Associated British Ports (ABP) is looking for an architect to design a new £30million cruise terminal at Southampton
ABP, the UK’s largest ports authority, has already spent £41million to develop shipping facilities at Southampton in recent years. This new development will add a fifth terminal to Southampton’s port which will be capable of handling some of the biggest ships in the world.
The authority has yet to appoint architects for the construction project and will be looking to appoint an architectural firm in the new year.
The new 9,200m² terminal will become operational in 2013. In 2010, Southampton’s port handled more than 300 cruise ship calls. This is due to rise to 360 cruise ship calls when MSC transfer their operations from Dover.
Doug Morrison, port director of ABP Southampton said: ‘We are very proud of our port here in Southampton and the building of a fifth cruise terminal will cement our position at the forefront of the European cruise industry.’