment

Project to be completed by 2021

A deal has been agreed for a site in Liverpool, to develop a new ferry terminal for trips to the Isle of Man.

The Department of Infrastructure has announced negotiations have been made with Peel Land and Property Limited.

The long-term leasehold ownership of Princes Half Tide Dock has been in the pipeline since 2016.

However original plans to have the project completed by 2020 have now been moved back a year, a schedule still subject to Tynwald approval along with the proposal's budget.

The acquired site is 800 metres downriver from the current terminal, which is due to be converted into a cruise liner berth.

Manx government plans coincide with the Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme, a £5bn project to transform the city's waterfront.

Although a deal has been struck, Liverpool's city council is yet to receive planning application.

DoI remain optimistic in securing the relevant approvals.

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