Name of architect: The Manser Practice
Name of sub-contractor: T A Colbourne Ltd
Name of main contractor: Dean & Dyball Ltd
Type of roof/wall/facade products used: Sheeting & Cladding
Geographical area/Town/Road: 46/47 Berth, Dockgate 4, Atlantic Way, Southampton
Building use: Waterside Terminal
The £19m Ocean Cruise terminal has recently been completed to marine standards, to meet the need of Southamptons cruise business which has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, with 289 cruise calls and well over 900,000 passengers during 2008, including such high profile calls as those for the naming of P&Os Ventura and Royal Caribbeans Independence of the Seas.
The new terminal built adjacent to the Ocean Dock, is capable of handling ships with a capacity of 4,000 passengers and will therefore comfortably accommodate the largest cruise vessels afloat.
With Southampton being recognised as the cruise capital of Northern Europe, the new terminal will help the port maintain this position.