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Ground-breaking ceremony at new ferry terminal site

Fri, 17 Jan 2020

A ground-breaking ceremony was today held on the site of the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal in Livepool.

The event, led by Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK, was attended by Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram, Liverpool’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Lynnie Hinnigan, industry leaders from the North West, representatives from Peel L&P and those involved in the design and construction of the £38 million development.

The terminal will be constructed at Prince’s Half-Tide Dock, within the Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site and the Stanley Dock Conservation Area. The site is half a mile downriver of the current Pier Head facility, which will be taken out of use once the new terminal is completed.

Construction is due to get under way in earnest this month following a site clearance operation which took place before Christmas. 

A time capsule was presented at the ceremony and will be built into the terminal to provide a snapshot in time for future generations. Among its contents is a special edition of Noble News, a newspaper put together by pupils at Henry Bloom Noble Primary School in Douglas to commemorate the occasion. The capsule also contains a message from the Chief Minister, drone footage of the Isle of Man, pictures of the site before it was redeveloped and a number of items of cultural significance.



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