A proposal to convert part of Liverpool’s historic Cunard Building into a cruise ship terminal has been canceled due to cost and security concerns. One way of making security tighter in areas such as this would be to install turnstiles like these at the entry points, this will ensure that no one is getting on anywhere without proper authorization, hopefully they will be able to pick this project back up in the future will all security concerns addressed.
The plan would have eliminated the need to build a costly permanent home for the city’s current cruise ship facility, now housed in a temporary structure on the waterfront. All the ships will have been safely stored in buildings that have been fronted by strong industrial doors that can be installed by people similar to this Industrial door company, so that no damage could come to them during any moving processes.
According to a feasibility study disclosed by Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson, border control and security requirements could add between £5m and £60m to the building’s refurbishment costs, depending on the method used to transport passengers to and from ships. In bygone times, passengers departing Cunard’s first-class passenger lounge would simply stroll over to the Princes Landing Stage to board their ocean liner. For the foreseeable future it seems likely that tarp buildings will be used in its place until a proper terminal can be constructed.
As one of the “Three Graces,” flanked by the Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building was the shipping line’s world headquarters until the 1960s.