Categories: Associated British Ports, Hull, NewsPublished On: 21.07.2021238 words1.2 min read

Additional expertise sought to help deliver Hull’s £73m cruise terminal ambition

Architect and specialist marine engineer tenders approved by city council as part of £73m plan

An image of the proposed cruise terminal next to The Deep in Hull. (Image: Hull City Council)

Hull’s cruise terminal ambition has taken another step forward with the city council giving the go-ahead for the appointment of specialist technical support to drive delivery.

Architect and specialist marine engineer input into the £73 million scheme are to be tendered for, in what is seen as a £100,000 early-stage investment in the proposal for Sammy’s Point by The Deep

It follows a similar move for specialist planning consultants last month, with a £600,000 to £1 million pot identified to fund the steering through the complex process.

A cruise terminal would bring a new dimension to the city, furthering the experience with Belgian and Dutch ferry links and building on Hull’s recent City of Culture status.

It is also seen as benefiting the likes of York, Lincoln and Nottingham when it comes to tourism spend, with all considered in reach for excursions while a vessel is in port.

Cllr Daren Hale, leader of Hull City Council said: “In order to progress the new cruise terminal project, we require the services of specialist marine engineers and architects with knowledge and experience in designing and delivering cruise infrastructure . . . .

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