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Liverpool Council to appoint ferry terminal link road contractor

Report to recommend deal goes ahead

Liverpool City Council is about to appoint a contractor to build a Mersey waterfront link road for the new Isle of Man ferry terminal.
Following a Europe-wide procurement process, a report to the council’s cabinet next Friday (28 September) is recommending the contract for the £7.6m scheme be awarded to provide access from Waterloo Road to the £30m facility which is due to be built at Prince's Half-Tide Dock.
The new road and ferry terminal will lie within Peel Land and Property Limited’s Liverpool Waters scheme - a £5bn development site encompassing 150 acres of historic docklands in north Liverpool, stretching from Prince's Dock to Bramley Moore Dock.

The cabinet report follows the Isle of Man Government’s announcement it has completed negotiations with Peel Land and Property Limited for the long-term leasehold ownership of the site, with the new terminal scheduled to open by 2021.

On cabinet approval the highways contractor will be formally appointed and then head of terms will be signed with Peel to lease the land to the council for the construction of the road.

As part of the tender, the winning company will provide apprenticeships to the local labour market and source Liverpool firms in their supply chain as part of the mayoral pledge to support the city’s economy through council contracts.

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