Liverpool City Council have approved an application for an extension of Liverpool Marina to create a new canal boat marina in Brunswick Dock’s underused Southern Basin. The proposal also includes a water taxi pick-up and drop-off point.
The 44 berth marina will provide custom built berthings for the increasing number of canal boat visitors, complete with its own facilities building and access from Brunswick Way. The facilities building will be built on a floating pontoon within the dock basin, allowing visitors to easily access showers, laundry and storage services.
The Liverpool Marina has become popular with canal boat visitors looking to visit the city centre via the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The result has been an increase in demand for berthing spaces within the existing marina in the north of Brunswick Dock and Coburg Dock. The purpose-built canal boat marina will also free up space within the existing Liverpool Marina for other vessels.
The water taxi pick-up and drop-off point will improve connectivity between the docks and provide a unique experience of the Liverpool waterfront.
Liverpool waterfront has steadily become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the City with a range of attractions on offer including a number of water based leisure activities based at the existing marina such as power boating, yacht racing, kayaking and sailing.
Planners and architects at Cass Associates liaised with the Canal & River Trust, Royal Navy HQ Merseyside, local residents and Councillors to design a proposal that will make use of an underused area of the Dock without impacting on Royal Navy operations or existing recreational activities.