Aerial view of Liverpool docks

Merseyside Dock

Isle of Man Ferry Terminal, Merseyside Dock

Work has started on the construction of the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal at Prince’s Half-Tide Dock, Liverpool, within the Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site and the Stanley Dock Conservation Area.

It will sit within Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, the £5bn regeneration scheme which is transforming 148 acres of the city’s north docks.

The site clearance operation took place before Christmas 2019, with contractor John Sisk and Sons planning completion by the summer of 2021.

It is predicted that the development will generate £3.2m for the economy. A link road is also under construction, with the £7m cost being funded by Liverpool City Council as part of its £500m Better Roads programme.

Project Summary

  • Name
  • Merseyside Dock
  • Location
  • UK
  • Date
  • January 2020 for 2 years
  • Client
  • Sisk
  • Contractor
  • Murphy Surveys
  • Consultant
  • Murphy Surveys


Murphy Surveys have been appointed by Sisk to complete environmental monitoring at Liverpool Dock during site demolition, excavation and construction works of the New Isle of Man Ferry Terminal.

VW Piezometers were used to monitor the pore water pressure to make sure the pressures stay within design guidelines due to the tidal effect at site.

IPIs were used to monitor displacement due to works being carried out at a very close proximity to the quay’s walls which need to remain in place during and after the works.